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in 2000 my desktop wont load. Must use task mngr to open programs then icons load.

Question: in 2000 my desktop wont load. Must use task mngr to open programs then icons load.

I have a dell 810 laptop. I know I can reload the OS but it would have to be a clean install. I dont have all the software for some of the programs on my laptop.

My desktop wont load,but I can use task mngr to access programs.Once I do that the desktop loads as normal. Any suggestions?

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Preferred Solution: in 2000 my desktop wont load. Must use task mngr to open programs then icons load.

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Answer: in 2000 my desktop wont load. Must use task mngr to open programs then icons load.

Have a look here:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;256194

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Hi,

I know this is similar to couple of posts which were posted before but still this issue is different. I have windows xp OS and whenever i boot my computer....only the desktop image comes up. The desktop icons, windows bar, task bar.....flicker initially but finally nothing else comes up. When i open the Task Manager and try to run explorer.exe...it does not work. I am not sure what to do or how to solve this issue. I tried to run the windows safe mode...safe mode with command prompt...last good configuration settings..nothing works!! Any ideas how to resolve this? This started happening all of a sudden today and till yesterday it was working fine!!! Not sure even if i try to run some utility...how i would do it since nothing's working!!

This is a dell laptop and i am not having any windows XP cd.

THanks in advance.
Adi...
 

Answer:Not able to load Desktop icons/task bar/windows bar

Also i am not able to execute/run any file or command from Task Manager->File->New Task(Run) option.....whether its regedit or running of any vbs/exe which couple of ppl have asked to resolve these kinds of issues. Also not able to run any antivirus as well.... :-( Any help would be appreciated...

THanks,
Adi...
 

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When i start up windows 10 and i use the regular windows7 desktop display, many of the icons will not load. They still show up and run properly however the image will not load... does anyone know what may be causing this?
 

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issue:

customer reports that was installing a webcam driver and icons and context menus starting showing missing info or options, icons would not appear, or text boxes would appear incomplete, strange error messages would appear indicating failure, programs would not load and messages like: Taskmanager application "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc000012d). Click on OK to terminate the application." or "rundll32.exe Not enough quota is available to process this command". "ole32.dll is not a valid windows image " "incomplete system resources exit to complete the requested service" Same with other programs. norton would appear at times as not installed correctly, at other times the same program would load while other would create a shortcut after a double click, some buttons would appear missing in start menu (ex. no turn-off button). some programs would execute at random intervals but not everytime that click or double click would be executed, menu bars would disppear after a few clicks or would show up at strange locations, folders would open at random times after several attemps to open them.

in safemode computer seem to be responding normally.


I'm working on a customer's machine
winxp pro (legit)
ibm thinkpad 2374VMU
smbios 2.33
sp3, updated up to current date

what I have done

1. malwarebytes: 1 threat found, removed
2. spybot: 2 trheats found, fixed
3. a-square: 2 threats found. fixed
4. I ha... Read more

Answer:icons image missing, random behavior/errors, programs load at times or wont

I don't know what I did wrong in my posting but I never got a reply

anyways.. I have an update just in case someone finds themselves in a similar situation with similar conditions.

I kept running malwarebytes (total full scans= 4) and also Spybot search and destroy until I have no other infections, the infection was first found within a folder inside documents and settings (I forgot the location) and later it appeared in a system volume folder (I believe it was one of the folders from system restore) eventually no other threats were found, then I was able again to load the system in normal mode (the malwarebytes scans were being done in safemode) and after several reboots for testing there were no more traces of the infection causing the random errors when opening applications, and no more missing icons and sections. I did a house call scan and a karspersky online scan with no threats found. system became properly responsive again.

the treat had a very special behaviour: in the middle of my attempts to get rid off it, there was a point in which the system responded so well that I thought that the threat was gone (after first malwarebyte run), when I rebooted though I was back to square one. the lesson learned is that malwarebytes or the tools being used may have to be run more than once until full cleaning is confirmed.

keeping fingers crossed customer may not call back in a while!

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issue:

customer reports that was installing a webcam driver and icons and context menus starting showing missing info or options, icons would not appear, or text boxes would appear incomplete, strange error messages would appear indicating failure, programs would not load and messages like: Taskmanager application "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc000012d). Click on OK to terminate the application." or "rundll32.exe Not enough quota is available to process this command". "ole32.dll is not a valid windows image " "incomplete system resources exit to complete the requested service" Same with other programs. norton would appear at times as not installed correctly, at other times the same program would load while other would create a shortcut after a double click, some buttons would appear missing in start menu (ex. no turn-off button). some programs would execute at random intervals but not everytime that click or double click would be executed, menu bars would disppear after a few clicks or would show up at strange locations, folders would open at random times after several attemps to open them.

in safemode computer seem to be responding normally.


I'm working on a customer's machine
winxp pro (legit)
ibm thinkpad 2374VMU
smbios 2.33
sp3, updated up to current date

what I have done

1. malwarebytes: 1 threat found, removed
2. spybot: 2 trheats found, fixed
3. a-square: 2 threats found. fixed
4. I ha... Read more

Answer:missing icons and options in context menus, programs load at times, w/ errors or wont

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I have a Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop with windows 7 home edition 64 bit.  Whenever I try to open or run AVG the application freezes.  I've tried installing skype and the installer usually won't even launch or it will freeze part way through.  I've ran online virus scans but nothing shows up.  Also internet explorer will not launch.  I get a system message saying internet explorer has stopped working.  It looks for solution but doesn't find anything. 

Answer:AVG freezes when attempt to open. Some programs wont install. IE won't load.

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to t... Read more

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This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator. Thats the message i get unless I load programs like jfk reloaded and hit check website or the check IP program i use loads it up but the firefox symbol gives me that message! I went into control panel and changed it to my default browser like I read on a read through on this problem but it changes it right back anyways and wont work so the read ups i read didn't work on a google search and I am scratching my head...Thanks!
 

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First off I suddenly got the Antivirus Pro. Went to your forums and tried the removal guide, went to taskbar and tried to end process on antiviruspro.exe and svchast.exe. Then I downloaded Malwarebytes and tried to scan, about 10 seconds into the scan the program shutdown. I also tried to run SDfix and as soon as it started scanning it shut down. I rebooted and started in safe mode with networking, when I did this Windows Antivirus 2010 also appeared on my desktop along with antivirus pro. Next I downloaded the trial of avast and did the scan on startup since I couldn't get any programs to run. During the scan it said it deleted Antispyware 2010 along with about 5 other trojans that I forget what they are and failed to write down. After the scan I rebooted in safemode with networking once again and now my desktop will not load. The only way I can try to open a program is through the taskbar using ctrl alt del. Tried running explorer.exe, tried Old Timer program, tried fix.reg w/notepad and still nothing happens. I don't know what else to try to get my desktop back. Im not even sure if I got rid of either of the viruses, they don't show up in processes in the taskbar but I cant get anything to work. Every program except internet explorer shuts down or wont open altogether. I hope I have explained all of this well enough. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Answer:Desktop wont load, had Antivirus Pro and Antispyware 2010, No Malware or Antivirus programs will run

Please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next. In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log.When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.The HJT team is very busy and it will take awhile to get to your postPlease be patient and good luck

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Hello everyone im new to the forums but i have a interesting problem which i have tried to solve with a couple solutions already. When i start windows my computer hangs at the 'Welcome' screen for about 30 seconds. Then it loads just the background of windows but pauses with no icons or task bar. I'm able to run Task Manager while it is in this state, but in about 2 minutes the icons and the task bar appear and everything seems to work normally.

I've tried the following already. Running explorer.exe through task manager (Which is already running)
A clean startup where nothing starts up except the bare essentials of windows.
I started windows in safe mode and the icons and taskbar appear as normal.
Complete scan for virus and malware which showed no results.

I've tried searching around for a solution without any of the above working so far so any help or suggestions would be very helpful.
 

Answer:No Icons, No Task Bar, and they take 2-4 minutes to load.

Since Safe Mode seems to be working normally, I'd run a Clean Boot troubleshooting procedure in order to isolate a possible offending application. Run it for both Services and Startup items.

A clean startup where nothing starts up except the bare essentials of windows.

Click to expand...

If that was a Clean Boot, make sure you've followed the exact procedure.
 

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As my login name implies, I am totally lost when it comes to viruses. I am working on a computer for a friend. She downloaded an AOL update on Sunday morning and now, when her computer boots, it goes to the boot screen, lets you sign in, and then brings up the desktop bitmap. But, none of the icons or the taskbar ever come up.

You can go to Task Manager and see some of the files but it won't let you run any programs. I have tried to start several different programs and even open some of her pictures or documents but nothing runs.

