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Old 03-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Hello, when I booted my pc up a few days ago, it booted up completely but stopped at the end. I could see my wallpaper but no icons or taskbar. I couldn't do anything so I rebooted the pc and it booted up perfectly fine. All the icons appeared. I have to do this everytime I boot-up. So I was wondering, what could be causing the loss of icons on the first boot up and why do they appear when I restart?
I did a system restore a few days ago, but this did nothing only cause problems with my Avast Antivirus which I had to uninstall and reinstall.
My computer works fine apart from this little hiccup on initial start up.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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