Desktop Icons & Taskbar Missing [RESOLVED]
Posted 03 October 2005 - 06:32 PM
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The associated domain name has probavly been reserved by a cliet from
The site you have requested doesn't exist
Posted 03 October 2005 - 06:37 PM
Do the same thing on the startup tab. Then click apply and then ok. When asked to reboot Click ok
Then let me know if you have your icons back.
Posted 03 October 2005 - 06:48 PM
I have icons and taskbar back.
The System Config Utility box is also open when it stated up.
Posted 03 October 2005 - 06:52 PM
Go through each service 2 at a time and recheck them then click apply then ok. Allow the machine to reboot. This will let us know which program is causing the problem.
After you have restarted all the services, do the same for the startups. By process of elimination we will be able to see which program is doing it. Then we can proceed to fix or remove the corrupt application.
Make sure you know which 2 you start each time and dont do more then 2 it'll help keep guessing down to a minimum.
Posted 03 October 2005 - 06:56 PM
Posted 03 October 2005 - 07:55 PM
It looks as though the pop-up blocker I subscribed to a couple of years ago is the problem. Under "Services" "STOPzilla Local Services" would prevent the taskbar and icons from displaying.
Posted 03 October 2005 - 07:58 PM
Posted 03 October 2005 - 08:18 PM
I uninstalled STOPzilla and deleted the folder--------
I checked the box, in msconfig, normal start up and it started up just fine.
I'm not going to bother with re-installing it to verify it was the problem.
Thank you very much.
Posted 03 October 2005 - 08:34 PM
Everything else seems in order, so i would have to say your log is clean, Congrats!!!!!
Posted 03 October 2005 - 08:45 PM
A donation is on it's way----------------
Hopefully, I won't need your services again
Posted 03 October 2005 - 09:08 PM
Now for my final words of wisdom.
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Might I suggest the following Free Spyware programs for added security, you can download them at the following links. These programs work great for detection:
Ad-aware SE--Adaware Tutorial
Spybot S&D--Spybot Tutorial
Antiviruses play an important role in keeping your computer safe and worry free while using the net. *NOTE* Only one antivirus must be allowed to run on your computer, as having two or more running can and will cause conflicts.
Firewalls are also a must in any good prevention :
Zone Alarm Sygate Kerio
There are different browsers available on the net, other than Internet Explorer, we believe!! these are better for security purposes :
You must stay on top of your updates at all times, for the above mentioned applications.
It is vitally important to stay on top of your critical updates provided by microsoft.
This can be accessed by going to Windows Updates and following the prompts.
To add to the performance of your computer, i suggest a weekly maintenance program. Run this tool. Ccleaner
Lastly a second opinion on the Antivirus that you have chosen. I suggest running these online virus scans periodically, just to make sure that the av is doing a proper job, of keeping you safe :
Rav Online Scan Housecall Online Scan Panda Activescan
Housecall Java Online Scan<---For those who use Firefox
And finally a little How did I get infected in the first place ? (by Mr. Tony Klein and dvk01)
Good luck and safe surfing
Posted 03 October 2005 - 09:09 PM
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