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Windows XP, lost all my icons and the menu bar with the start button


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#1 THinSTL

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:58 PM

I have windows XP and after I used appwiz to uninstall a few programs that I thought were innocuous, Windows XP starts but when I log in nothing shows up on my screen other than the background; no icons and not even the bar at the botton with the start button. How do I fix this? I can open the task manager with ctr/alt/del.

 

I tried booting in safe mode and as logging on as the administrator. I can't start explorer from Task Manager.  Nothing worked. My system make is dell dimension 3100; XP version is home edition with service pck 3. I don't have an installation disc. My antivirous software is AVG.

 

When I type explorer.exe in the new task (run) box in the windows task manager, the menu bar at the bottom of the screen with the start button flashes very briefy (like a 1/4 of the second.

 

Could this be malware?

 

 



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#2 Condobloke

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:10 PM

Do you have a System Restore point ??

 

Start>>>All programs>>Acessories>.system tools>> system restore.,

>Restore my computer top an earlier time

 

This time should prior to your uninstalling programs

Follow the prompts.

 

Any change ??


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:22 PM

No, I don't have a restore point that is dated before the problem started.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:29 PM

Open My Computer.

 

Go to Tools>>Folder Options>>View.

 

Under "Hidden Files and Folders", uncheck "Launch folder windows in a separate process".

 

Reboot and see if this takes care of your problem.


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:37 PM

if it happens to be already unchecked.....check it, and then restart......


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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