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Cannot unlock taskbar AND cannot pin anything on taskbar or start menu AND Outlook Pr

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ngibson12, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. ngibson12

    ngibson12 Thread Starter

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    Hello all,
    So about a month ago I restarted my computer and when it came back on all my programs pinned to my task bar and everything that was in my start menu was gone. From there I could not unlock the taskbar and nothing would pin in either the start menu or taskbar. I researched everywhere about it. I tried unlocking the taskbar in properties and registry with no luck. I finally found some posts about how my user profile was corrupt and from there I went on and made a new profile and copied everything and BOOM it all worked fine now. Well today it happened AGAIN! I restarted my computer and everything disappeared. So I think it is still a corrupt profile, but this is the second time it has happened. My question is. 1) is there another way to fix those two issues besides creating a new profile? and 2) What could be the cause of this happening twice in a month. Would a reformat fix it or is it a hardware issue?

    ADD: I forgot to mention my outlook email profiles are gone too. Those somehow got erased as well.
     
  2. Humbled2

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    Did you run chkdsk on your drives to eliminate possibility of file corruption or cross-linking ?
     
  3. ngibson12

    ngibson12 Thread Starter

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    Hey Humbled2:
    Yes I ran chkdsk already and everything is fine :(
     
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