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My computer turns on i have a back ground picture but no icons or tool bar is there anything i can do

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    Dan May 11, 2010

    When you pc turns on, do any lights or noise happen?

    Be sure to check your monitor. Unplug it and plug it back in to both the power and the pc cables.

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Hey!

There might be a few reasons for this to happen, but before we narrow it down, lets try checking if it will work in "Safe Mode". I assume you are on Windows XP (correct me if I am wrong!).

Follow these steps:
1. Restart your computer.

2. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.

3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.

4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.

5. Once in Safe Mode, click on Start -> Run -> Type "msconfig" without the quotation marks and hit enter.

6. Navigate to the startup tab and uncheck ALL of the items from it.

7. Nagivate to the services tab and check "Hide All Microsoft Services" then uncheck all of the items that are left on the list.

8. Hit apply then ok and when asked to restart choose yes/restart.

9. Do not hit F8 after the restart and see if the computer starts up properly.

If the computer started, then there is a problem with one (or more) of the applications or services on your computer causing it to hang.

Let me know what happened and then we will narrow down the program causing the problem!

Good luck!



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