Icons and bottom bar will not load.

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by karel3, May 9, 2007.

  1. karel3

    karel3 Guest

    I am in the process of building a medium level gaming computer for my grandson.
    I had installed all the hardware except the sound card and had not loaded
    any of the drivers that came with the hardware except the driver for the
    modem. Windows XP SP2 was loaded and it operated just fine. I then installed
    the sound card and loaded the drivers for it and then loaded the drivers that
    came with the motherboard. I then rebooted the computer and the background
    screen came up, but the icons and the bottom bar did not load. So I did a
    reboot and again the same thing happened. I tried one more time and this time
    the background screen came up along with the icons and the bottom bar. I have
    tried rebooting a number of times and get mixed results -- some times the
    icons and bottom bar do not load and sometimes they do.

    What should I do?? I have thought about trying to remove some of the
    drivers and then booting up to see if this made a difference. Is the right
    direction toward solving the problem??

    Any help will be appreciated.
    Motherboard: ASUS P5N32-E SLI
    CPU: Intel E6600
    CPU Cooler: Coolmaster RR-LCH-P9E
    Memory: Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4 2GB
    Video Card: EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR 8800 GTS 640MB
    Hard Drive: Western Digital WD2500KS 250GB SATA2
    O/S: Windows XP Home Edition with SP2
    Power Supply: 630 watt
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
    karel3, May 9, 2007
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  2. karel3

    karel3 Guest

    I loaded the modem drivers first and then the motherboard drivers, then the
    sound card drivers.
    At your suggestion I did load the video card drivers, but I am still having
    the problem. Do you have any other siggestions short of having to reload
    Windows and then load the motherboard drivers first and then drivers for the
    other hardware??
    karel3, May 10, 2007
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  3. karel3

    karel3 Guest

    I did as you suggested and explored the display properties, but found nothing
    that appeared to affect the icons. I also switched to a higher screen
    resolution and the problem still exsisted. In end, I decided to follow your
    suggestion that it was a poor Windows installation and reinstalled
    everything. So far I have not had a problem.

    One reason that I decided it was a poor installation, when I went to use the
    dial up modem under 'Start' on the Taskbar and then wanting to go to
    'Connect to' it was not there. When first noticed this I did not give it much
    thought until you mentioned a poor Windows installation.

    I do thank you for for help -- it made me decide to quit wasting my time
    trying to solve the problem and just to bite the bullet and reload. I
    probably saved alot of time doing that.

    karel3, May 11, 2007
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