So after sorting out this problem
Problems When Turning On
I have another problem which may be a result of solving the above.
No matter how many times i reboot the PC and log onto windows the taskbar (with start, running programs and icon tray) is missing.
I've tried a few suggested solutions from various sources, such as...
...trying to drag the toolbar from a hidden location of screen.
...pressing ctrl + esc which apparently resizes the taskbar to standard XP position.
...opening Task Manager and running a new task "explorer" which also apparently makes the toolbar re appear.
...i've downloaded a few programs which claim to make ressurect the taskbar, but to no avail.
Sadly, all these methods fail, so once again i turn to Geeks To Go when i'm in trouble...i can run everything using task manager, but HAVING NO TASKBAR IS JUST PLAIN ANNOYING!!
I've tried reading around the forums but all other similar topics seem to resolve around the taskbar AND the desktop icons dissapearing, however my icons are still alive and kicking
Thanks for reading
and Thanks for any help anyone can give!