Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
When we turn on the computer there is just the background, no icons, no start bar along the bottom, just the screensaver. Can't get it to do anything. I think our cat may have stepped on something when my husband was using it. Don't know how to get the icons or anything to show up.
You can boot into "Safe Mode" by tapping the F8 key on boot and you'll get to the option to boot to safe mode, then select your operating system and click yes to the pop up confirmation. If you get to your desktop in safe mode you can then run a full/complete virus scan with your preferred Anti Virus program and hopefully that will get you going.
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
Your infected with virus. try to remove hardrive and and put it to other pc scan it with updated antivirus. if you dont want to loss your files.if the files is not that important then you can format your unit using your windows cd.
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
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The desktop screenshot might need reducing Click start "Control Panel." Click "Display" and then select the Settings tab in the Display Properties window. Use the slider bar under in the screen resolution section of the applet to change the resolution and click "Apply." The screen repaints at the new resolution. Click "Yes" to keep the resolution, or answer "No" at the prompt to revert to the original settings.
The taskbar is a central user interface component within the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system.
Click start "Control Panel."
Click "Display" and then select the Settings tab in the Display Properties window.
Use the slider bar under in the screen resolution section of the applet to change the resolution and click "Apply."
The screen repaints at the new resolution.
Click "Yes" to keep the resolution, or answer "No" at the prompt to revert to the original settings.
Located along the bottom of the screen by default, it includes the "Start" button, provides one-click access to all open programs and contains a collection of utility icons and the system clock in a section called the Notification Area.
Windows 2000 gives you the ability to adjust the behavior of the taskbar in several ways.
After you know where to find the proper menu item, performing this task takes only a few clicks.
Right-click on an empty area of the taskbar and select "Properties."
Click the "General" tab located along the top of the resulting dialog box.
Check the Always on Top box if you want the taskbar to appear above all other items on your screen.
Check the Auto Hide box if you want the taskbar to disappear into the bottom of the screen when you move the cursor away from the taskbar.
Check the Show Small Icons in Start Menu box if you want to enable this behavior.
Check the Show Clock box to show the system clock within the Notification Area at the right edge of the taskbar.
Check the Personalized Menus box if you want the "Start" menu to show the items you use regularly and hide the items you don't.
Click "OK" to confirm your changes.
They take effect immediately.
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