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Desktop Disappears

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by astrodaddy, Jan 14, 2006.

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  1. astrodaddy

    astrodaddy Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I just bought a Compaq computer brand new yesterday. I set up my DSL and my Creative sound card along with my HP Printer with no problems and restarted my com. Now when it re-starts, my desktop shows up for only a few seconds then disappears and doesnt come back!

    Ive never used XP before but I think I have to much stuff in memory that came with the com as it runs sluggishly.

    Also, how can I uninstall Norton Security?
     
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    astrodaddy Thread Starter

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    Anyone have this problem?
     
  4. nok

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    If your comp is new i doubt you'd need to uninstall anything, what are your specs?
    as for your problem i can guess it might be your vid card? could be bad connection.
    miss read your post hehe to uninstall: start/control panel/add and remove hardware, norton shoud be on the list there
     
  5. Augie65

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    If your taskbar is visiable, right click and open task manager. If it isn't, Ctrl+Alt+Del will open it. On the task manager click File> New Task(Run..) and type explorer then OK.
    If that doesn't work, try this from Microsoft Support.
     
  6. astrodaddy

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    Thanks, but ive figured it out.

    1.Removed Norton Security
    2.Removed about 20 games (Compaq likes to install games let me tell ya!)
    3.Installed Fix-It Utilities 6 and ran the registry fixer, deleted around 700 registries that pointed to nothing and installed its Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware programs
    4.Restarted

    My com is now running like a raped ape! :) WOOHOO!

    Im off to get HiJack This installed along with a couple of other things!

    Thanks again for the replies!
     
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