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.
If you have forgotten your Windows password and have previously created a Windows Password Reset Disk, you can use this disk to change your password to a new one. This will allow you to login to Windows again using the new password. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of resetting a Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 password using a Password Reset Disk.
Command line arguments are extra commands you can use when launching a program so that the program's functionality will change. Depending on the program, these arguments can be used to add more features that include specifiying a file that output should be logged to, specifying a default document to launch, or to enable features that may be a bit buggy at the moment.
Twitter offers a Night Mode that causes the site to display darker colors in both the Twitter Mobile app and on Twitter Desktop, which is when you use a desktop browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Android to access Twitter. These darker colors produce less light and thus do not bother other people in the room, are easier on the eyes when viewing Twitter in the dark, and arguably look ...
This tutorial will explain how to open an Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10. You can use this Command Prompt to type commands that will be executed with Administrative privileges.
When using Windows there will ultimately come a time when you need to close a program that is frozen, is malware, or is simply not behaving properly. Unfortunately, sometimes just clicking on the Windows close button does not close a program properly. This guide will teach you how to use the Windows Task Manager to close a program in Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.