Older Dell PC with 256 MB RAM, not sure on Processor speed, 80 GB Maxtor hard drive, DVD drive sounds like it is about to blow up but it runs. Tons of dust and dust bunnies inside but they don't seem to be clogging up the works. Just can't do anything but look at the pretty desktop.

Any ideas on how to run a virus program from a CD or floppy? I used to have a great one for my old Windows 3.1 but I'm sure its virus definitions are out of date.

Answer:XP won't load icons or task bar (Virus?)

Sounds like explorer.exe isn't starting correctly.

Have you tried Safe Mode?

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Symptoms;Hidden Icons, including start menu.Task Manager is disabledWhen not in safe mode I receive security alerts constantly. When in safe mode I can see that the security center is off and cannot be turned on.While avast! seems to be active all the shields are down and cannot be turned on.I have run unhide.exe and can see my icons again, as well as start menu. Though some things are missing from desktop (firefox, recycling bin).I am unable to run gmer as it crashes. MBAM will not run, as well..DDS (Ver_2011-06-03.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORKInternet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19048 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.1918.1014 [GMT -4:00].AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svc... Read more

Answer:Hidden Icons, Task Mngr Disabled, Security Alerts

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator&#... Read more

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Hiya,

I am relatively new to these forums so bear with me!

I am in a predicament where I had a virus, spyware etc, my computer was pretty bogged down, having used spyware doctor and manually removed it all, i then ran a mcafee scan and it removed a couple of trojans.
As far as i can tell the computer is clean now! (only mcafee is running, spyware doctor was unistalled)

The problem with my start menu, on boot up it takes about 20 minutes to load and it is so slow i cannot even get far enough to the control panel as it just freezes.

I can open programs from task manager and they work fine. Everything is also hunkydory in safe mode.

Also if i try to run hijackthis, it scans about 3/4 and then stops giving me the server busy box switch to retry etc but this doesnt happen with any other programs!

I have tried temporary disabling various start up programs on boot from msconfig but that didnt work! starting to wonder if explorer.exe is corrupt!

Does anyone have any possible explanations? im tearing my hair out!

Answer:Can only load programs from task manager! help!

Maybe restart Explorer.exe.

Start up the Windows XP Task Manager and select the Applications tab.

Now select the New Task button at the bottom of the window. A new smaller window will appear. In it simply type:

explorer.exe

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Backstory (skip if you need)
I'm fixing someones laptop, It was slow and taking 30 minutes to startup, i did the usually virus scan and restarted, then it was stuck in an auto repair loop. I used a windows 8 Install CD from microscoft. None of the options in it would work, install (key doesnt match) reset (missing partition), image recovery (cant find an image), restore (no restore point), etc.
 
Used command prompt, did stuff like bootrec, bcdedit, diskpart, and chkdsk. After it ran chkdsk it finally loaded windows. I reset/reinstalled the OS completely. Fixed, restarted, running smooth. Owner said it was working great for a day, then after turning it back on it was in an auto repair loop.
 
Now
It's stuck in a preair loop, I can't even boot from the 8 CD! Have it configured in the bios, it shows the the blue windows logo then the screen goes black for 3 minutes and a blue screen flashes for 1 second saying  "Your PC ran into a problem and need to restart. Collecting some info (0% complete) search online for error: 0x000021a"
 
The weird thing is, Windows 7 disks boot fine, but it's "not compatible". And if I physically remove the HDD, it will boot into the windows 8 CD. So I put the HDD back in (while still at the command prompt) and it wont take my commands in related to the C: . I get a "System cannot find the drive specified"
 
I also tried hooking upp the HDD to my PC SATA, it shows in explorer, but just right clicking it crashes explorer.exe. D... Read more

Answer:Windows wont load, Boot CD wont load, Automatic Repair Loop

UPDATE:
 
I got a windows 8.1 disk made and it allowed me yo boot from the CD, but it's SLOOOOW, it takes minutes to load reset or w.e (none of them still work), or open the command prompt.
 
I ran chkdsk /f /r /x but it didnt help. chkdsk /r ends with:
"A disk read error occurredcc0000185
Insufficient disk space to fix the Usn Journal $J data stream."
 
Before when I ran it, I'm pretty sure it let me restart and booted into windows, not now.
 
Next I tried bootrec.
/fixmbr - succesful
/fixboot - succesfull
/rebuildBCD - Total identified Windows installations: 0
/scanOS - Total identified Windows installations: 0
 
Next bcdedit
Nothing worked "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The requested system device cannot be found."
 
Next sfc /scannow
"There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again."
Then sfc /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=c:\ /OFFWINDIR=d:\Windows
"Windows resources protection didnt find integrity violations"
 
BCDBoot c:\WindowsFailure when attempting to copy boot files
 
Next diskpart - but I forgot what I did before that may have worked. All i can remember is I had to select a disk or volume, and do something with it.

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when i turn on my computer the icons and start mean and task bar dont load. It has been like this for like 2days Please i need help with this
 

Answer:Icons, task bar and start menu dont load at startup

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My Task manager, Msconfig, Regedit, wont load, and if they do its for a split second then they close. Im not sure why. I dont think it would be viruses, but i dont have any. Can anyone think of why? And if so how to fix that.
Thanks.

Answer:task manager,msconfig wont load

These symptoms have been linked to trojan behaviour.

If you can still nav the 'net, here's what you should do, to eliminate that possibility:

If you haven't already, download, install, update immediately, then run AdawareSE. Make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware for better scan results.

Then download, install, update immediately Spybot S&D.

Have each fix whatever problems they may find.

Next, run an online virus scan at TrendMicro or RAV Antivirus.
Please select the autoclean option when using Trend Micro.

Then get HijackThis . This program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Run the scan, save the log, but do not fix anything yet. Many files it finds are harmless, and required for your system to operate.

Post your log in a new thread in the HijackThis Log Help forum. This our dedicated spyware/virus forum. One of the expert analysts there will look over your log and assist you. Please include a brief description of the problem you are having and what you have done to fix it so far.

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Hi I am having problems with my Task Manager that wont load. I have tried various things but nothing seems to work.
I am also having problems with msconfig as I think I have a virus because it keeps saying I am not the administrator when I change something.

I was told to print some information from the scan I did using Hijackthis.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:24:44, on 16/08/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TpShocks.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPHKMGR.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPONSCR.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY_1\TpScrex.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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Answer:Task Manager wont load possible virus

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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When I startup windows I recieve several pop up messages saying programs are being shut down. I then get more pop ups errors messages. Basically something is doing something that wont allow me to open or load my programs in windows. When I click on a program it starts to load and then stops with no reason.

I have attached my hijack log so pleaes if anyone can help let me know...

Thanks!!!!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:10:41 PM, on 1/25/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1140478547\ee\services\safetyCore\ver210_5_2_1\aolavupd.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\ANTIVI~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\mcafee.com\personal firewall\MPFService.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Router Service\pnroutsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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Answer:Need Help! Programs Wont Load -computer Wont Run Correct... Hijack Log Attached

Closing thread...please do not double post.

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OK here is another weird one for you guys (& Gals)

Since a power cut last week the pcs are refusing to load word.

I mean you click word and you get the word 2000 spalsh screen and it just stays there!

In task manager it shows winword.exe using 0 process time. Now Powerpoint, excel, Publisher etc are still functioning fine. So far I have completed the follwing.

1) System restore to a point when it was working
2) Office repair
3) Uninstall then reinstall
4) Latest service pack

I am unable to run windows updates / office updates online so cannot try these.

This has happened on 15 pcs and Im lost!

Answer:Word 2000 wont load.

Try launching it in safe mode and see if it works there. If that doesnt work try launching in safe mode with command prompt. Then use command prompt to launch the application i.e. cd c:\program files\microsoft office\office 9\winword.exe ...the path may vary so be sure to note it.

Basically that will launch the application outside of "explorer" so in case it is a conflict with explorer we can figure it out. This would at least give us a starting point.

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I have a computer with Windows 2000 Pro installed. When I turn it on, the boot sequence starts and appears to almost finish when the computer restarts and the boot process begins again. This loop continues until I flip the switch off. I can get the CMOS to come up but when I try to boot into "Safe Mode", the computer tries to boot up again. I do not have any of the disks that came with the computer but would be OK with a format of the C: drive if there is no fix. If that is the case, I would need to know how I can get a drive letter to appear on my screen.
 

Answer:Windows 2000 wont load

Boot from a diskette or CD. Perhaps the Trinity Rescue CD would help - http://trinityhome.org/trk/
 

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somehow the task bar icons wont load at all. so i cant get into control panel. whats causing this?

oh sorry, taskbar icons wont load at all..so i clicked multiple times to bring them back up, so its fine now.....but whats with the delay?

