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Missing Toolbar And Desktop Icons

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#1 bowserjr


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Posted 06 October 2007 - 09:23 AM

Could really use some help on this. I tried searching if anyone else had this problem so if it's out there, if someone could redirect me to the topic where it is already covered that would be great too. I am running windows xp pro. I have tried running super anitspyware, spybot search and destroy, ad aware and nod 32. When I boot up in safe mode everything comes up fine, however when I boot up in normal mode all my dekstop icons and toolbar won't comeup and all I see is my background. All I can do is a ctl+alt+del to get a run cmd going and run a program from there. Any ideas on what is hosing my pc from letting the desktop icons and toolbar load?
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 01:08 PM

First try to pull up the start menu (which in turn, will pull up the task bar) by pressing Ctrl+Esc. If the task bar comes up, right click on an empty space on the Taskbar and click on "Properties" . Under the "Taskbar" tab, make sure "Lock the task bar" is checked, and "Auto hide the taskbar" is unchecked. Hope this works.
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 01:15 PM

You might try looking at this Microsoft KB article regarding Your Desktop Icons Are Missing in Windows XP.

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#4 bowserjr

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 09:47 AM

Sorry, I wish it was that simple as a hidden toolbar and right click to show desktop icons. This is something more serious that is affecting the registry I believe. I looked up a couple articles on it, thought it might be a sysu.exe virus running in the backgroung but that's not it either. Any other ideas?

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 10:30 AM

Try this:
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