When using Windows, under certain circumstances the Windows Desktop will not be shown. When this happens, when you login to Windows instead of seeing the desktop, start menu, or your normal icons, you are shown a blank screen instead.
This type of behavior is usually caused by malware or misconfigured programs that block the Explorer.exe process from executing. Since the explorer process cannot be launched, the Windows desktop is not displayed when you login.
The guide below will walk you through restoring the Windows desktop when it is not visible.
We now need to click on the More details option, as indicated by the arrow above, in order to give us the ability to launch a task.
At this screen click on the Run new task to open a create new task dialog box as shown above.
Your desktop and start menu will now be visible and you can begin diagnosing what caused it to not appear.
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