Taskbar Freezing After Startup

When windows starts the taskbar is frozen, and i cannot click on anything. All icons on the desktop are not affected and can be clicked. When i click ctrl+alt+del, then cancel it, it goes back to normal and works fine.

I was on windows vista when this was happening. Once a installed windows 7, with an otherwise empty computer, it is still happening. As there is nothing else on my pc now, i presume it is microsoft related, or hardware.

I have tested the memory and its fine. I have checked the temperatures and there fine. The bios is upto date. There are no virus's or malware present.

I have now ran out of ideas, and for the life of me cannot work it out

I have checked on google, and used many tech forums to no avail?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated?

View Full Post With 4 Replies

Related Forum Messages:

Please Follow Index to Quick Jump to the Message.

Taskbar Freeze At Startup

I had tried several times now, but the same happend. When i upgraded first time from xp to win 7 everything went ok until a few days later. Then started the taskbar to freeze, i could not click any items in the taskbar etc. Until i start the task manager by pressing #ctrl-alt-del" when i had dne that the task bar can be used again !I had tried to run 5-6 different virus scanners, i have avg installed, nothing from any of them, i thought in the beginning it could be a problem with the csrss.exe file as in the task-manger can i not see the properties, it not come up at all, also it not show who user ise the csrss.exe, my notebook does that !

I had re-installed the win 7 2 times again, and now it seems like the taskbar freeze at sratup, so when had had started the task-manager 1 time it works all ok ! That is quite strange !Any have a brilliant idea about what is wrong ! My computer is an acer stationary, 2 gb ram. Intel core duo e4500 2. 2 ghz. Windows / 32 bit.

Posted On: 2010-06-16 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Taskbar Freezes Immediately On Startup

I have a slightly odd problem and i have run out of ideas to try and fix it i recently completed a clean install of windows 7 to an existing machine which previously had no problems running windows 7. I have made no hardware changes the install is currently a basic one with only the following extra drivers installed - nvidia gfx drivers (the most recent ones) kaspersy av, .net v1. 1 and drivers for the inbuilt sound-card - the rest is pure os following a recent windows update, every-time i start my pc the task bar at bottom freezes.

I can't use any of the buttons or get any response if i mouse over them - however - the rest of the desktop is working fine, and i can double clic any of the desktop icons on my desktop without any problems. This freeze lasts indefinitely - the only way to clear the freeze is to hit ctrl+alt+del.

I don't even need to bring up task manager - once i hit cancel and go back into desktop the taskbar is working fine as normal i have tried everything on the support pages to try and identify the problem, including cold boot, selective services boot, safe mode boot, diagnostic scans via cmd, device removal, installing new drivers, re-installing w7 3 times, minimum services boot
And stopping as many windows updates as i can. I have also checked for any hardware problems (none identified)and updated my board bios (asus m4a77). I have a 900w psu which is more than sufficient for what i am running (peak load for my hardware in 650w max).

I'm fairly certain his isn't a virus or spy-ware issue - i performed a dod wipe on all the hard drives and made a clean install each time. All drives have also been scanned each time and come up clean. I'm putting this down to some windows process which seems to be unique to this machine. I have two other units (lap top and desktop pc) both of which don't display this behavior when running w7 (well apart from all the random "not responding" freezes that seem to be plaguing w7 at present).

Posted On: 2010-05-03 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Slow Startup, No Icons At First, Only Taskbar And Wallpaper

So i just bought new parts for my pc (i7 3770 and 8gb of ram), and everything was running fine at first, but now my pc starts up pretty slow. The desktop comes up but the only thing i see is the wallpaper and the taskbar. The icons come like a minute later coupled with the windows startup sound. I don't have much startup programs as this is a pretty new install.

