I have read similar topics on the board, but I have recently come across a real peculiar fault this time.
I can be surfing away quite happily, when for no apparent reason all my desktop icons and taskbar will suddenly disappear, leaving me with just the desktop picture, and the cursor.
The only way I can get things going again, is to kill explorer.exe in the task manager.
What I find unusual at this point, is that explorer.exe has been using anything up to 190m of cpu, which seems rather a lot. However, I then run explorer.exe again from the task manager and everything comes back, but sometimes when this disappearing act happens, explorer.exe has disappeared from the task manager completely.
I have run a full virus scan using Avast antivirus, and a full error check, but apart from a couple of minor trojans which have been removed, the problem still persists.
I am afraid I have no idea where this pest could have come from, as I am not the only user.
I am running XP home with service pack 2
I would be extremely grateful for any advice on this one
Edited by david666, 08 January 2008 - 05:57 PM.