First I want to say I love this site, last time I had an issue I couldn't solve, maybe a year ago, you guys were great and took the time to help me fix it. Thanks again so much!
Anyways, as the subject suggests, my start bar and task bar isn't showing right now... When I tried to turn on my computer this mourning it got stuck in an endless restarting loop. I tried booting in safemode and last know good configuration and those didn't work. So I put in my windows disk, and booted off the cd, ran a raid 0 driver off a floppy, and went into the repair utility and ran chkdsk /r. After fixing some errors, that got my system up an running again, however, my start menu and taskbar are gone...
I went to ask-leo.com and found an article on there and tried CTRL + ESC, CTRL + ALT + DEL new task explorer.exe, and I ran the system file checker (SFC /scannow). None of these have solved the issue.
If I move my mouse to the bottom of the screen, a little grey bar (maybe 2 pixels high) will pop up, like the bar is trying to pop up as if its in auto hide. I can right click on this bar and get my taskbar options, such as Properties, Show Desktop, Toolbars... My mouse even turns to an arrow when i move it down there, like its about to let me expand the bar, but when i click and try to, nothing happens.
Its quite a mystery to me, I looked around the web and couldn't find anyone with my issue, and thats why I am posting here as a last result. I really don't want to have to reformat my computer. I am hoping you guys can help me find away around that.
So I ran ComboFix, based on the sugestion of another post here. I'll include my log at the bottom. Now, I can not move my icons anywhere. Every icon is locked in place. I tried running HiJackThis and it gave me the error Bad Image: The DLL c:\windows\system32\MSVBVM60.DLL is not a valid windows image.
Thank you so much in advanced, and I look forward to working with you to help solve this issue!
ComboFix Log: ComboFix.txt 14.38KB 103 downloads
Edited by Jon Merlin, 12 June 2008 - 04:55 PM.