Posted On: 2012-07-12 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Programs Keep Freezing

Ive seen that a lot of people are having problems with windows 7 constantly freezing up. I have a retail version of the windows 7 and im having that exact problem. I cant believe there is no answer for the problem, but its very aggravating to spend so  much on a computer + a video card and not be able to use them. The ie and firefox constantly freeze up when i try and upload videos, itunes will not play anything even though i reboot the system , and when i try to play any game it freezes as well. If someone can help me tell me what i need to do please!

Posted On: 2010-02-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Update Freezing

I used to have the windows 7 beta. While using it, it constantly gave pointer errors and blue screened after 2-3 min of use. So as soon as it was released, naturally i re-installed it on the laptop. After i installed it, it keeps freezing after about 5-10 min of use for about 15-30 seconds each. While i find this completely annoying it is bearable. Yesterday there was an updated needed to be installed. It kept freezing so a shut-down was impossible. But after awhile i was about to shut down so that the installation of the update could be installed.

My problem is that this was around 8:00 pm last night. I woke up this morning, it was still installing 1 of 2 updates. Now, being 11:15, it is still at 1 of 2 updates with no progress being made it looks like. I'm afraid to force shut it down in this process and loosing my data on the computer. Is there anything that can be done, or corrected for this problem?

Posted On: 2010-01-29 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Internet Keeps Freezing

No matter if i am on internet explorer or mozilla firefox i can hardly get online. I just bought a laptop that came with windows 7 and i can hardly do anything online with it. I keep having to open my task manager and closing my task and reopening my internet just to have it start all over again! I don't have this problem with my home computer that has xp. Should i find a way to take windows 7 off my laptop and put an older version on? This is crazy. I did not pay all this money for a new laptop to not be able to get online.

Posted On: 2010-01-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Random Freezing

I have an acer aspire 6930 with intel core 2 duo (t6400 @ 2. 00 ghz), 4. 00 gb of ram, and win 7 32 bit operating system. Originally had vista on it but upgraded in jan to 7. I am also running avg antivirus on here. It was running fine until around the first of march. Then it started freezing up and you have to do a hard restart to get out of it.

It normally happens when i'm using internet explorer 8 but once it froze up a few minutes after i started it (i had no programs opened at that time). This is getting really annoying, i've tried everything i can think of and a bunch of the stuff in the forum. I play games on facebook but that's the only kind of games.

Posted On: 2010-04-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Bsod - Games Are Crashing, Freezing

Ever since installing windows 7 64 bit several of my games are crashing, freezing and the ever so famous bsod! All my drivers are up to date i am just about ready to make my jump back to xp.

Cpu intel core 2 duo e8400 3. 00 ghz
Ram 8 gb
Motherboard nforce 780i
Video cards geforce 8800 gts running sli

Posted On: 2009-11-23 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Upgraded To Win7, Ie & Other Programs Are Freezing Often

Since i upgraded to windows 7, my ie & other programs are freezing often (1 at a time). With ie, if i click to start a new tab, it will freeze up on me. Once a program freezes on me, it will never come out of that frozen state. I have to use my task manager to end the program. What's going on?  It's quite disruptive to my work.

Posted On: 2009-12-16 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Usb Mouse Randomly Freezing

My microsoft wireless natural ergonomic keyboard and mouse 7000 freeze randomly. Os: windows 7 64-bitdrivers: latest intellipoint intellitypelatest intel chipset drivers for p6x58d premium mobo, and all usb drivers installed. All drivers are up to date. Several other posters here are having the same problem. Their solutions have ranged from:1) disabling usb power management (tried unsuccessful)2) update drivers (done) update windows (done)3) use non usb mouse (not an option)4) dpc latency (checked, no problems)5) uninstall usb root hub drivers, reboot to reinstall (doesn't work) the only think i have left to suspect is that i had to plug in the mouse/keyboard before installing intellipoint/intellitype for the first time.

Since i built the system from scratch, and have no other key/mouse, i needed something to click/press to do the installation of windows, and intellipoint/intellitype. Yes, the instructions on the microsoft set say to install software first. Is this likely the source of the problem? Should i hunt down a ps/2 mouse, reinstall all usb/mouse drivers? Any other suggestions?

