Taskbar freezing

By PandaPatrol
Oct 25, 2005
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  1. Hi, I'm having difficulties trying to fix my computer, apparently my taskbar is COMPLETELY frozen. When I start up the computer, I am able to log in. Afterwards, I would move the cursor to the taskbar and it would have that waiting symbol. Apparently, it doesn't go away. So the only way to run programs for me, is to use task manager. But even task manager won't work UNLESS I disable explorer.exe on the processes. In doing so, I am able to launch Mozilla. Everything is fine this way except there is no taskbar and no icons. Also, solutions I've tried are disabling some startup programs that was not common at startup, did a system restore and it worked. I mean literally. It was fine when it restored, but when I restart, it goes back to its normal stage: FREEZING. I tried system restore twice and the same problem occurred. I'm running out of ideas. Also, when I try to open Control.exe on Windows Task manager, it just freezes after a few seconds. Safe mode is no good idea, it is the same as running it regularly. I desperately need help, and this computer is not even a year old! If anyone can help I'd greatly appreciate it!
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    I'd start with a virus scan on your hard drive. What anti-virus software are you using?

    Then I would go to this thread:
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic17297.html

    and follow the instructions in detail to check if you have a nasty bug in your system. It sounds like you might.
  3. PandaPatrol

    PandaPatrol Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yes i do have anti-virus, and its norton 2005. however i doubt it is necessary since the scan's results are inefficient and removing viruses also fails too.
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    Not quite sure what you are saying.... why would doing a virus scan be uneccesary?

    It has found some viruses?
  5. PandaPatrol

    PandaPatrol Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    No I didn't scan. I'm saying that even if I perform a scan, (as done so many times before this problem has started) the results are about 10 viruses, yet it fails to delete most of them. However I will still scan and I will post my result later.
  6. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    Wow, OK.

    So you already know you have about 10 viruses in your computer... that probably should have been the first thing you mentioned above in your first post, as it is probably the cause of all your headaches...

    Yes, please make sure your definitions are up to date, do a scan, then post what it finds.
  7. PandaPatrol

    PandaPatrol Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Well I did a search, and no they were not viruses, just adware and I removed them. There is absolutely nothing wrong with my computer except when I restarted my taskbar froze for no particular reason. Any suggestions besides reformatting?
  8. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    I'd recommend following the steps in this thread:
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic17297.html

    and posting your hijackthis log file in a new thread for user "realblackstuff" to take a look at. I have heard of other people having the problem you describe (do a search and you'll find a few others) and realblackstuff has cleared up their systems for them.
  9. PandaPatrol

    PandaPatrol Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ok thanks, I'll have to see to it tomorrow.
  10. PandaPatrol

    PandaPatrol Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I did the above and nothing changed. I'm really frustrated right now. :confused:
  11. PandaPatrol

    PandaPatrol Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    So I can just post my log and he'll read it ?
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