Missing taskbar

By Rancid33
Feb 3, 2007
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  1. Ok so I just finally got my computer to boot into windows after several days of it being completely screwed up. I think what i did was use a windows XP cd to repair it... even though my version of windows is xp pro, i dont know really how it worked but it got me into windows.
    But now I have no taskbar at the bottom and no start menu
    The windows button or ctrl-escape does not bring up a start menu either.
    And also I cant get it to recognize my ethernet cable, or create any internet connections.
    The only way I can navigate without my start menu is thorugh a windows explorer icon on my desktop annd thats about it.
    And I dont have my windows xp pro cd with me, just my roommates windows xp cd.
    So any ideas or \help would be appreciated, thanks.
  2. foozy

    foozy Newcomer, in training Posts: 267

    You probably have some sort of mutant home-pro hybrid going on, your best bet is to back up your data and do a clean install of xp pro as soon as you can.
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    You could try and do a repair of XP. You will need an XP CD to do this
  4. Rancid33

    Rancid33 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yea i dont know, its xp pro, i just used xp home for the repair so that i can now get into windows. I just really wish the taskbar would be there, ive tried the system reapir off the windows xp home cd already and no luck with the taskbar. any more ideas will be appreciated
  5. nicky_x

    nicky_x Newcomer, in training Posts: 23

    have you ever created a restore point
    you can run system restore for a try
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