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Topic # 111361 31-Oct-2012 16:58 Send private message

On my dad's computer, sometimes, when he turns it on, the whole vista start bar doesn't work, he can't click on icons on his desktop, and he pretty much has to reset the computer to fix it. Can anyone tell me why this happens?
Thanks
Alex

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  Reply # 709963 31-Oct-2012 17:01 Send private message

Is everything up to date? Windows updates and any drivers for graphics card etc?

It could also be a program that is loading on startup that is actually causing the issue.
See if the issue happens when you start Vista in Safe Mode. (Press F8 while the PC is starting up but before you see the Windows loading scroll bar)






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  Reply # 709974 31-Oct-2012 17:09 Send private message

@CYaBro Nope. It fixes itself sometimes when he reboots it and usually he is fine with it. I just wanted to know whether anyone else knew what was happening. Also, it is up to date.

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