Windows Vista Desktop freezes at start-up RRS feed

  • Question

  • Basically, last night my computer froze. I reebooted it and logged back into muser account, and 30 secs after starting up the side bar freezes. So I go to right click bottom bar to get task manager, and it never appears. Now my sidebar and bottom bar are frozen. Now, I'll right click the destop and now the whole computer is frozen apart from the mouse. Ctrl + alt + delete doesnt respond.

    After a couple of tries it continues. Starting in safe mode works fine.

    Now after leaving my laptop over night off at stat up an error screen pops up saying:

    Google Desktop Sidebar
    One or more of the following gadget(s) raised an exception and was terminated abnormally:
    Analog clock
    Do you wish to disable the following gadget(s)

    When I clicked yes.. again my computer went on to freeze However, if I don't click anything, the computer runs fine, sort of,(haven't tried to much) but I can get task manager up.

    Something tells me that ONLY my sidebar is causing this, but I do't know why, never had any problems. And I haven't downloaded any different gadgets for it, and only used the ones that came with the laptop.

    So any idesa to this problem?? :/
    Thanks in advance :)

    Any more details needed, please ask
    Saturday, February 6, 2010 11:15 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Have you try clean boot ?


    Start the System Configuration Utility
    Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or provide confirmation.
    Configure Selective Startup options
    In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click Selective Startup on the General tab.
    Click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
    Note The Use Original Boot.ini check box is unavailable.
    Click the Services tab.
    Click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box.
    Click Disable All, and then click OK.
    When you are prompted, click Restart.
    Hope you find the info useful
    Sunday, February 7, 2010 8:52 AM
  • Thanks for this. But I figured it out for myself.
    I just disabled the google taskbar, and enabled the Windows one. No more problems at start up :)
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:26 AM
  • Hi....I have the same problem...this am

    Start button and tray icons frozen....desktop program icons ok....but can't

    even get info Control Panel or Start Menu to do a Reboot.....

    Did do a manual shutdown/startup.....did not help.... 

    Can't get into Control Panel to uninstall any recently installed programs/games

    to see if that helps....

    Can't do a Restore to Previous Time either....


    Is there a Microsoft Windows Patch for Vista to correct this problem???

    Any suggestions greatly appreciated.....

    Sunday, April 8, 2012 12:51 PM