Good morning everybody, I'm just a newbie and I subscribed this forum in hope to find some help. First of all, I hope that this thread is the right one:I made some researches and I did not find anything about my problem, so I'm posting here. Hope that won't be banned immediately !!
Well, to the topic,now. I have a notebook HP (mod.nx 6160 Compaq 40 Gb ) Win XP Home onboard. The other day I downloaded service pack number 3. After rebooting, all the desktop icons had disappeared : yes, I can only see the "green green hills of XP", no Start, no Bar. I took some acrions:
1-Right click on the desktop to force icons to be shown. No way. The cursor turns to sandclock and returns arrow. Nothing happens.
2-I opened Task Manager ( the only thing I can do) and looked at the processes running: I noticed the missing of "explorer.exe", so ..well, File > Execute > explorer.exe. Answer: " Explorer .exe is not a valid app of Wim32". ( or something similar).
3- Always via TaskMgr," regedit" and then ...well, I was afraid to "interfere". I hoped to find some error ..waving at me telling ne: hey, I'm the error, come and take me away ! - but it doesn't work like this...
4- entered Safe Mode to see if things were different: no, no icons. Gone with the wind.
5-downloaded smitfraudfix.exe and doesn't work. Comes a message saying a file's missing and smitfraud remover doesn't work.
What is puzzling me is that -via TaskMgr- I can see the folder "Desktop" and into that, alla of my previous icons...and of course, Cut/Copy/Paste is another flop.
Now I don't know what to do: shall I use some "rescue/recovery cd"? I'm somewhat convinced that SP3 has caused something wrong to my pc. Maybe I'm wrong, but...you never know !
Sorry for not cutting a long story short, but...anybody can please lend a hand to an italian in despair (=me) ??
Thanks in advance, chums !