When i start up the pc i randomly get the background come on but no taskbar or icons. I know when this is going to happen because the time for loading is slightly longer.
If i open task manager (control/alt/delete) i can go to 'Users' and click 'Log off' then when i log back on everything is as it should be.
I am running windows XP SP3, amd phenom 9950 quad core processor 2.60 GHz, 4 gig RAM.
I 'think' but not exactly sure, this started after i stopped using zonealarm (paid for) and went to bitdefender with which i had a complete nightmare.
I got my money back for bitdefender and went back to Zonealarm. Been using Zonealarm for years and never had this problem before, i am wondering if there is something
not starting properly in zonealarm and whether i need to re-install it? Only thinking this because of the coincidental timing of the problem with the hassle with bitdefender and re-installing of Zonealarm and this start up problem. Any help will be much appreciated.