cpu freezeup


Old 01-25-02, 08:55 PM
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cpu freezeup

I have a Pentium 3, 1000, that I bought last summer. It
came with Windows 98. Lately I've been getting warnings of
RPC88 and TapisRV. I can get access to my desktop but the
Start and lower toolbar, time, etc. has disappeared. I've tried
the Scandisk, disk defragmenter,emptying the Recycle bin and
scanning for viruses to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated. -

. Thanks.
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Old 01-26-02, 09:17 AM
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A couple of things to try to get taskbar back....

1. Use the "Windows" key to bring up the start menu. Then click on "Settings" then click "Taskbar and start menu". Under general settings, make sure the box is checked that says "Always on top" and UNCHECK the box that says "Autohide"

2. It's possible that the toolbar has been moved. Position your mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen. If it changes to a arrow shape, click and drag the hidden taskbar back up to the normal position. The taskbar could have also been moved to the top of the screen or to either side. It could also be hidden on any of the sides of the screen. Hunt around the edges with your mouse to see if the pointer changes shape.

Some people have been known to play tricks by moving the taskbar to the top and using Autohide to keep it out of site.

Post back and let us know if this helps.

Old 01-26-02, 09:50 AM
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Thanks anyway, nashcat. That's not the problem, unfortunately. The taskbar is still there, it's just that all the icons and the Window's Start button have disappeared. I just don't get it.

Old 01-26-02, 04:17 PM
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Follow this link to the Micosoft help site. This may help...

Old 01-27-02, 05:08 AM
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Hey, thanks. I'll check it out!

Originally posted by bigmike
[B]Follow this link to the Micosoft help site. This may help...

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