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26-11-2001, 08:58 PM
My start button regularly loses its graphics, ie it is blank or just has horizontal coloured smears across it. Sometimes when I click it, the 'windows 98' vertical wording on the left is also missing... just lines and dots. Everything else is ok.

This has only recently started.

I have also started to get occasional lock ups and wonder if the two are linked.

Any suggestions?

Home made system:

P3 667
256 Ram
VIA Chipset
Atapi CD Rom amd HP CDRW

Thats all I think is relevant, cheers

26-11-2001, 09:15 PM
Related Question-

How do you change the window symbol on the startmenu?

Is it possible?

I know how to change the wording etc by editing explorer.exe in notepad, but not the symbol.


26-11-2001, 10:06 PM
yes a few tweakers(eg winboost) can change it or you can hex edit explorer.

run system check you may have a corupt file.

27-11-2001, 01:32 PM
StartButton 1.1.80 will allow you to change the Windows logo image with another bitmap graphic, and you can change the word 'Start'. Download from PCWorld File world or go to link below. Might have been on the November PCWorld Plus CD but I am not sure of that.

http://idg.co.nz/PCWorld/fileworld.nsf/ViewByDate/ 72F53BB1E86F68ABCC256AF6006E7850?OpenDocument

28-11-2001, 12:07 AM
Hi Jester

Yes my computer does the same thing,usually after playing a game.
Video card is a Geforce 2 mx.
Not sure what it is yet,I think it has something to do with the drivers.
Have you updated the video drivers lately?
Nvidia reference drivers are normally pretty good,but there seems to be some bugs in the latest ones.
I have also had this problem
with a TNT2 card.
There is also a bug in the latest XP drivers that won,t let you adjust the clock settings on a Geforce mx.
Try loading an older driver and see if it fixes the problem.