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Windows XP task bar greyed out

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Hello.
I've got a Windows XP box with the task bar on the bottom of the screen grayed out. The start button is still green but I can't get the broadband Internet connection to work.
A virus?
Any help gratefully accepted
Keith Braithwaite
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I'll download those programs on this computer and install them when I get back to the other box on tuesday.
I'll keep you posted
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Keith

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Thanks for the suggestions. I was a long way from home when working on this box and I only had a few hours to get things right.
The taskbar tood didn't pick up any anomalies and I didn't find anything with the scans. I saved all the important stuff onto a second hard disk, reformatted and reinstalled XP then pulled in the saved files. All's well again and I left the dear lady very pleased with her renewed speedy computer...
I've split the points
Thanks again
Keith
Glad that you got it sorted. Apologies were couldn't provide an exact answer between us.

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I have a fileserver running server 2003, it has the taskbar greyed out. Sometimes it does come up so you can use it, most times not. This server also does not appear in My Network Places. If you remote desktop into the taskbar it is accessable everytime.
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