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Windows xp- unable to see start task bar and download any thing

On xp, my task bar at botton left is not visible and when all is wel in task bar properties. when xp boots it says gdiplus.dll files missing.
iam unable to download and update as when i say download the window comes and vanish very fast .
can some one quickly help me

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  • Girish P Jul 15, 2008

    hi

    iam not having the cd (lost it out)

    if i use another windows licence it is saying product code not matching.

    what next

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You should have a sticker on your PC that states your product key. These product keys may not match the CD you have for Windows.

That's Okay though. You can go to install Windows in the usual manner and when you get to the point where the software states "A Windows Installation Already Exists" you will see a choice to do a Repair. Choose the repair option and you'll be fine.

If you have already done a full install and reached the point where the key is rejected, you should see an 800 number to telephone. Go ahead and phone them. Tell them the truth and they will give you what is called a "B" Key, b as in backup. I've had to do this for HP, IBM, Gateway and Dell owners who've lost or didn't have a CD. Microsoft gets this problem ALL THE TIME. So don't hesitate to call them.

If, however, you haven't done anything at all you can use the System File Checker and have this CD in your CD Drive. System File Checker looks for missing and invalid files and replaces them, using the CDROM as the source. The SFC doesn't care if you own the CD or not. But, if you get an error message about the CD being wrong, you are infected with a root kit virus. Nothing short of a DoD disk wipe and reinstall will help you.

You'll need to telephone (800) 426-9400; M-F, 6 AM - 5:30 PM Pacific time

And let them help you out.

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Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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Have it worked a while ago? trie do a system recovery in the control panel and choose a date when it was working.

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Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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    George Kohler Aug 02, 2008

    Hi, I just thought of a way to load your gdiplus.dll file back on your computer. I can make you special dos boot disk with a batch file on it. I can make you a cd that will boot up your computer in dos and then I will write a dos batch file that will change directory to C:/windows/system32 and then copy the gdiplus.dll file right back where it needs to be. This will fix your problem for you. If You would like me to do that for you send me an E-mail to geokohler@gmail.com and I will send you the ISO file with the program as an attachment to the E-mail when I reply to you. If you do not have access to a computer with a cd burner and software to burn ISO files to cd I will make the cd for you and mail it to you. I will name the batch file fix.bat so all you have to do is put the disk in the computer and boot the computer from the cd. Once the C: prompt comes up all you have to do is type fix and hit enter. The batch file will run, It will change to the right directory and copy the gdiplus.dll file right where it belongs. If you want me to do this for you let me know. I was just thinkig of a way to fix your problem and I came up with the dos solution. DOS comes in handy sometimes when you know what you are doing. I hope this helps you. This way you do not have to reload your whole operating system. Let me know if you still need help,
    George


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