Answer:taskbar icons wont load

Try this and see if it helps any
Please right click on the start icon and select Command prompt administrator, give admin permissions and copy/paste this into the window that opens and press enter sfc /scannow . If you decide to type it in, please notice the space between the sfc and the /. We want it to say no integrity violations were found. If it says there where corrupt files that could not be repaired, please reboot and run it again. You may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between each time.

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So I have two HD's, one fast one and one slow one. I had to disconnect the slow one and put it in another computer. When i booted up my computer of course the applications installed on the missing harddrive didnt work and lost there icons, but now with all the hard drives plugged in, i cant get the icons to come back. Ive tried pinning them and unpinning them, ive tried restarting, running ccleaner, creating a shortcut and then dragging it on. its really weird

Answer:icons wont load in taskbar

Instructions on how to get back icons to desktop:

1)click your harkdisk
2)find the folder
3)click on the folder of the application that you want
4)find the icon in the folder
5)click the icon which which you think it is the right icon
6)right click on the icon to create an icon on ur desktop
7)don't plug out any harddrive
8)then icon will appear on ur desktop
9)drag the icon to put it on taskbar if you want it to be on the taskbar

Hope that help you

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somehow the task bar icons wont load at all. so i cant get into control panel. whats causing this?

oh sorry, taskbar icons wont load at all..so i clicked multiple times to bring them back up, so its fine now.....but whats with the delay?

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They are running as they should, but they are completely gone from the taskbar.
 

Answer:Why does XP not load icons for task services since I installed Avast!4Pro - RECOGNIZE

what tasks?
 

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I'm not sure if i should post here or on the Windows support, but i figured i'd start here since i definitely have a virus on my computer.

I cannot get my desktop to load and when i hit ctrl+alt+del i do not get my task manager. This happens in both normal and safe mode. I have tried booting to *last known working configuration* and it's the same. All i have is a black screen (i didn?t have a desktop background) with my mouse on it.

I have all my documents backed up and am planning to reformat my harddrive, but i don't have any of my installation disks here with me cause i'm studying abroad.

Is there anything i can do to make my computer at least functional until i get the disks i need?

Answer:desktop won't load and task manager isn't available

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for not being able to have replied to your topic earlier. If you still need help, please start a new thread and post a fresh set of logs requested in our pre-posting process outlined below, as it has been quite a while since you posted:

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

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I have a PC with MS XP Home sp1. I am unable to start the msconfig.exe or the task manager. I was also unable to run HiJackThis until I renamed the executable file to launch it. Here is the HJT log. Also, when I boot, the "Welcome" screen does not come up so I can't choose which account to use.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:12:14 PM, on 4/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\1.tmp
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOINTGR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\LXSUPMON.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\CDA\GameDrvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svcchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare Software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\WINDOWS\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\dsrss.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\Kodak Software Updater.exe
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Answer:Solved: msconfig/task mngr wont work spyware

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Hi guys. I am getting redirected all the time when surfing the web. Im afraid to use my pc for any banking or anything. The problem started as a problem with my McAfee security. i removed it and it all went downhill from there. I have a teenager and a younger child using this pc so I am not sure what may have started the trouble. I am a novice so if I mess anything up let me know and I will try to correct it. SuperAntispyware log:SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Loghttp://www.superantispyware.comGenerated 10/21/2009 at 10:47 AMApplication Version : 4.29.1004Core Rules Database Version : 4177Trace Rules Database Version: 2095Scan type       : Complete ScanTotal Scan Time : 01:10:02Memory items scanned      : 633Memory threats detected   : 0Registry items scanned    : 6296Registry threats detected : 0File items scanned        : 91780File threats detected     : 8Adware.Tracking Cookie   .advertising.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Tyler McCoy\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2ha2am28.default\cookies.txt ]   .advertising.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Tyler McCoy\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2ha2am28.default\cookies.txt ]   .advertising.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Tyler McCoy\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2ha2am28.default\cookies.txt ]   .advertising.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Tyler McCoy\Application... Read more

Answer:Task mngr wont work. Logs are long so had to do in more than 1 post.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41Database version: 2775Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 310/21/2009 11:47:59 AMmbam-log-2009-10-21 (11-47-59).txtScan type: Quick ScanObjects scanned: 142264Time elapsed: 9 minute(s), 20 second(s)Memory Processes Infected: 0Memory Modules Infected: 0Registry Keys Infected: 423Registry Values Infected: 0Registry Data Items Infected: 5Folders Infected: 0Files Infected: 0Memory Processes Infected:(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Infected:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\aAvgApi.exe (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Ad-Aware.exe (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\adaware.exe (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\advxdwin.exe (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Agentw.exe (Security.Hijack) -> Quaran... Read more

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I am not sure if the issue above is FF related or something to do with Windows 8.1? I am using FF29. Since installing this, everytime I exit, when I come back even if hours later, it says FF is already running, and I have to Task Manager kill it, any solution?

Answer:Firefox hangs on exit, wont load again unless END TASK

Hi Evokazz,
its a known bug in FF it has to do with your profile settings, (hidden).
Main fix appears to be a reset
Down arrow> help> troubleshooting see screenshot (Palemoon is a Firefox offshoot).
it will save most of your settings, and put an old file on your desktop.

Roy

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Computer Information:

Asus M4A79XTD Evo motherboard /w i7 processor
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Classified 1GB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 Video Card
Samsung 840 SSD 250 GB (Operating system is loaded off this drive)
Several other HD's running at 7200 rpm
System temp (4 temp sensors throughout the case including one in the processor) 23-26 Celcius
Windows 7 x64 with 16 GB ram
Windows takes a little over 20 seconds to load up completely

Problem:

I have had this computer for a couple years now and for about a month now I been experiencing icons that are slow to load (anywhere from 30 secs to 5 min) along with programs that either take just as long to load or don't load at all. I have made several upgrades since I built the computer, the video card along with the SSD being this year (I replaced my old SSD, Samsung 470 Series, a couple weeks ago because I was getting messages from samsung magician saying it was about to fail. Norton Ghost was used to clone the old ssd.
As far as steps I have taken so far, besides replacing the SSD, was going into msconfig (1) General tab and clicking on selective startup (2) Services tab and clicking on the "hide all microsoft services" box and then disable all. (3) Rebooted with no change.
I run disk defrag (not on the ssd) but on the other 2 drives every week along with diskcleanup. I use Glary Utilites and Smartdefrag for this.
I use Bitdefender also which I run everyweek (no detections as of this morning).
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Answer:Windows 7 icons/programs slow to load

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I've viewed many posts here and elsewhere with similar symptoms and tried numerous fixes, but nothing works. Help me, Tech Support Guys, you're my only hope ...

A week ago Monday my Sony Vaio laptop with XP Home balked on bootup. No start button or taskbar, no icons and none of my automatic programs loaded. In Task Manager explorer.exe was missing. Starting it through New Task made the taskbar, buttons and icons appear for 10 seconds, then disappear. After a few such flashes, I was left with only my wallpaper. What's more, all of my System Restore points were gone, something I'd never knowingly allow. I also noticed in Task Manager that winlogon.exe uses 55 percent of my CPU but couldn't Google up a fix that worked for me. For the first couple of days I was able to get online, but not since the weekend, so I'm unable to use online scans.

Oh, and my laptop (1.73 CPU, 512 memory, BTW) didn't come with an XP CD. I was told by the salesman that it was in i386 for convenience. Sadly, several fixes require the CD, and I can see no way to navigate to the i386 folder. So much for convenience. The installation CD is in the mail from Sony. Meanwhile I'm seeing what I can do before having to reformat. My computer is vital to my work, so I can't just give up.

I remember doing routine maintenance with CCleaner and RegSupreme right before this happened, but both performed smoothly and neither has given me a problem in the past. I did play wi... Read more

Answer:No start button, icons, programs won't load

Oh, and when I opened Control Panel in Safe Mode, seeking to get online, I find there is nothing inside Network Connections. Nothing! Somebody please help!
 

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I'm having the exactly same problem as grateful_fred.
I was in Safe Mode removing some Trojans, scanning using VGA. I think one of the error was with explorer.exe and i deleted it!! Now i can log into normal mode or safe mode and sees only the wallpaper with the mouse cursor. The only thing i can do is Ctrl+Alt+Del. Any help before i bring it to the computer store for repair? I don't have the recovery cd btw (my dvd-rom won't read cd, it only read dvd)
 

Answer:desktop icons will not load

Admin comment: Moved from this 2005 thread for reference http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=77018
 

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I followed "Read and Run Me First Before Asking for Support" however after I ran all the on-line scans and tried to boot in Safe Mode all I got was a black screen with Safe Mode appearing in the corners. When I tried a normal boot I got to the user accounts and when I clicked on them all I got was the background picture without any icons or start button. Can anyone help ?

