No start menu, no taskbar, no clue

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When I started up my computer it was running funny and finally, after forever, my desktop opened. Unfortunately there was nothing on my screen but icons. The only way I can do anything is through task manager. But I don't know what is wrong or how to fix it. I can't connect to the internet, run scan for viruses or pretty much anything else. I have been looking and found solutions but none have worked. One mentioned something about reinstalling windows but I don't have a CD drive. My computer is an HP mini. Does anyone know what is wrong with my computer? PLEASE HELP! I AM DESPERATE!


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Hello,

Your system is no doubt infected.

For a start, please try this:

Please follow these steps:

reboot your computer in the Safe mode with command prompt.

Once Windows loaded, command prompt (black window) opens. Type notepad and press Enter.

A notepad window opens. Type the following text into notepad:

[Version]
Signature="$Chicago$"
Provider=Myantispyware.com

[DefaultInstall]
AddReg=regsec

[regsec]
HKCU, Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System,DisableRegistryTools,0x00000020,0
HKLM, Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon,Shell,0x00000020,"Explorer.exe"

Save this as fix.inf to your Desktop (remember to select Save as file type: All files in Notepad). Close Notepad.

In the command prompt type Explorer.exe and Press Enter. Windows Explorer opens. Locate the fix.inf, click right button and select Install. Close Windows Explorer.

In the command prompt type shutdown -r and press Enter. Your computer will be rebooted.
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nothing changed. However a pop up from my task bar appeared and it looks like everything is still on my computer just too big for my screen. Is there anyway to store default setting for my screen?
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Sorry Sam,

At a distance it is difficult to help. I just wish you could download a tool to a flash drive and try to run it from there.

The other alternative is to insert your XP disk, reboot and attempt a repair.

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