Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A85-S107 Notebook ?

Satellite A85 running XP Home...boots to desktop theme, but no icons, start button, or taskbar Don't want to use my Restore disk as it will erase the HDD and I'll lose everything. Suggestions?


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Try booting to the Safe mode; this will load Win but with minimal junk loaded.\015\012You can access the menu to choose boot mode by turning on power and immediately start tapping the F8 (sometimes F5 instead) key.\015\012You should get a short text menu with the possibilities listed.\015\012If you can make it that far, open the Start menu, choose 'Run.'\015\012Enter:\015\012
\015\012rstrui.exe \015\012
\015\012click 'OK.'\015\012
\015\012This starts the restore routine and, if you haven't had it turned off, you can restore your system back to a calendar date (not too recent, choose a couple of days back) when it was still working.\015\012
\015\012You will lose no work other than Win and AV updates that have occurred since that date.\015\012
\015\012This will often make everything OK again; with the reminder that it IS Windows. \015\012
\015\012Good luck-
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