WinXP Home Edition

fredek
 

Answer:desktop icons will not load

Is this a fresh install? BY deault there arn't suppost to be any desktop icons, besides form the recycle bin in the bottom right. If you want my computer and such to appear on the desktop you'd have to right click the tskbar, select properties->start menu tab->classic start menu. Then hit apply.
 

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When opening user to desktop I get background picture but no Icons. Seems to lock up. I can run task mgr and open any progrm but locked out of the desktop. Occasionally after several attempts of swithing users The icons will appear. The Guest User will work Ok. I tried to create new user and the process failed. Any Ideas??
 

Answer:Icons will not load on desktop..XP

run the taskmanager and run the task explorer.exe
tell me if your desktop comes up now.
 

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Hi all, new to this site hope someone can help me out.
My Dell C64 will not load the icons on xp Professional, Help!!!!!

Answer:Desktop will not load icons

Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete when you get to the desktop, when Task Manager comes up click on FILE then on NEW TASK (RUN), type EXPLORER.exe and press enter.

Does this bring your icons back ?

Is/was the Taskbar also gone?

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OK,

My computer will not load desktop icons after boot up, it just hangs. It does boot all they way to my background. I DO have my task bar and start menu, however i can only use the run fuction in the start menu. I can also run task manager. I do get a few things loaded in the notification area (ie. where the clock is). I can run in safe mode with no problems at all, as a matter of fact im in safe mode with networking so i can use the internet. I read alot of other topics similar to mine and no have worked for me so far.
Things i have tried:

Boot from CD
Boot from recovery console
Combofix
Task manager, File, New task, "explorer.exe"
I dont think its a virus/trojan but i could be wrong. When my computer started messing up is when i adjusted a tcp/ip tweak called TCP Opimizer. Oh and im using windows XP, sp2.

Answer:Icons will not load in desktop

Try this, go to Task manager, click on the Processes tab, open File and click on New Task and type explorer.exe, and then click on ok.

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Just upgraded to Windows 10 and the icons on my desktop won't load half the time. And when they do, I can't drag and drop them, nor can I delete them.

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I have windows prof 2000 on my computer the other day i noticed someone had downloaded family key logger i removed it by going to the control panel add remove programs i then restarted my computer and now it wont load only icons that come up are the start button and the clock the hour glass just sits there but nothing loads i cant get my computer to restart in advanced setting f8 like it says so that i can restore a previous registry. Any ideas? Please help!

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Ok I am new! I am dumb lol! Have mercy, type slow lol and please talk to me like I am learning a new language lol! Ok I can not get new windows updates! I have been every where to solve this problem! My update icon showed up, so I clicked on it like I usually do, but it would not start! So, I went to start, clicked on windows update there! The page opened, but it was small and sometimes it would not fully open! It would freeze half way through the process! So I rebooted, went directly to microsoft updates, sometime I made it there sometimes I did not! I can make it on mozilla firefox but not on IE! Out of say 50 attempts, I made it to the page twice, ran the update scan and was told there was two updates available.When I clicked to download the updates, it would not download! Ready two take 9 iron to computer then go golfing! Any suggestions lol
 

Answer:windows 2000 updates wont load

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Hey there,
Iím trying to run a repair on my friends Compaq Presario 1245 but I have a strange problem. Every time I boot into setup, it will load the setup files and then just try to start windows up. The setup program will boot from the CD, load the drivers and whatnot, but instead of going into the actual setup process (where you can install a clean copy, repair etc), it just tries to boot to Windows automatically (Which doesnít work).

I've tried it even with a Windows 2003 CD and the same thing happens. I have went and reset the bios to their factory settings just in case for a session but that doesn't seem to be the problem (the CMOS battery is dead anyways). I was told the CMOS battery being dead might be the problem but its never really been and issue for me before when Ive worked on laptops (with dead CMOS batteries)

Any help to this would be appreciated as my friend has a bunch of tuning maps for his car.

- Joe
 

Answer:Setup wont Load on Windows 2000

most compaq pc's require the "recovery disk" as well as the OS system disk
 

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I finally got a new computer after having my old one for 6 years. It has Windows Xp on it. When I finally get everything I need installed on it, I install Norton Antivirus on it. After doing the update, it was required to restart. After I restarted, my icons and toolbar appeared on my screen as normal. Then after a minute maybe, it disappeared.The only thing that would show up is my wallpaper. I tried right clicking, pressing the windows button on my keybard, and even restarting again a few times. It all came back to the same outcome. I tried finding posts on it but I didnt see one. I'm sorry if I did miss one. Could anyone give me some ideas as of what to do? it would really help.

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Hi i recently restarted my computer and the taskbar and icons were gone, i opened task manager and ran explorer.exe and a box would come up telling me it was loading, it would then stop and a microsoft report error box would come up. i dont know what to do, plz help, i dont want to have to wipe my computer.
Also virus scans show nothing
 

Answer:Help!!Taskbar and Icons gone, Explorer.exe wont load

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Hi,
None of my internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, mozilla or the new one that comes with Windows 10 will open or load. Also when I click on my Windows start button it does nothing as well as the dialogue next to it that says I'm Cortana ask me anything. I have run Malwarebytes anti-malware and it has identified 0 threats. I have adware antivirus but it won't run. Any help would be appreciated thank you!

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Heres the problem im having. I just bought a new X-Fi sound card. just the music one for $130. I decided to just format when installing it. I used to have an Audigy 2. So i installed the new card. Formatted. I did all the things i normall do. install all the drivers i need. and do all of the windows updates. and install AVG. And i installed the drivers for the sound card straight from the disc. and i checked to updates on the sound card on creatives website. only one for the mini disc i think. I havnt even installed one game yet. Now the computer is being stupid. When i turn it on, it runs fine for a while. Then i try to turn on a program or something, like mozilla or windows media player. and it does nothing. and the hardrive light turns on, and just stays on. and the computer wont open anything after this happends. Then i go to task manager, and check the proccesses. the process will be there that i tried to open. i try to end task it, but nothing happends. only thing i can do to restart my computer. and it takes like 10 min to restart after this happends. it ask me to end task like 5 things for some reason. i dont want to format again and see if that helps. i dont know if thatll even fix the problem. I installed all the same drivers that i usually do. only thing that was different was i went from ati catalyst 4.5 to 4.10 and thats it. Any clues?
 

Answer:Programs wont load sometimes

I only installed the Basic Drivers with my X-Fi.. Fuck all that otheer creative bloatware garbage.
 

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So I've been trying EVERYTHING I can think of...My desktop won't load, its just a black screen with My Documents popped up. I am aware of the "run explorer.exe" trick, but when I do ctrl+alt+delete to get my task manager, but the option isn't even there. I have tried ctrl+shift+esc to make it pop up but that doesn't work either. I looked in my registry and went to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

There is no 'DisableTaskMgr' present in the registry. So it can't be that. I am able to boot in safe mode. This is when I try to run Malwarebytes Anti-Virus (and yes, I did rename the .exe so the virus can't get to it), it scans for about 10 seconds and immediately shuts down anyway. I then proceed to try chkdsk /f AND scr /scannow, and both of those have done nothing. They shut off after a few minutes without finishing their jobs. And theeeen I use ComboFix, but that just brings up the blue screen of death. I know it wasn't a smart thing to do, but I was kinda desperate. I have tried System Restore and Last Known Good Configuration, and guess what? Didn't work. This virus really doesn't want to leave...Could anyone please assist me? I'm beginning to lose hope.

Answer:Desktop Won't Load & Task Manager Disabled

Sorry for the unnecessary bump. I tinkered around a bit (couldn't resist) and I am now able to run Malwarebytes, but it still does not resolve my issue. My desktop remains blank at startup and a fake "Control Center" (cc.exe) immediately pops up and I can't shut it off because my task manager is still no where to be found. I jumped the gun and successfully did a ComboFix run (I know, I'm sorry!). Here is my log:

ComboFix 09-11-18.04 - SYSTEM 11/17/2009 15:23.1.2 - x86 NETWORK
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.1789.1282 [GMT -6:00]
Running from: c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop\CoolFiz.exe
AV: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}
SP: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *disabled* (Updated) {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
* Created a new restore point
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c:\users\thomas\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Advanced Virus Remover.lnk
c:\users\thomas\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Advanced Virus Remover.lnk
c:\users\thomas\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\scandisk.dll
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Sony laptop running windows 7, Norton Internet Security 2011, google chrome, firefox and safari are all the browsers I use at any given time.
First symptom, pc blacked out - lights on but no screen image rebooted using power button, pc rebooted got BSOD (crash dump??) then restarted BSOD again, pc restarted, loaded windows, now chrome opens but won't even load the starter homepage located on my HD, safari won't even open at all. am using firefox as only browser that seems to work. NIS pops up 'a recent attack blocked' when I view details it tells me: an intrusion attempt from lkaturl11.com and 86B6B96B.com was blocked and this happens every other minute or so. I tried to uninstall chrome thru add/remove but nothing happened at all and when I clicked on it again it said please wait for running program to finish but nothing was there. log files from hijack this
 

Answer:Chrome wont load pages, safari wont even open

update: also log file from NIS and malwarebytes
 

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I'll give you the background to this problem. I recently installed CCleaner and cleaned my registry. I also disabled rundll32.exe because I thought it was something bad. It was located on C:\WINNT\System32. And then since I had installed Firefox and Internet Explorer had a spyware or adware I removed it and had the option of rolling back to an earlier version. I had to restart my computer and when I did I got the message "explorer.exe has generated a problem and needs to close" "An error log has been created." I ran CCLeaner through Task Manager and enabled rundll.32 but that didn't help when I restarted. I am running a WIN 2000 that was downgraded from WIN XP because of hard drive failure. It is a different Hard Drive than before. Any other info just ask. Thanks for looking at my thread and hope someone can help.

