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Desktop Icons, Taskbar, start button etc GONE!

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#1 fatboy_nel


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Posted 20 September 2005 - 03:05 PM


First time I've posted and hopefully in the right place but I need some help.

About a month ago, after turning on my computer all that was loaded was the Windows wallpaper, nothing else! This is the first real chance of trying to sort the problem..

If I right click nothing happens, I can only start internet explorer etc by doing Ctrl-Alt-Del and clicking on the Task Manager.

I have Norton Internet Security, Spybot - Search and Destroy plus Spyblaster all of which I have ran today and say that my computer is clean.

Any suggestions?



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#2 tyrus


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Posted 20 September 2005 - 05:51 PM

It sounds like explorer.exe is not functioning. If you can browse and get that running in task manager, the interface shell should return. Then I would check out your computer's startup config, and be certain it is listed.

Note: this is not IE Explorer, but Windows Program Manager or Windows Explorer, listed as explorer.exe.

Edited by tyrus, 20 September 2005 - 05:53 PM.

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