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Lost desktop and system tray


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#1 jmeans

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 09:11 PM

I am trying to resolve an issue with my Dell laptop. I have lost my desktop and system tray completely. I am able to run programs by using the task manager, but can't get explorer.exe or systray.exe to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for help.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 09:51 PM

Hello probably not malware but a system file issue.
Run SFC

Please run SFC (System File Checker)
Please run System File Checker sfc /scannow... For more information on this tool see How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files

NOTE for Vista/WIN 7 users..The command needs to be run from an Elevated Command Prompt.Click Start, type cmd into the Start/Search box,
right-click cmd.exe in the list above and select 'Run as Administrator'


You will need your operating system CD handy.

Open Windows Task Manager....by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

Then click File.. then New Task(Run)

In the box that opens type sfc /scannow ......There is a space between c and /

Click OK
Let it run and insert the CD when asked.
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 09:46 AM

Is there a way to fix this without the CD? I don't know where it is and I am not even sure the computer came with one. If not, I will look into buying another copy of Windows XP. As long as that will have a good chance of fixing this problem.

Thank you for your help.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:24 PM

Hello, you will only need to borrow one if possible.

You can also try this.
Click on the link below:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Scroll down to #195 and on the Right side side.
Click on "Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar".
Run the application and reboot.
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