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XP Pro SP3 flaky start up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jbuchanangb, Nov 27, 2011.

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  1. jbuchanangb

    jbuchanangb Thread Starter

    Nov 25, 2011

    Every now and then when user logs on to XP Pro SP3 PC (not administrator) the desktop comes up without icons or taskbar. PC responds to CTRL-ALT-DEL and opens Task manager, and then explorer.exe can be started as a New Task. However other start up tasks, such as anti-virus have not started either.

    Without fail, by user logging off, and logging on again, all starts up fine.

    Have used msconfig and turned off pretty well all non-essential startup tasks.

    TSG Sysinfo log follws:

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 2037 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 1 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 302112 MB, Free - 257773 MB;
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G679R
    Antivirus: ZoneAlarm Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

    Open to suggestions to overcome this irritating little problem.

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