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Bit of a weird one I think.

My wife and I have XP Home on a Dell. The computer is only 3 months old.
About 2 months ago, we starting having this weird problem where sometimes when we'd use the fast-switching logon/off option to switch users, the Taskbar would go missing.

I found a utility online that will fix it by restarting the windows shell, but it only works for that session...once you shut down, all bets are off.

It only happens now about 5% of the times we start up, but I've never had this happen w/ any other computer and it's a tad annoying.

Does anyone know how I can figure out what's wrong and what I could do about it?
I've done online searches for shell problems, but it doesn't sound like a lot of people run into this cause there's not a lot of literature out there on it.
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Try putting your XP setup disk in the cdrom and click "Start", "run" and type "sfc /scannow" without the quotes. Make sure to leave 1 space between sfc and /scannow. click ok and let it go. This will repair windows system files and may fix this problem.

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