And Safe Mode won't load up either and Last Known Good Configuration didn't solve the problem. And I don't have the Windows 2000 CD since the guy who fixed my computer installed it.
 

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**I dont know why this comes out as one block of text someone help me please** Hi. I have been having this bizarre problem for the past few weeks and have tried everything I can think of to no avail. At first I noticed my CPU temperatures were way too high, and I noticed using RealTemp that the CPU load was 100%. Then when I opened the task manager to check what was happening it immediately goes back down near 0%. After a few weeks of trying to solve this the problem has somehow mo ved over to my GPU - 100% load then when I open task manager it goes back near 0%. This does not seem to happen 100% of the time buy I can't figure out what is different when it does. I figure this might be some kind of virus that hides itself when it is being monitored? So far I have run scans with malwarebytes, spybot and various other tools with nothing really coming up. Thanks for your assistance Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4 Scan saved at 10:26:38 AM, on 1/21/2013 Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505) MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16457) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\Users\Michael\Local Settings\Apps\F.lux\flux.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDDaemon.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDTray.exe E:\FX Downloads\RealTempBeta\RealTemp_3691\RealTemp.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe C:\Progra... Read more

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We've now had three different Windows XP systems come in here for this problem so I wanted to see if anyone else was seeing this. It has happened with both Windows XP Home and Windows XP Media Center (based off Professional) systems. Two were Dells, one was a custom built one.

After installing a fresh copy of Windows and loading drivers, everything works fine. After doing the first batch of available Windows updates, the system reboots, but you cannot click anything on the Start menu, taskbar, etc. If you hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and open the task manager (either automatically as in XP Home, or by clicking Task Manager on the screen that comes up with MCE/Pro), you can then close the task manager, and everything runs appropriately. It doesn't matter how long the system sits there, this continues to happen until you go through that process.

I assumed we had a bad Windows image here at first, but after it started doing it with a whole different version, now I'm skeptical of one of the updates, and wanted to see if anyone was experiencing something similar.

Answer:Need to load Task Manager before Start menu will open

Hi

A few questions

Are they being brought to you with this problem or is it a problem that you are having with installs that you do?

Are you using the same mouse for all of these installs?
When I do installs for customers, I use an old mouse and keyboard on my bench (my KVM caused problems once so I stopped using it for this).

Where are you getting the copy of XP from and what updates are you referring to? Is it when you update to SP3 or something else?

James

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I have windows xp on a Dell Latitude d630 and every time i turn on the computer it seems to load properly except when the desktop appears. The desktop screen will come on, but the icons take at least 20 minutes to appear.and the when they do appear, something like opening up "my computer" will take at least 30 min. I bought this computer about a year ago refurbished so i don't have the CD's for it. Any ideas on how I can fix this problem without using the CD's?
 

Answer:Desktop Icons Load very slowly

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On the Win7 (64-Bit) I notice lately that the desktop icons are slow to display. They start with 'white boxes' and then slowly they fill-in with the correct icon.
I tried the following, and now the icons show right away, but then the screen blinks (for lack of a better word) and the icons show as 'white boxes' and then in a second or two they return to the regular (colored) icons. Anything else I can do to make the icons appear as fast as they did orginally and stay that way rather than turning "white" and then changing back to the regular colored icons?
Thank you.
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1. Close all folder windows that are currently open.

2. Launch Task Manager using the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC key sequence, or by running taskmgr.exe.

3. In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process.

4. Click the End process button when asked for confirmation.

5. From the File menu of Task Manager, select New Task (Run&#8230

6. Type CMD.EXE, and click OK

7. In the Command Prompt window, type the commands one by one and press ENTER after each command:

CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
DEL IconCache.db /a
EXIT
8. In Task Manager, click File, select New Task (Run&#8230

9. Type EXPLORER.EXE, and click OK.
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Hope this "problem" wasn't caused by installing MSE? After the icons show the first time (when computer is turned on), I notice the MSE icnon in lower right has a red X on top of i... Read more

Answer:Win 7 Desktop Icons slow to load

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400 with Windows XP home. After user ID screen, I get just the background no icons and no start icon. After a few minutes I get Windows Security Warning. When I exit that I go back to the blank background. Help.

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Recently, i encountered "eksplorasi.exe is not working properly.Since then i end the process and did some scan for malware and spyware application, it was deleted already.But my problem now is i cannot see my desktop icons.Manually I can view my files using windows task manager.need your assistance..

Answer:cant load windows 7 desktop icons

Do a system restore to a date before you had any problems.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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hi hope someone can help me
when i turn on my computer everything loads up promts me for my password i enter it click ok and then it takes me to my desk top then the icons dont load properly and i cant click on anything if i hover the mouse over the start button all i get is a hour glass as if to say its loading but nothing happens
is there someone out there who can help?
thanks in advance
andy

Answer:desktop icons failing to load

When you log on, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete

In Task Manager, click New Task... and type "explorer.exe" without the quotes. Click OK. Does this bring everything back?

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Can anyone help with this? The desktop icons take forever to load. They look like little squares, then they load. I have already clean installed windows XP, I've checked for spyware, adware, and viruses. I don't know what is causing this to happen.

Answer:Desktop Icons SLOOOOOW to load....

Could be many reasons for this..

Are you having any other problems with performance as well? i.e Data transfer rates, reading, writing problems?

Have you tried defragging your c drive and offline files?

You can download a free program called TuneXP which is absolutely amazing. You can use it to make quick and easy registry changes to improve general performance as well as benchmarking. It also has settings to make shutdown faster (without casuing data loss or corruption), you can use it to optimize pre-fetch and delete prefetch files (both improve boot times), you can defrag boot files which takes a lot of time of boots. Also has settings to increase NTFS performance and lots of other things....worth a go ;-)

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I hope someone can help me.
The past couple of weeks my desktop icons have been very slow to load. When I turn on my computer the desktop comes up as usual, and the 'wallpaper' I use is there (a color with a small photo in the center) but the icons take a few minutes to appear, once they do then my task bar also loads and everything is normal...

why are my desktop icons taking so long to show up? It was suugested I make my icon cache larger...but I have no isea how to do that. I was also told a safe mode boot up might help...but I have never started in safe mode, and not sure about trying it.

I am certain I have no nasty things lurking, and I de frag ect often.

There must be an easy fix to slow loading desktop icons...can someone help me?
Thank you.
 

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when my windows xp starts up it takes ages to load the desktop icons(3-5 mins). I've tried scanning with mcafee and trend micro but nothing was found. This also happened to me a while ago but then i simply restored my computer to an earlier time which worked, but it's happenning to me now again and i again tried restoring my computer to an earlier time but this time it didn't work, it said it couldn't restore the computer to that time.i need your help!http://images.techguy.org/smilies/frown.gif

 

Answer:ages to load desktop icons!

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Hello. I have been having this problem since yesterday for some unknown reason. Whenever I boot up my computer, in Normal mode, and I click on my or any other username, it takes at least 3 minutes to log in. Then, after it finally logs in, my taskbar nor my Desktop icons appear, but Explorer.exe is already loaded. This happens for all usernames, and I created a new one. I can load Task Manager, and I can load individual programs and files from there. If I kill Explorer.exe and then restart it, it still doesn't work. I have no Restore Points, by the way. I can go on Safe Mode, which is how I'm posting this. There is like a 10% chance that its a virus, but I highly doubt it due to the fact that im a computer "guru" and I maintain my computer well. Im guessing its just corrupted registry settings. Also, I cant run HijackThis in Normal nor in Safe Mode, and I tried reinstalling too.

Well there you have it...
Hopefully someone can help...

P.S.: I have a question. if I partition my hard drive, backup all my music and files, reinstall windows using the Recovery Console... will my partition still be there with all my music and stuff. Im almost positive it will still be there, I just want to verify.