Posted On: 2010-06-08 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Flash Player Freezing Problem

I have recently installed windows 7 on my hp pavillion notebook. And started having this problem about 3 weeks after. I will go to a website and the video will freeze and the browser will become unresponsive. When this happens, all programs that run a video (like a game) or windows media player will not respond when open. So i uninstall adobe completely and restart my computer. Reinstall (have used different sources) and restart. I will then be able to view videos (but the problem will return sometimes in a hour some times in a couple of days) and i will have to restart the whole process again. (I have tried clear my cache same problem)

Posted On: 2010-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Cpu Usage High And Freezing

I have the problem of cpu usage high and everytime this happens my laptop completely freezes and i have to press the radio button on my laptop until it shuts down and also i've tried everything that was in the forum in this site like clean boot, startup items, disk clean up, sfc/scannow and most of the stuff. It completely bothers me and it happens a lot when i'm using my laptop, please help me.
My cpu model: intel core 2 due processor t6600 (2. 2 ghz 800 mhz fsb)

Posted On: 2010-04-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Internet Connection Freezing Problem

I have an internet connection problem. I am using an usb adsl modem to connect the internet. Sometimes my internet connection drops, i can not connect to any site. When i look at the network connection shortcut (notification area) on the taskbar, it says there is no internet connection. However, it also shows that adsl is still connected. If i want to cut the connection, it doesn't. And after that i can not access the panel any longer, it simply freezes. Reconnecting the usb modem doesn't help. I have to restart the pc completely.

This was happening in my windows vista laptop, i thought it is a problem by the laptop. But it also happens in my windows 7 desktop. Same usb, different driver, different windows. What can cause such freezing in the internet connection? How can i solve it?

Posted On: 2010-04-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Multiple Programs Randomly Freezing

Have had windows 7 installed on a month old laptop, been having the same issue from the start, but was too lazy to fix it. About 70% of the time everything runs smoothly, but every once in awhile this massive ugly bug happens. Youtube won't load, games won't open, some programs don't open. They all freeze up when they're loading. Youtube freezes up ie, when booting up warcraft 3 i get stuck on the black loading screen. Lots of other programs are affected, too. I have no idea why the bug happens, and it just pops up randomly. Can't even seem to find a cause for it.

However, when this bug isn't happening, none of these problems occure. I can't seem to find any relationship between the problems other than they all freeze at the loading screen. Restarting the computer is annoying but usually fixes the problem.

Posted On: 2010-03-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Internet Explorer Keeps Freezing Up In Win 7

When i boot the computer it reaches the welcome screen and then goes black except for the mouse cursor. I have tried going back to a restore point when it worked properly but no success. It seems to have started immediately after ie froze up and i had to force a reboot.

Posted On: 2010-03-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Flash Player And Java Plugins Freezing

I am running windows 7 enterprise on my thinkpad x200t tablet. Running adobe flash player for over 20-30 mins in the full screen mode on a big monitor from chrome/firefox (haven't tried ie) causes cpu spike, causing the computer to freeze. Seems like the plugin container process is the one whose cpu usage goes up in these cases. Similar issues with running java applications for an extended period as well. Restarting the computer delays the next onset of the problem, but it comes back every time. I have all the latest drivers (audio/video) as well as the latest versions of the plug-ins and browsers installed.

Posted On: 2010-08-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Inspiron 580 64-bit Spontaneous Freezing

I have a dell inspiron 580, with an intel core i3 (3. 07ghz) with 8gb of ram. Im using windows 7 home premium with a 64-bit. I've noticed only the last few days (ive had the computer for a month or two) that at random moments (sometimes an hour of two after logging on, sometimes during start-up) it will freeze, and the mouse, and keyboard fail to work. At this point i have to turn the computer of manually. I have no idea what causes this and no idea how to fix it. I've used system restore (and chnged the power settings to 'performance' but it doesn't seem to be helping.

