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Hi there, i have a problem with my dell latitude x1.I was browsing the internet and suddenly a message appeared telling me something had terminated unexpectedly(cant remember what)and windows was going to close, then a countdown timer appeared with time to shutdown(was about 1 or 2 minutes)but ever since this on starting back up my screen has looked like this (see pictures) dont know if the application error is relevant, and the computer will not go online, wont play videos as it says low memory and basically seems f*&@?#.Now i am a computer dunce so any help you can give please try and keep it simple, thanks for any help guys.
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first 2 images don't look

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the first 2 images don't look out of the ordinary; as for the 3rd image, what hits do you get when you 'google' it?

This would be my first step, as it doesn't appear to be catastrophic (as far as killing the computer), has to do with the Skype program.

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Is there a folder

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on your desktop that says 'unused desktop shorts'? If there is; then it would appear that at some point your computer ran the 'Unused Desktop Shortcut Wizard', this is easily corrected by right-clicking the desktop, and re-running the wizard to have all your icons back onto the desktop.
As for the Start bar looking generic; if you right-click your taskbar, click on Properties, Start Menu, should see a couple of options.
Then there is 'Customize'. This will allow you to customize the Start Menu to your liking.

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No

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No i think you have misunderstood, im not explaining this very well (wish i was more computer literate)I dont mean that my descktop icons are missing its just a picture of another computer to show the difference in appearance of the taskbar and so on, my problem is it refusing to run programs, go on the internet and so on,thanks.

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now that we know a bit

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?

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I am trying to follow the instructions in the link but my computer has no rom drive and it wont allow me to even view anything on the flash drive let alone transfer and run it, any ideas, thanks guys.

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you can download either of these

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Cant

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Ye but i cant go online on it, bit of a catch 22 this.

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how are you able to reply

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to posts, if you can't get online?

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Grif noted this but

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so

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any other things i could try, thanks for any help guys.

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Sadly.

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If you can't carry a CD or memory key to the wounded machine you likely get to wipe it out and reinstall the OS and more.
Bob

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ok

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thanks anyway guys.

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