Thank you for your time and patience
 

Answer:Taskbar or Desktop icons don't load for over 20+ min...

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Computer shut down by itself, case was extremely warm so I pulled off side panels to keep cool. When I restarted the icons did not load on the desktop. The background wall paper is there. I have tried Windows help and the message is that nothing is wrong and everything is working fine. Obviously it is not and I have no idea what the problem is. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:[SOLVED] icons will not load on desktop

Hi, and welcome to the forums it is possible that the shutdown corrupted your Icon cache to fix:-

Go to start, search and type cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt copy paste each line below and press enter after each line, your desktop will go blank and your computer will restart.



Code:
taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
CD %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local
attrib -h iconcache.db
del iconcache.db
shutdown ?r

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Hi there,Any advice regarding this problem is greatly appreciated, the computer is a Dell Dimension 1100.My problem is when turning on computer, the Dell splash screen comes up (with the BIOS loading bar, which alternates between being almost instant and taking a long time) followed by the Windows XP logo screen with the blue loading bar. After this I am left with a black screen with the mouse pointer (which is movable) none of the icons or taskbar load. I do not get the blue background 'Welcome' screen either.I have tried (F8) booting into Safe Mode, Safe Mode with command prompt and Last known good configuration again resulting in the black screen with mouse pointer. When in this state (either normal boot or safe mode boot, pressing 'ctrl, alt, del' brings nothing up). At the Dell splash screen, I have tried (F12) BOOT DEVICE MENU and ran 'IDE Drive Diagnostics' which said everything is fine and also 'Boot To Utility Partition' in which I ran tests on; Processor, System Board, System Memory, Hard Drive and Video - all of which checked with no problems.I tried booting from the Dell Windows XP Reinstallation CD and ran the 'Repair' option (NOT The Recovery Console) which re-installed Windows files successfully. However after re-booting I get the same black screen as before. I then ran the 'Recovery console' again to no avail.I have tried to bring up the Dell Partition Restore tool by pressing Ctrl + F11 at the Dell splash screen, but nothing appears and goes onto the Windows ... Read more

Answer:Win XP Won't Load The Desktop (NO Icons, Taskbar)

Make sure it is booting from the correct drive in the Bios.And was the time running ok on it.

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Hello. I have been having this problem since yesterday for some unknown reason. Whenever I boot up my computer, in Normal mode, and I click on my or any other username, it takes at least 3 minutes to log in. Then, after it finally logs in, my taskbar nor my Desktop icons appear, but Explorer.exe is already loaded. This happens for all usernames, and I created a new one. I can load Task Manager, and I can load individual programs and files from there. If I kill Explorer.exe and then restart it, it still doesn't work. I have no Restore Points, by the way. I can go on Safe Mode, which is how I'm posting this. There is like a 10% chance that its a virus, but I highly doubt it due to the fact that im a computer "guru" and I maintain my computer well. Im guessing its just corrupted registry settings. Also, I cant run HijackThis in Normal nor in Safe Mode, and I tried reinstalling too.

Well there you have it...
Hopefully someone can help...

P.S.: I have a question. if I partition my hard drive, backup all my music and files, reinstall windows using the Recovery Console... will my partition still be there with all my music and stuff. Im almost positive it will still be there, I just want to verify.

Thank you for your time and patience :)

Answer:Taskbar or Desktop icons don't load for over 20+ min...

PILL5B3RRY,

There are many things that can cause this type of drastic slow-down. I would first try scanning your PC for malware/viruses:

Go to:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968

and follow the steps documented on this page.

Other possible problems:

- PC's "Turbo" or "Cache" mode has been disabled via a switch or in the BIOS setup causing the processor to run slow.

- HARD Drive controller(s) have been demoted from DMA (fast access) to PIO mode due to excessive errors in reading media (usually DVD or CD). Check out:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817472

http://winhlp.com/node/10

- Paging or virtual memory has been disabled or memory has been reduced.

- A buggy driver (usually video or hard disk) or hardware device has been installed that's causing conflicts and slowing the PC down.

- A rogue program or service is hogging all of the PC's CPU bandwidth and/or memory

I would start by scanning for viruses first. If you can recall any changes that happened prior to this problem - please reply with the details (new software, hardware, updates, settings, drivers, etc).

- John

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got microsft office 2000 premium editiongot both disks and key code.wont except the key code keeps saying invalide

Answer:publisher on microsoft office 2000 wont load

Try these two links:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/239938http://support.microsoft.com/kb/247684They will insure that any stray flotsam or jetsam that previous installs or attempts at installing are removed.If it still does not install, call MS.MIKEhttp://www.skeptic.com/

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so when I click on certain programs...nothing happens. The hour glass appears......and thats it.
Alternately one program gets a microsoft visual C runtime error, and lists the location of the program thats not working.


can someone help? Ill be online so you can ask me questions for the next while if you need.

Answer:Ccertain Programs Wont Load

What programs are giving you trouble and when you get the runtime error, post it in it's entirety

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after my computer has been on a for a while it simply wont load new programs, even things like task manager wont work.

I'v checked temps and everything there seems fine. possibly a power suply problem? opinions?

it's a P4 2.66, 1gig of ram, win XP pro from formated install, GeForce FX5200 vid card. some old intel board.

thanks
 

Answer:wont load new programs after certain time

just wanted to get that on quickly before it stops working.

two 80gig HD's
creative sound blaster live value
realteck network card
and a generic 300w PSU
 

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On my Windows 7 I have 3 programs that should launch on startup, hamachi and DFX never launch and I have to start them manually, and steam which does start, any idea how to fix this?

edit: just to be clear these programs are set to load on startup.

Thanks.

Answer:Programs wont load on startup

Have you tried reinstalling these programs? Do they appear in msconfig>Startup?

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Hi guys

I started at University the other day, and the internet has been working fine, until yesterday when I came back to campus after returning home for a few days.

I tried straight away to sign into oovoo, but it wouldnt sign in.. so I tried skype.. and it loaded. Then I stopped the call after chatting for a while and I tried to switch over to my other skype account. It wouldnt sign in.. just like the oovoo problem.

Today, Google has been loading fine all day long under the google.co.uk address, but now when I try to load it, it comes up as if it cant load (like when you dont have a connection, but I can still load the google search engine by going through my gmail account and clicking on the search on the top toolbar. And Im using the internet now, so I know it works apart from that.

Anyone know whats going on? Im using a Acer Aspire 5733Z with Windows 7 64bit, if that helps at all.

Chris

Answer:Certain programs and websites wont log in or load?

2 minutes after I post this, google.co.uk now loads and works fine for me, but oovoo and skype are still down. Seems strange this..

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I've been having problems with opening Windows task manager and msconfig and i have a feeling that i have a virus that seems to be hidden because i ran Trendmicros free internet virus scan, Ad-aware, Spybot S&D etc etc but it seems to not help. so if anyone can help solve this problem it would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:13:51 PM, on 10/4/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\program files\powerstrip\pstrip.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFree.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:TaskManager and other programs wont load

Hello shintx,

Our sincere apologies for the oversight of your thread.

If you still require assistance, please do the following:

Please disable the following program(s) as they may interfere with the fixes below. You may re-enable them when we are through cleaning your system:

Spybot TeaTimer.Open Spybot Search & Destroy.
In the Mode menu click "Advanced mode" if not already selected.
Choose "Yes" at the Warning prompt.
Expand the "Tools" menu.
Click "Resident".
Uncheck the "Resident "TeaTimer" (Protection of overall system settings) active." box.
In the File menu click "Exit" to exit Spybot Search & Destroy.

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Download AlcanShorty from here. Click the download button below and agree to download the fix.
Download Alcanshorty to your desktop.
DoubleClick alcanshorty_en.exe and click install
This will create a new folder on your desktop called alcanshorty_en
Open that folder and doubleclick Run.bat
Once the fix starts, your icons and desktop will disappear, this is normal.

Make sure you have a working internet connection. In case your firewall gives an alert, don't block it,
because alcanshorty needs to download some additional files to let the tool run properly.
Wait for the complete script execution box to popup and press OK.
Press exit to terminate the BFU program.

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When i restart my computer and log onto my account, all it does is show my background. It won't load any desktop items or the taskbar. I have tried to run task manager, but that has failed also. This just started happening when I tried to restart my computer (which i had to do quite often because of my internet not working) not that long ago. I have run many virus scans on safemode because i know that my computer had been infected several times before, but still the same thing happens when I restart the computer normally. Everything works fine on the SafeMode, but I cannot do anything on the normal mode. I am practically technologically impaired, and would love some help on this.Thanks!

