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#1 tonytv

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 09:44 PM

I desperately need help.

I bought a HP netbook a few months ago. It has NO CD drive, and the place I bought it installed all the programs, including Windows XP as the operating system.

Iíve used it without any problems for the past few months, as it is not even six month old. I worked on stuff today, and then shut down the netbook to take a break. When I booted it back up, all of the icons were GONE and the lower nav bar GONE!

There was only the blue screen you get with windows XP, and the cursor. When I click the cursor right or left, nothing happens. I can only move the cursor around.

I really depend on this netbook to make money, and I donít have any money to take it in for repairs. I'm completely broke.

Please, please help me. Thanks

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 09:54 PM

Sorry about that.. Wasnt thinking.

Goto task manager -> file -> run -> type in explorer.exe and click ok.

tell me if this works.

Edited by Newb4Life, 17 December 2009 - 09:55 PM.


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#3 tonytv

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 12:21 AM

I did that and it brings up My Documents. Now what do I do? And can anyone instruct me on how to get my bottom taskbar back up?

Edited by tonytv, 18 December 2009 - 02:41 PM.


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Posted 18 December 2009 - 05:50 PM

Is it perhaps still there but hidden?

Have you tried clicking and dragging to pull it back up?

When you ran explorer.exe was it included in the processes list?


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Posted 18 December 2009 - 06:20 PM

If the Taskbar is hidden, unhide it from here:

Start > Settings > Taskbar and Start Menu > Uncheck "Auto-Hide Taskbar" and Check "Lock Taskbar"

For the Desktop Icons:

Right-Click on the desktop or Press the "Application Key" > Arrange Icons By > Select/Check " Show Desktop Icons"

Edited by ReviverSoft, 18 December 2009 - 06:22 PM.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 06:29 PM

"Have you tried clicking and dragging to pull it back up?"

There is nothing to click and drag, because it is not there.

"When you ran explorer.exe was it included in the processes list?"

No, only the 'My Documents' window popped up.

'For the Desktop Icons:

Right-Click...'

Can't right click or left click, as the cursor has an hourglass constantly hovering next to it.

'If the Taskbar is hidden, unhide it from here:

Start...

There is no start, as there is no taskbar to get the start.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 06:38 PM

'For the Desktop Icons:

Right-Click...'

Can't right click or left click, as the cursor has an hourglass constantly hovering next to it.

'If the Taskbar is hidden, unhide it from here:

Start...

There is no start, as there is no taskbar to get the start.


First one, use the Application key (Beside the right ALT key).
Second one, use the Windows key (Beside the left ALT key).

Edited by ReviverSoft, 18 December 2009 - 06:39 PM.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 06:40 PM

Tried both keys, nothing happened.

But I was googling some info about my situation, and stumbled upon something someone else had tried who was in my shoes. She apparently had (as I do as well) something called Roxio Back on track. I tried it and Viloa! It worked!

Thanks to everyone who tried to help me!

Roxio Back on Track, what a program and I didn't even know I had it!

Edited by tonytv, 18 December 2009 - 06:57 PM.


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Posted 18 December 2009 - 07:19 PM

Good to hear!
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