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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by unstresst, Apr 25, 2004.

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  1. unstresst

    unstresst Thread Starter

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    always surprises ...each one is new and wierder than the last.
    ..Three user accounts on this computer.
    several times -[in two of the accounts]--after clicking "log on" the start screen did not display desktop or start button.
    after total shut down and restart it worked.
    .....On one ocasion the account desktop loaded fine, but five minutes later
    desktop and start button went away and I couldn't shut the computer down.
    I had to unplug it to make it shut down.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Run chkdsk on all your drives.

    Defragment.
     
  3. unstresst

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    Pardon me whilst I display my ignorance.......
    could you include instructions for ... "Run chkdsk on all your drives."
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Not that it will solve your problem, but it couldn't hurt.

    Go to Start > Run, and type:

    chkdsk drive: /f

    for each hard drive that you have. You will be asked if you want to run it on next boot since repairs can't be done while Windows is running.

    The drive letter does not need to be specified for the system drive (unless you want):
    chkdsk /f

    Chkdsk looks for all kinds of disk errors, including those involving security descriptors for files.
     
  5. unstresst

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    ....any other ideas?.....I did the "run" thing {chkdsk drive: /f}
    ......absolutely nothing happened.
    did I type it wrong??


     
  6. Elvandil

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    The drive: was in italic to signify that you should substitute your drive letter for the word.

    So, if you have a drive C:, then:
    chkdsk C: /f
     
  7. unstresst

    unstresst Thread Starter

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    .....That did the trick........thanx Elvandil

     
  8. Elvandil

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    Glad to hear it. Run chkdsk from time to time, even if XP doesn't think it is necessary.

    In the future, if explorer crashes and you lose your desktop buttons, hit Ctrl+Alt+Del and bring up the Task Manager. Go to the File Menu, New Task, and start explorer.exe from the box that appears to restart your shell.
     
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