Posted On: 2010-06-20 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Win 7 Startup

I'm running a dell e521 which started life with vista. I upgraded months ago to windows 7. The upgrade went quite smooth. This past week i was performing a system restore to a previous date when during the process the computer rebooted which is normal. I got the dell logo, then the windows 7 start-up screen with the four little revolving lights. Then the computer progressed to the black screen with the cursor in the center and froze at that screen. I have been unable to get past this screen since. I tried rebooting with the windows 7 repair disc but with no success.

I have since bought and installed a new hard-drive and was able to extract most but not all of my files from my external hard-drive. I would like to know if there is a solution to fixing my old drive so that i can retrieve all of my data and perhaps use it as a second drive in my computer. Note; when this problem hard-drive is connected i can't get past this black screen so i cannot access my computer to find a fix.

Posted On: 2010-01-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unmute On Startup

I purchased my laptop with vista on it, with an upgrade to 7 home premium when it was released. I've since installed, but now the system automatically turns the sound on at startup. It never had a problem with vista, and i didn't mind that the very first time i booted into 7

This is particularly annoying when i'm in class and someone sends me a message and the whole class think's i'm talking away. I've had more dirty looks from instructors in the past few months than i can remember.

I know i can go through and disable all the sounds, and switch between sound schemes, but i would rather not bother going through that path 2-3 times a day. How do i get my sound settings to stay where i put them?

Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

No Startup Folder

Recently, i put a program in the startup folder in

C:usersadminappdataroamingmicrosoftwindowsstart menuprogramsstartup

I later decided that i didn't want the program to startup every time i log on, but instead of deleting the program i accidentally deleted the startup folder instead. The folder is no longer in the recycling bin. Does anyone have any idea of how to replace my startup folder because i would really like to put some programs in there.

I've tried using task scheduler, but didn't find it to be very effective. What i really need is a new startup folder.

Posted On: 2010-05-08 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Freezes On Startup

I have a computer that is one day old and will not start up (windows 7 home premium 64 bit). It will freeze at "windows starting. " It will freeze under safe mode at the classpnp.sys file. I have attempted to boot from a recovery dvd and it will not not not boot from it and freeze, and the bios settings are set to boot from the optical drive 1st. It will freeze when i try to enter the repair console.

I am out of ideas as to what to do, and i can find no answers online.

The comlete story is as follows: i was installing various programs fine (office, symantec, turbotax 04-09, etc). After installing adobe photoshop, the os "freaked out. "  I have no other way to describe it. Various components of the screen starting flickering (not the entire screen, but certain parts of programs). The touchpad became unresponsive, jerky, and seemed to click on its own. The computer began a shutdown sequence - because updates had queued, those began installing once the os logged off. Upon power on, i made it to the welcome screen. Each time, the touchpad was unresponsive, and the keyboard seemed to have its own inputs, because it would freeze and lock me out of the system.

After a few cold shutdowns, the touchpad and keyboard stopped acting weird (i know this sounds crazy, but i swear its true), and i was able to log in. I created the recovery dvds using the vaio console, uninstalled photoshop, and did a system restore to before the photoshop installation. The computer shut down, but has never been able to completely boot into the windows welcome screen.

Posted On: 2010-03-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Startup Faliure

On june 23, 2010, my computer received an auto-update from microsoft. I believe that that my computer restarted once after the update, but since then, it fails to start up at all. The computer does not usually get as far as providing me with the repair screen options, but occasionally does. Those efforts were unsuccessful. I have even tried making the repair using the os software disc. However, that was not successful. Usually, i end up with a completely black screen. Dditionally, i tried to restore the computer to three prior periods, but each attempt has failed. I received the following information after the failed repair efforts:

Problem event name: startup repair offline problem signature 01: 6. 1. 7600. 16385 problem signature 02: 6. 1. 7600. 16385 problem signature 03: unknown problem signature 04: 21201010 problem signature 05: auto failure problem signature 06: 4 problem signature 07: bad patch os version: 6. 1. 7600. 2. 0. 0. 256. 1 local id: 1033

I'm guessing that i got dinged in the update that was downloaded. Regardless, i just want to get my computer back up and working. Any suggestions on how to fix this? Yes, i have disconnected all of the external devices and still have made no progress with this problem.