Answer:Desktop items won't load, and neither will task manager upon rebooting

In Safe Mode...Go Start>Run ("Start Search" in Vista), type in:sfc /scannowClick OK (hit Enter in Vista).Have Windows CD/DVD handy. If System File Checker (sfc) will find any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.If sfc won't find any errors in Windows XP, it'll simply quit, without any message.

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Hi all

I am having a persistent problem with Windows 10 that I need help with

Just about every computer start takes two attempts to complete, the first start fails to load any desktop icons and just sits there with a spinning progress icon and nothing can be started. I have to do a Control/Alt/delete and select restart, which it does and then that time it all starts ok with no other issues all day long.

Anyone know how to fix this.

Thanks for any help

Paul

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Hi, I've been at this for about 2 weeks now and still haven't gotten any closer to finding a solution, it seems that alot of people have experienced this problem by reading thru this forum and others and also results from google.

Here is my problem, I start my windows xp and it loads fine at first and then gets into loading the desktop and then nothing happens, but just before that a RUNDLL message pops up and says: rvbc1.dll: access is denied, you can click ok or the x on the top right corner, after that the menu dissapears and nothing happens. No desktop icons or start menu loads. Actually the start menu you can kinda see flash for about 1/2 a second.

I've tried many solutions, I'm in fact working with another guy from techsupportforums.com and haven't gotten anywhere with it. I've run hijackthis and combofix to no avail. I think a virus has locked out the system. I don't know what else to do or try. please help! I would like to get my Outlook files out of there so if things fail, i can at least keep my business running. thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:Desktop does not load, no icons, no start menu

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I recently reformatted the C Drive on the laptop. I was uninstalling the bloatware on the laptop and installing some programs. After a couple of reboots, the laptop doesn't like to start-up functionally. When during start-up in which the toolbar and desktop icons are loading, sometimes the toolbar is blank with lines which you don't see any of the icons on the toolbar and only half of the desktop icons load with pictures and some don't have the pictures, like have the page with the rip in the middle icon. Whenever the toolbar loads completely, I click the start button and click on all programs, the program list freezes and just stays there. Whenever clicking the desktop icons the window pops up but also freezes too while loading. Usually I can exit/close the programs (in the lower right) and it doesn't freeze. I had a problem before with the laptop but that was fixed during the format. However, the multiple forced shutdowns may have cause irreparable damage to the laptop.Here's the link to the thread.My laptop is a Sony SZ120P.Thanks for reading. If I left anything out or forgot something let me know.Your help is appreciated.

Answer:Toolbar and desktop icons don't load completely

I was uninstalling the bloatwarePossibly uninstalled something needed by Windows?I suggest, you reinstall again and be more careful, what you delete.

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Hi all

I am having a persistent problem with Windows 10 that I need help with

Just about every computer start takes two attempts to complete, the first start fails to load any desktop icons and just sits there with a spinning progress icon and nothing can be started. I have to do a Control/Alt/delete and select restart, which it does and then that time it all starts ok with no other issues all day long.

Anyone know how to fix this.

Thanks for any help

Paul

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Well I just returned from a 4 day trip and powered up my Dell Dimension 8400.. I got my desktop image, but no icons or toolbar on the bottom... I had to play around with the msconfig startup file to get it to load with all the drivers and start up options... but when I shut down, I get the same problem... just the desktop background.. any ideas???

Serg
 

Answer:Startup issues.. desktop icons won't load

Guess you have already tried "system restore"?
 

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My computer will not load my desktop icons. I have to push the Source button, then the icons load. What do I do to get them to load again correctly?

Answer:Monitor will not show or load desktop icons

Which "source" button are you referring to?If it's a TV & monitor combined, with a remote control, make sure the "source" is always set to "PC" and not TV.

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When I start up Windows 7, the icons on the desktop are all visible to start with, but then the desktop seems to refresh, and the icons all go blank, then re-appear in a painfully slow manner (one or two at a time). This is a very recent clean install of Windows.

Answer:Why do desktop icons load at log-on, then refresh one at a time?

Yeah, I kinda always wanted to know that as well. Very annoying.

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Guys theres something wrong. I reinstalled windows xp on my harddrive and theres only 1 partition on it which is the current one. I had been getting boot disk failure etc but now that has gone and basically, it loads up the windows logo, and logs in to the desktop, but it takes ages for the taskbar and icons to display. I had it on for 1 hour loading it and nothing. I restart now and it takes 20 seconds to load which is strange. The explorer process is running at all times at 7000kb. What could be the problem?

Answer:Desktop icons and taskbar take ages to load, sometimes never

I fixed it. I disabled all non microsoft related services and unticked the load startup items, and it displays immediately. One of my startup items was stalling it.

Thanks

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I dont know what more to say.Im running xp home on a dell laptop.All was fine at lunch when i checked my email,when i came back this afternoon i wouldnt work anymore.Ive tried the system restore with a couple of differnt dates but it still dosent load.It will load in safe mode only,but not with anything else,such as safe mode networking etc..And some times even while in safe mode it freezes,such as trying to open the control panel.Does anybody have any ideas or sugestions for me?

Answer:Laptop frezzes just before desktop icons load.

I suggest you look here:http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,16027.0.htmlIf nothing their works, please look here:http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,33586.html

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I woke up one morning to my netbook being a mess. First, it takes forever to even load to the main screen. When it does load, I get a Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements message: "Synaptics ToucPad Enhancements has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." Most of my icons won't load, some are missing (Mozilla) and I can't do system restore, because that won't work either. And by not working, I mean these programs just are non responsive. I have my IE icon, but when I open it, it flashes to open, but then closes. So I have no internet or anything on the netbook. I am currently using my desktop. I was able to run antivirus and spyware programs, but nothing was found. I've tried different things I've found online for a few days now, and still nothing. My touchpad works fine, so not sure why I am getting an error. Again, this happened like overnight. I had no problems until turning it on last week. I would appreciate any help at all. Thx so much.
 

Answer:Desperate - my netbook is a hot mess - icons wont load or nonresponsive

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Hi. This is the first time I've ever posted on any kind of forum. I'm a bit stumped and wondered if anyone could help. I was downloading music a couple of weeks ago from those torrent websites (stupid) and found myself with Spyware/Malware/Trojans. Firstly, I spent ages downloading lots of registry cleaners/fixers and found that ActiveX kept coming up in the search. I then gave up on that idea and downloaded Spyware scanner/fixers - Spybot Search & Destroy and Malwarebytes. These bought up some Spyware which I removed. Now:

1) Mozilla Firefox won't open at all. It is always there under 'Processes' in Task Manager but it won't open. (Internet Explorer works fine) Mozilla won't even open in Safe Mode - there is not even an option to open it in Safe Mode. It won't even open after I close Mozilla in the 'Processes' tab and reboot.
2) Adobe Flash Player doesn't work - even if I reinstall it, no icon appears and I can't find it in 'Add/Remove Programs'.
3) ActiveX - not sure exactly what the issue is with this
4) On Start up, it takes a long time for the icons to appear.

Bizarely, I tried starting Windows in Safe Mode today and Mozilla Firefox worked fine. But in Windows normal mode, it won't open at all.

I have disabled various programs that load on start up, run disk defragmenter, run disk cleaner, run my anti-virus (Windows Security Essentials), plus I also run Spybot Search & Destroy and Malwa... Read more

Answer:Mozilla won't open, slow to load icons on startup

Update - Mozilla finally opened! All I did was run a simultaneous Spybot scan, Malwarebytes scan and Microsoft Security Essensials scan (still running now) then I clicked on Mozilla and it gave me a list of incompatible add-ons which it could not update. I cancelled these and I now have the latest Mozilla Firefox. When the scans finish, I will reboot and see if the icons load fast or not.
 

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After installing SP2 successfully...

My startup program lists on msconfig is cleared up and not even a single program
(av, firewall,etc) will load up.. when i check on these program's preferences, the
'load at startup' option automatically unchecks! i checked that after every boot...

i even tried 3rd party softwares to add them on startup registry, but after another
boot.. none of them will load again!
 

Answer:Startup programs wont load after installing SP2

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Everytime I restart my computer I get the windows loading screen. then it goes to a black screen for 10 seconds then shows my desktop background, but my icons, taskbar, nothing ever load. I have to go to safemode and then it will...



How can i fix this?

Answer:Desktop wont Load!!

Hello Sam, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if doing a System Restore using a restore point dated before you had this problem may be able to fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Basicaly i have a standard XP home addition , that wont load.

I turn on the computer , it loads normaly untill it goes into windows. Then all i get is the background picture , meaning the desktop wont load. The funny thing is that if i get in the task manager and terminate a process called : Rundll.exe , the desktop does load and everything is normal.

Could someone tell me , what is the problem ?

Answer:The desktop wont load.

