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SBS2003 Taskbar, and icons missing


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Tazzy

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Hi, i think this is the strangest thing i have ever seen!!!!

We ran Cleanup on the the server and when we restarted funny things started to happen we get a logon and we can logon but we cant see any icons, taskbar even taskmanager doesn't display.

Ctrl alt del works but the only option that seems to work properly is shutdown.

I am currently considering reinstalling but i would prefer not to do that

Is their anyone that can help with this please??????
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Use ctrl + alt + delete to get task manager, click file then new task type explorer.exe and press enter

If no change

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot.

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this. This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.


Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then clean up restore points, click confirm, click OK. Then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete, then reboot

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should and you can check for any improvement

This section is optional


Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

If no change, the next thing to do would be a repair install, this will leave data and settings intact


XP Repair

If you are unable to run XP Repair

Alternate XP Repair

Use the last one, Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, which uses a slightly different method

After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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Thank you for you response.

The problem i'm having aswell, is if you press ctrl & alt & del, the windows box comes up, and when you click on task manager taskmanager doesn't display.

so how can i run the commands - any suggestions
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If you do not get the file option

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You may as well start with the repair option
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