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Task bar, other weird issues


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gaminlegend38

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So anyway, I started to play Battlefield 2 for the first time after the recent patch. I noticed that it was REALLLLLY laggy at first, just like it usually is. Well anyway it got much, much better and I played a game online.

During the game, some retarded program that I forget to turn off started to free up some RAM, which also makes it REALLLLLLLY laggy. So I tried minimizing BF2 but the computer froze so I said screw it and turned it off. When I rebooted, Windows was all screwed up.

The taskbar isn't there, and it gives me an Error that says taskbar couldn't be loaded or something like that. At first, all the docks I had (if you don't know, it's a program where you basically dock all your desktop items to the left/right, bottom/top, I have 3) never showed up. Plus, the bar with the minimize, maximize, and close buttons is gone. When I right click, I only see a black box. It's weird.

So I booted into safe mode, ran AVG virus scanner, and did a system restore to a few days ago where I hadn't downloaded the patch yet. Now the docks showed up but there was still no taskbar.

*Note: Even though no virus's showed up, I did get two errors. They were both related to reading the C: partition and startup section of Windows or whatever.

Then I tried repairing Windows using the startup disc, but it didn't work.

I'm thinking something either screwed with the video card drivers, the video card got fried (I HIGHLY doubt it, it ran only at 70 degrees C and there supposed to take up to 120) or the CPU got fried, and even then it was only at like 50 at max.

Any ideas at to what the problem might be?

Also, I haven't checked if something got unseated but I also highly doubt that happened.

Thanks.

Forgot to post specs:

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice Socket 939
Mobo: MSI K8N Neo4F (MS-7125 I believe)
Video Card: MSI nVidia GeForce 6600GT
RAM: Corsair ValueSelect 1GB (2x512)
OS: Windows XP Home Edition
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Hi gaminlegend38! Welcome to G2G!

Put your XP CD in and then click on START-->RUN and type sfc /scannow, noting the space between sfc and /scannow. This will check your operating system files and replace any that are corrupt/missing. Once the blue bar goes away reboot your computer.

Post back how things are going after doing this.

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Ended up not working but thanks anyways. I ended up having to reformat but at least it's working perfectly. Thanks for the help, though. :tazz:
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