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every time I use a web browser Ex) IE,Opera,MSN it makes all my desktop icons and my task bar disapear and I have to hit Alt+F4 in order to restart it any help on this matter would be greatly apriciated

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When it happens, press ctrl + alt + delete keys together to get task manager

Click file, new task, type explorer.exe and click OK

Does the taskbar show then?
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yes that fixes it...never thoguht of that....but why or how would it end that task all by its self

thanks in advance again
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I have some programmes which either do that or return the taskbar minus a few programmes, usually resource intensive programmes, though not sure why

At least with explorer.exe you can carry on without the reboot

You could run this as a general clean and tweak

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this

Check the anti virus is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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