Posted On: 2010-06-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Startup Programs In Win 7

Docked vs. Undocked hardware profiles. As we all know in xp i could have programs like outlook and response point load on startup when i am docked at the office. But at home where i did not need outlook and response point to load at startup they would not because they i was undocked and they were not in the startup up folder for undocked. I am aware that this hardware profiles are no longer an option in 7. But is there a was to have some programs startup when i am at the office and not when i am at home?

Posted On: 2009-10-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Get A Program Run On Startup?

Win 7 home premium i'd like to get a temperature utility program such as realtemp or core temp running on startup.core temp has a setting to have it run on startup, but it doesn't. (Neither of these are installed programs, but standalone .exe files that i run with a shortcut. )I've tried placing a short cut for either program into the startup folder but still have to start either one up manually. If i run system configuration, with either shortcut in the startup folder, it shows it being set for running on startup, but it doesn't run.    

Posted On: 2010-05-29 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Startup Programs Not Starting

Have just moved a few pc's at home to windows 7 (one ultimate and the others home premium) and am having problems with startup programs not starting. The programs are all in msconfig as startup items but when i log in they don't start. All of the users are administrators but the only way to get them to start is via the start menu. When i do start them it comes up with the warning about do you want the following program make changes to your computer. Is there anyway to make these programs run at startup?

Posted On: 2010-03-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Unable To Startup - Error 1a

Problem signature

Files that help describe the problem (some files may no longer be available)

Extra information about the problem

Bccode: 1a
Bcp1: 0000000000005003
Bcp2: fffff78000001000
Bcp3: 0000000000000aac
Bcp4: 00000b1200000058
Os version: 6_0_6002
Service pack: 2_0
Product: 768_1
Server information: ab92a3ab-4a1c-4fd3-b956-874f9adccbfd
View a temporary copy of these files

If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.

Problem event name: bluescreen
Os version: 6. 0. 6002. 2. 2. 0. 768. 3
Locale id: 1033

Posted On: 2010-06-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Black Screen At Startup

Bsod? With cursor? Updated my pc to windows 7 after vista gave me the true bsod a long time ago. I couldn't make a connection to my network's router. I restarted my pc using start->shut down when i pressed the power button, startup was same as usual. Until it got stuck on the black screen with cursor. Unable to start in safe mode. F8 will not do anything. Crtl-alt-del shuts my pc down instantly. I'd tell you the specifics of my pc if i thought that would be helpful but i've been running windows 7 since it came out with no problems. It's been over a week at least since i've downloaded anything.

Posted On: 2010-06-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Quicktime Error On Startup

Machine = dell studio running 64 bit windows vista with sp 2. I installed the latest version of quicktime. There was an error at the end of the install, but no error message beyond "windows installer has stopped. " Nothing specific. When i try to run quicktime, i get the "please install apple application support' error. I did some research and found that it was suggested that i re-register the vbscript.dll. I tried this, but got an error code = 0x80004004 message saying the call to the registration server failed. I don't know if this has anything to do with the original problem.

Posted On: 2010-03-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Startup Issue With Upgrades

I purchased a new computer a couple of months ago and have had on-going problems when turning the system on. Windows 7(64bit) was loaded by the supplier. To start with start up repair would loop two ot three times and then be unable to fix the problem, after re-loading and up grading using the disc, i now have the problem that start up repair fixes the problem and all appears ok. On turning off the system, there are always 14 upgrades. Leave the computer for several hours and turn on, start up repair fixes the problem. Shut down and there are 14 upgrades again and so on.

Posted On: 2010-02-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .