Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


No desktop Icons, nothing works in normal and safe mode

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 helidead09


  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • Local time:07:21 AM

Posted 13 August 2009 - 01:39 PM

Hello all and thank you for taking the time to read and/or answer this question.

I've seen a few other topics like mine, but nothing that is the same. Here's what is going on: My friends computer has a virus, windows antivirus pro, and this virus has removed all items from the visible computer desktop. It loads the background and nothing else. No icons, no start menu, nothing. I CAN Ctrl + Alt + Del into task manager, HOWEVER, it won't let me run any programs through it. It says something like: This program failed to initialize, try reinstalling if the problem persists. If I boot into Safe Mode, the same thing happens. Can't see anything besides a black screen, I can open task manager, but I can't run any programs from it. Please help. My friend lost the Windows XP disk, so we can't reinstall. Thank you for your time and help.



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 Orange Blossom

Orange Blossom

    OBleepin Investigator

  • Moderator
  • 37,046 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Bloomington, IN
  • Local time:06:21 AM

Posted 13 August 2009 - 02:33 PM

I am moving this topic to the Am I Infected forum from the Windows XP forum. ~ OB
Help us help you. If HelpBot replies, you MUST follow step 1 in its reply so we know you need help.

Orange Blossom

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

SpywareBlaster, WinPatrol Plus, ESET Internet Security, NoScript Firefox ext.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users