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#1 Thomas61

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:52 AM

After a restart from an unexpected shutdown that gave me the blue screen of death, my desktop is missing all of its shortcuts with the icons including the recycle bin. Right clicking on a programs exe. file and having it send a shortcut to the desktop doesn't restore the shortcut icon. So, my desktop is simply blank.

Thanks in advance for any advice on this matter.

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Thomas

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#2 amstadaM

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:41 PM

Try these steps.


1. Right click the desktop
2. Select View ~> Show Desktop Icon
3. Make sure the option is checked


Did you install any new software recently?
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#3 Thomas61

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:30 PM

Many thanks amstadaM! Your solution worked like a charm. What happened is when the computer shut down with the BSOD, it switched from showing "desktop ions" to "desktop gadgets." This type of switching during BSOD shutdowns has been a problem with this computer but it has never before affected my desktop. Most commonly, it has changed the drive to boot from. Thanks again.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:54 PM

No worries. Glad everything is working correctly!! :thumbsup:
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