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#1 vo0d0o

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 04:34 PM

i click on my login name, it says Loading settings, then the screen just goes to a blank screen with just my wallpaper showing. You can press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and switch users with WINDOWS+L. So it doesn't freeze. I tried ending and re starting explorer.exe, and still it did not work. Please help me, thanks.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 05:06 PM

-dax,

It's never happened to me, so all I can do is tell you the first thing I would try if it ever did happen to me. I assume you can see your mouse cursor. Right click somewhere on the desktop and click properties. Go through each of the options and make sure they are all as you remember setting them. It is possible to tell your desktop to display using parameters which WON'T display due to your monitor or video driver. Maybe switch to 600x400 or something just to see what the results are.

As I look this post over it reads pretty simplistically, but if it was me, I'd be desperate enough to try it.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 08:38 PM

:thumbsup: to BC vo0d0o,

This may be due just to a corrupted user profile, in which case see this link to create a new profile and copy your settings into it: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;811151

It could also be due to malware infecting your computer. Even if the new profile fixes your problem you should run these basic tests:

Is your Anti-virus program current and updated? If not you can download a free anti-virus program here (US Link): AVG Free
When you have downloaded and installed it you need to go online to register it and update it. (It will probably prompt you to do this.)
Once you have installed AVG uninstall your old Anti-Virus software because you should only have one running on your system.

Do you have any anti-spyware installed? If not download and update all of the following:Reboot your computer in Safe Mode and run the anti-virus scan and anti-spyware scans there.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode

See if that helps :flowers:

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:19 PM

I am having the same problem

my desktop loads, but no icons or start bar, nothing, cursor yes, buyt nothing to click

what to do?

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:34 PM

Try booting into Safe Mode (F8 as Windows first starts to load). If it works, then there's a driver problem.
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Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:37 PM

no i tried safe mode, i get in, and i just get a the blank, iconless screen again - this time in balck and it says 'safe mode' - still cant't do anythign in it

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 10:05 PM

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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