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Windows 2000 Professional Start Menu and Task Bar

Hi,


I have a question my Start Menu, Task Bar and Desktop have disappeared. The workstation boots up ok with no problems. When I log in the Taks bar/start menu shows up and quickly disappears again. To run applications I need to use the task manager.

Also when I used the task manager I typed in explorer.exe and the task bar showed up and disappeared again.

Can someone please help me with this problem.

I'm running Windows 2000 Pro with SP4, P4 2GHz with 512 Meg of Ram
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maykut
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David WallCommented:
I would start with the obvious question is the anti virus upto date? if you dont have antivirus  a free one can be found here http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php

If so have you checked it for spyware .

A good guide to sorting out can be found here http://www.petenetlive.com/Tech/Browsers/hijack.htm.

If this doesnt cure the problem then is this issue confined to just your login, if another user logs into the machine do they have the problem?


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maykutAuthor Commented:
Yep if another user logs in its the same problem. I've tried at least 5 different users and its the same problem.
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David WallCommented:
Somewhere I have seen a link to a vb script that will cure this cant just locate it at the moment but will have a look round and come back to you.
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maykutAuthor Commented:
when will u let me now?
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David WallCommented:
Maykut

Unfortunately I have been unable to find the script, but can I check you have made sure there are no virus's or malware.

Also what happens in safe mode?

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maykutAuthor Commented:
There are no viruses yes I did try safe mode the same problem. There was a registry key called StuckRects2 that microsoft recommends deleting, which should fix the problem. I've deleted that key and still nothing. I've tried copying certain files over from other workstations but still the same problem.
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