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No taskbar and start button

I have a used presario700Z laptop with winxp home ed. While trying to learn about this computer and the xp program (new to me) I somehow have lost the botton taskbar and start button and notification area.(the whole botton line) , also the icons on desktop. I tried to right click on the desktop to bring up the properties menu and the right click does nothing. Any help on this will be greatly appriciated. I have no manuals jut machine and power cord. Thanks.......sugarpie925

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    the start menu is not working and there is not a thing on my desktop so please help

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I suggest you just restore to factory. There should be an option to do so when you first boot. A clean install is the safest route here.

You could TRY booting into 'safe' mode, too, using F8, but I recommend a clean restore or install.

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Press Ctrl+Alt+Del when it stops at Blank Desktop.. Go to "New Task", Type "Explorer" at "Run".. if the problem occurs, you may have to repair your windows... follow this step...

Take your WINXP Bootable Installation Disk, Boot it, Repair your system (First Repair Option) using repair option.. Thats all.. Your previous settings will not be disturbed.

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How to cleare recently used programs from start menu in WinXP


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Hard drive crash, not usable at all; downloaded xp drivers and computer drivers but cannot get them installed. Hard drive not recognized.


When you install a new harddrive, it has no Operating System on it.
Windows XP and Windows Vista, are examples of an Operating System.

Each laptop manufacturer, has their own system of changing a laptop harddrive. Some allow you to press a key or two, to put the laptop in a state where it will save the basic Operating System files, and when you install the new harddrive, it will transfer them over to it.

Some laptop manufacturers do have this option.

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You need to buy whatever version of Windows XP it had, (WinXP Home or WinXP Pro), or Windows Vista.
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I personally prefer Xp over Vista.
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