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Taskbar freezes after boot for a short while , then everything is fine.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by seashell, Oct 19, 2007.

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  1. seashell

    seashell Thread Starter

    Jun 22, 2003
    I know quite a lot taskbar-threads are around here but none of them seems to describe the problem I have.

    I thought I had a Infection thats why I downloaded and installed spybot a few days ago. At the same time there was a windows update. After using the immunizing of spybot, I noticed 2 things:

    1. longer shutdown time, aprox 1 minutes. (was like 15 seconds before(
    2. Upon boot, the taskbar freezes like for 20 seconds, I can click and use Items on the desktop, but when the cursor is moved over the taskbar, it turns into the hourglass. At the same time, systray symbols/programms seem to have a problem loading: I'm using AVG Antivirus and it wont load correctly, I have to activate the guard manually when the freeze is over, and the sound-control (loudness) item doesn't appear in the systray anymore which it did before.

    I uninstalled Spybot and undid the immunizing, which solved the problem with the slow shutdown, but the taskbarproblem remains.

    I'm using a restricted account (user account) under WinXP for every-day use, and have a separate Administrator-account for maintenance purposes. My pc starts with the user account automatically (autologon). When I change to the administrator account (systray there, taskbar not freezing), everything is fine, but that's only after I started with the other account first.

    My suspicion: something has been changed in Explorer or IExplorer, because im using a router for internet access and when windows boots, it automatically accesses the router and tries to establish a connection. It seems to me that the taskbar freezes up to that point, where the connection is established - but it wasn't like that a few days ago. Then It just finished booting, and when I started firefox it could not open the starting page at first (because the connection wasn't established right away so I just had to wait a few seconds) but I could access taskbar right away and the AVG and stuff loaded correctly.

    any ideas?
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