I've managed to get the Task Manager up after a lot of Ctrl+Alt+Delete-ing but the thing is explorer.exe isn't even listed in the processes. It is all very strange.
Because usually if you end explorer.exe it kind of just refreshes the system as it were, and the taskbar disappears then reappears, as well as the icons, so I was hoping that would happen. But explorer.exe isn't even listed.
Hi, something really weird has happened.
I was on Opera (as I am now) and IE just opened itself automatically, which I haven't used for ages, so I closed it straight away and assumed it was a spyware thing, so would scan my PC tomorrow.
But when it closed, I got the eggtimer pointer and my taskbar disappeared and all my icons disappeared.
I was going to print screen and save it, but because my taskbar has disappeared and my start menu cannot be accessed by the start button (as it went with the taskbar) or the windows key, I can't get to photoshop or paint or anything.
Anyway I think you get the idea, I can only use the programs that I had open which is Firefox and Opera.
Anyone else encountered this, and know of any way to counter this, without restarting (as my PC doesn't like restarts, but that's a whole different kettle of fish)?
Any reply is appreciated.
Specs if necessary:
P4 2.2Ghz skt 478
512Mb 400Mhz RAM
256Mb ATI Radeon X1800GTO
40Gb Hard Drive