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#1 insideart


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Posted 28 September 2007 - 03:24 AM

Hi-am new to all of this, so please bear with me... I am online online right now Only because I opened Task Manager to open Internet Explorer. As long as I don't click off the Internet, I'm fine-but if I do-I have NO desktop coming up at all, and cannot access the rest of my PC. Does anyone have any advice? ANY help would be Tremendously Appreciated! Thank you all SO much!
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 03:29 AM

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner.

Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar - #195 on the right.

Right click on it and save the .vbs file to your hard drive. Then, double click on the file run the script. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.

With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 05:42 PM

If nothing is coming up then open the Task Manager then click "File" and then click on "New Task (Run...)" Then type in the run window "explorer.exe" (without the quotations) and then your desktop should load. Then if it does, restart your computer and see if the problem happens again. If your desktop still won't load then just do the "explorer.exe" in the task manager run window as an alternative to the problem untill it is fixed.

(I experience this problem rarely and I find that doing the procedure above works for me and that after a restart the problem is gone)

Hope this helped!

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 06:04 AM

Try booting your PC in safe mode with command prompt.

Type sfc /scannow in command prompt, to see if windows can restore the explorer.

I read in another forum deleting...
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\explorer.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\iexplorer.exe

May fix the issue.
Always backup your registry before going into it

Also this issue could be related to spyware, according to this, which bring us back to deleting the registry values.


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