Is this a home built or brand name computer? Please give computer specs.
Do you have all SP2 updates? Once you get to desktop run windows update.
Are you getting an we're sorry error message referring you to start in Safe Mode? If this doesn't work you may have to do a repair install.

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Question: desktop wont load

hi i was wondering if anyone can help me i had 2 viruses worms infact and avg picked them up a removed them now my desktop and start menu wont load its just my windows wall paper the icons and the start bar come on the go off very quickly again i an only access things through task manager i have tried to do a system restore but it will only let me go back to when this happened im not sure why i have done all the scans in normal and safe mode and tried a lot of other stuf people have said and still nothing just as you think its loading it goes off again and its got me stumped,so if any one has any ideas i would be greatful.im on windows xp

thanks
 

Answer:desktop wont load

Try this for starters:
1. Boot to your desktop​ 2. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL
​ 3. In Task manager click the New Task button on the General tab​ 4. In the New Task dialogue box type: 'explorer.exe' (without the quotes). Press OK​ 5. The Windows desktop should now appear​
 

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I've been having this problem recently on my laptop with Windows 7 where suddenly out of nowhere I can't open new programs including task manager. On Chrome it won't load new tabs, it will load new pages when I click on a hyperlink on a page I am currently on, I can load new tabs if I use the middle mouse button with the back button on the browser to launch a previous page on a new tab, I cannot however open a new tab and try to load a new page.
When I try and restart the computer it won't let me because before it logs off I have to press force shutdown because it's otherwise says waiting for logoff sound which never comes, as it logs off the screen turns black and gets stuck, there is still a backlight but the screen just stays black and it never shuts off. This problem has been annoying me because now I can't turn off my laptop without holding the power button which I hear is not good for your computer.

Answer:Programs won't open, new tabs won't load

Shutdown issues are mostly due to hanging applications that won't close.
To enable you to find out which one, open Task Manager - Processes tab -
Look for any unusual activity just before the system hangs.
I would suggest "killing off" processes that are running prior to shutting down.
Try ending the first 4 or 5 processes (making a note of which ones) and then shutdown.
If it still hangs, you didn't find it - if it doesn't hang, then you've found it.
Continue to do this with groups of 4 or 5 until you find the process that's causing it.
Maybe have a look in your Power Options (Control Panel) to see what the power buttons are set at.

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Computer just turned off automatically today and it will not load past the begining load screen with the Alien Head load screen where you can press f2 and enter setup or f12 to boot options. I cannot load safe mode or remove the battery as it does not have any place to access it.
Windows 7. Alienware m14x.

Answer:Alienware Laptop wont load past Alien Head Load Screen

Any fans running, any post beeps? Your laptop does not have a CMOS battery. Try removing the chargeable battery and power adapter. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Plug in just the power adapter and try powering up the machine again.

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Hi all, I am new to this forum & I am hoping you will be able to help me with a few problems I'm having with my PC.

This seems to be an intermittant problem but it happens more often than not.

When I boot up the pc no matter who's login i use (mine or the wifes) when the desktop loads, the taskbar down the bottom is frozen. When i move the mouse over it there is just a hour glass.

Also certain programs won't load up like I-tunes or the defrag yet when i go into processes the itunes exe is showing.

Internet explorer seems to work ok.

I have Avira anti-virus & I am using Adaware, Spybot & spywareguard.

My system details are:
Windows XP sp:3

here is my hijack this log: Please help me & thank you in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:32:51, on 07/09/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
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I have a NB100 And when it trys to boot i get Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: System32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys

I have connected a DVD drive with the product recovery disc GMR400882EN0 inside it and powered on, on booting i keep F12 pressed and I get the options for setting it to boot from HD FDD CD/DVD USB Memory, I set it to boot from CD/DVD

When it loads it gets to loading RAM image I get Error 32768 File PEBASE ISO Could Not Load.

I am suspecting faulty recovery disc? and a new one is £29.99? But the laptop is under warranty but they told me to do this.

My daughter has a Asus 904HD and once she had a problem... She had none of the poor support of go and do it yourself... Asus sent a courier very fast-confirmed pick by text-fixed-delivered back confirmed drop off by text within 5 days!!

Answer:NB100 Recovery Disc wont load - Error 32768 File PEBASE could not load

>I am suspecting faulty recovery disc? and a new one is £29.99? But the laptop is under warranty but they told me to do this.

I doubt it?s a faulty recovery disk.
The error message: missing or corrupt: System32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys could be caused by faulty HDD or another hardware component.
In your case I recommend contacting the Toshiba ASP for hardware check and new OS installation. The notebook is under warranty (as you suggested in the posting above) and therefore everything should be done for free because it?s covered by warranty

Bye

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I have downloaded and run ad-aware 6 and spybot s&d. I am running in XP on a PIII 600 with 256 MB RAM. Thanks for reviewing Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 9:35:23 PM, on 14/10/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Internet Security\GUARDDOG.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Internet Security\GUARDDOG.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\ActivityDisk.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\IncMail.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Guardian\CMGrdian.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Ju... Read more

Answer:Solved: increasing delay to load programs/load webpages

Try a few of these preformance tweaks.
 

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This PC has been upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and now Desktop icons load slowly at start-up. It will only load desktop icons properly once when it first makes a new set of iconcache.db files.
This was at the first time on Win10 and now after the icon cache rebuilder from this website has been used.
The rebuilder works properly every time and makes the desktop load quickly at the next boot - once - but on all the following boots the PC returns to the slow one-by-one find the icon process (which also happened on Win7).
I think I have made sure that all iconcache*.* files are deleted from users/tony/appdata/local/iconcache.db and users/tony/appdata/local/microsoft/windows/explorer/iconcache_nnn.db where nnn is different for several files.
I have also removed the thumbnail caches.
Instinct suggests that not everything is being deleted and there is something left over from Win7.
I want to avoid a doing a reformat and a clean Win10 install if I can.
Does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Desktop icons load slowly at start-up in Windows 10

The causes could be many.
Maybe your User profile has been corrupted. Log in as some other user and see.
Icon Cache file may be corrupted. You have already run our Thumbnail & icon cache rebuilder for Windows 10. It works the first time and then on subsequent restarts, your problem re-appears. Try to Rebuild Icon Cache, Clear Thumbnail cache manually and see if that helps.
If these Hidden files exists, delete them too:
C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\IconCache.db
C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\IconCache.db
Check your Startup programs. See if disabling them helps. Best to boot in clean boot state and see if problem continues. If it disappears, try to identify the offending 3rd-party startup.
You need to identify what could be causing this. Clean Boot State is the best way to go.
Create a system restore point first, before doing anything.
Hope something helps.

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I have been having some problems with my work PC. I noticed one day my internet explorer 8 and Firefox was running very slow. I tried loging on to my ebay account and it asked me many personal questions. It asks for my name, address, social security number, credit number, atm with pin #, etc. I knew something was wrong so I began running a virus scan (malwarebytes current ver). That did not find any malware. I also ran ComboFix and Spybot. Finally today internet explorer is working properly but when I right click on an icon on the desktop it will get a window trying to load Symantec Antivirus. I don't know if the internet problem is linked to this new problem or not. I already have the antivirus loaded and it seems to be working properly. I have attached a screen shot of the installer windows. I don't know if the Hijackthis log file is needed.

Answer:Right clicking on desktop icons will result in pc trying to load Symantec

Your Symantec Corporate Edition antivirus is trying to repair itself most likely. It seems that you are on a network possibly with an Administrator. I would contact them for help finding the installer so y our antivirus can be repaired. If you do not have an Admin or this is your network, then I would suggest looking in the location referred to in your first screen shot and find out what happened to the MSI installer for Symantec Antivirus.I would also suggest scanning your computer once again with Malwarebytes ( after updating it ) and also Superantispyware. Scan for Spyware/AdwareThe process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free version and save it to your desktop.NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program wi... Read more

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Not sure if this is the correct forum or not, but here goes.

If I turn on or restart my computer, the desktop icons and startup menu will not load for about 15-30 minutes. I used "Codestuff Starter" and only have 3 programs running at start up, so I doubt it is that. I am really not sure what the problem is, but would like to clear it up as soon as possible.

Thanks in advance,
Sean

Answer:Start Menu and Desktop Icons Take Forever to Load

go to start>run>msconfig click the last tab in msconfig and tell me how much programs are on the start up.

also do this too

list how much ram you have
how many processes on task manager you have
and how old you computer is

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when i start my computer desktop icons and start button do not load immediately(as they used to before). instead just desktop background is shown. after 1-2 min the icons and start button is loaded. what can i do to solve the problem???

Answer:delay load of desktop icons and start button

Hi and welcome to TSF please try following the instructions in both these links How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state
How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP
when you begin to restart things do it one at a time and see if you can narrow down which program is holding things back

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