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Thread: Taskbar, Start Menu, Desktop Icons, & R-Click all Missing

  1. #1
    Lynne Guest

    Taskbar, Start Menu, Desktop Icons, & R-Click all Missing

    Hi,

    Twice now, I've tried to install a game I've used on at least five different
    computers (with XP) onto my new Dell XPS 410 with Vista Home Premium only to
    reach a point where there is an error in the install and suddenly my Taskbar,
    Start Menu, Desktop Icons are all Missing and I cannot right-click anywhere
    on the desktop. This is a brand new machine on which I'd done updates, and
    then the install. The first time this happened, tried system restore, then
    finally re-installed Vista entirely. After reinstalling, I uninstalled a few
    things (like AOL & Earthlink related apps), updated, then tried the game
    install again with the exact same results.

    This is so frustrating that I'm considering just installing XP on this brand
    new machine.

  2. #2
    Paul Smith Guest

    Re: Taskbar, Start Menu, Desktop Icons, & R-Click all Missing

    And the name of the game is?

  3. #3
    Lynne Guest

    Re: Taskbar, Start Menu, Desktop Icons, & R-Click all Missing

    I'm sorry I didn't mention that. It's Anarchy Online.

  4. #4
    Adam W. Guest

    RE: Taskbar, Start Menu, Desktop Icons, & R-Click all Missing

    Ugh. Sorry about that last post.

    Anyway, the only solutions/suggestions I found with AO is to try to install
    it in another directory with Administrative Privilages. This has seemed to
    work for people up to patch 17.2, where it seems to work/not work depending
    on the user. Give that a shot and see what develops.

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