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  1. #1
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    Default xp not loading icons and task bar

    Hi I am running Win xp home, and after booting up it will come up with the desktop wall paper but no icons or task bar. I can still cntrl alt del and get the task manager to access programs via that. Normally after a few reboots it comes right but as it hapens more often than not its starting to get annoying.

    Have tried searching for an answer on the net but cant find one to fix it, one possible is that spyware or a virus has altered the registry but had a look under

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Micro* soft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    and all seems normal from what i was told to check

    Shell REG_SZ Explorer.exe
    Userinit REG_SZ C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,


    Could there be anything else in the registry that maybe has been changed? Is there anyfiles on the computer that may be corrupt? Have run my anti spyware and antivirus and im getting nothing dodgy, all are up to date.

    The other possible reason is I am only running SP1 and a recent auto update may be conflicting that is maybe designed to run with SP2. This is the only thing I can think of lately that may of caused it. Reason for not updating to SP2 i am on dial up and dont know anyone with it on cd. If it is a know problem anyone know which updat it is so I could remove it for time being?


    Any other suggestions?

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    Default Re: xp not loading icons and task bar

    Get hijackthis in my sig and post a log. Or get trojan remover and do a scan.

    I doubt an update would install if it says its for SP2, and you've only got SP1.

    You can request the SP2 CD from MS.. If u want it...altho I would make sure u havent got anything nasty installed first.

    If u decide to install it.
    Last edited by Speedy Gonzales; 21-05-2007 at 10:05 PM.

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    Default Re: xp not loading icons and task bar

    log from hijackthis, this was with a bootup when the icons loaded.

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
    Scan saved at 10:28:34 p.m., on 21/05/2007
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\WgaTray.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\RunDll32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\fast.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Fast.exe
    C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\OLYMPUS\OLYMPUS Master\Monitor.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
    C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
    C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Downlaods\Programs\HiJackThis_v2.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://nz.yahoo.com/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {A8F38D8D-E480-4D52-B7A2-731BB6995FDD} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {C4069E3A-68F1-403E-B40E-20066696354B} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS KHooker] C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cmaudio] RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OEBackup] C:\Documents and Settings\Harlen\Desktop\Backup\Program Files\Genie-Soft\Outlook Express Backup\OEBackup.exe -reminder
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CoolSwitch] C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FastUser] C:\WINDOWS\System32\fast.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDElbyCDFL] "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\ElbyCheck.exe" /L ElbyCDFL
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OM_Monitor] C:\Program Files\OLYMPUS\OLYMPUS Master\FirstStart.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSC_UserPrompt] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\UsrPrmpt.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [OM_Monitor] C:\Program Files\OLYMPUS\OLYMPUS Master\Monitor.exe
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [RunNarrator] Narrator.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [RunNarrator] Narrator.exe (User 'Default user')
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = ?
    O9 - Extra button: ICQ Lite - {B863453A-26C3-4e1f-A54D-A2CD196348E9} - C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ Lite - {B863453A-26C3-4e1f-A54D-A2CD196348E9} - C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{17A3B083-78E9-4205-B8A3-BA59F8A7A6BF}: NameServer = 60.234.1.1 60.234.2.2
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{17A3B083-78E9-4205-B8A3-BA59F8A7A6BF}: NameServer = 60.234.1.1 60.234.2.2
    O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\browseui.dll
    O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\browseui.dll
    O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
    O23 - Service: EPSON Printer Status Agent2 (EPSONStatusAgent2) - SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE
    O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Firewall Monitor Service (NPFMntor) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
    O23 - Service: Norton Protection Center Service (NSCService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
    O23 - Service: Symantec AVScan (SAVScan) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
    O23 - Service: SPBBCSvc - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe

    --
    End of file - 7630 bytes

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    Default Re: xp not loading icons and task bar

    Right click desktop/arrange icons by, see if "show desktop icons" is ticked.

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    Default Re: xp not loading icons and task bar

    Looks like virus work.

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    Default Re: xp not loading icons and task bar

    Log looks ok to me but u can run HJT again tick these entries and tick fix checked.

    Close browsers.

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cmaudio] RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OEBackup] C:\Documents and Settings\Harlen\Desktop\Backup\Program Files\Genie-Soft\Outlook Express Backup\OEBackup.exe -reminder

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FastUser] C:\WINDOWS\System32\fast.exe

    O4 - HKLM..Run: [NeroCheck] C:WINDOWSSystem32\NeroCheck.exe

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime


    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [RunNarrator] Narrator.exe (User 'SYSTEM')

    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = ?

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    Default Re: xp not loading icons and task bar

    Cheers for all the help, after a few hours of googleing I managed to find a post on a forum of the same problem. This refered me to a fix available at

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    If anybodyelse has this problem the fix is on line 195 on the righthand side called

    Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar

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