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Old 03-27-2007, 11:42 AM   #1
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Default Laptop/windows problem....

Hi, I can launch Windows XP. However, all I get when it's loaded is a screen with my wallpaper.

I can launch programmes from the Ctrl-Alt-Delete; 'Applications' then 'New Task'.

Any assistance would be appreciated...

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Old 03-27-2007, 12:03 PM   #2
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hmm... weird, try ctrl+alt+delete and hit file>run>type "explorer.exe">hit run, that should bring up your taskbar with start, and bring up all icons on your desktop, from here you can troubleshoot
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Have you been messing around with any system files,msconfig,or editing to any critical computer components?
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hmm... weird, try ctrl+alt+delete and hit file>run>type "explorer.exe">hit run, that should bring up your taskbar with start, and bring up all icons on your desktop, from here you can troubleshoot
Hi, did that but nothing happened.

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bring up the Run, and type msconfig and click the Startup button.Maybe someone is doing this to mess with you have no idea.There make sure that all items are selected because maybe someone clicked them all of so it doesn't startup.
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yea check msconfig, also bring ctrl+alt+delete>file>run>type "chkdsk" let that run, if there are any corrupt files, that should fix it
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bring up the Run, and type msconfig and click the Startup button.Maybe someone is doing this to mess with you have no idea.There make sure that all items are selected because maybe someone clicked them all of so it doesn't startup.
Did that and all are ticked.

The only thing I did recently was to do a system restore; I only took it back one day.

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your explorer.exe isnt loading for some reason. can you get into safe mode? the obvious things to check for would be viruses, etc. also check your startup items as suggested above.
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use recovery disk and use the repair make sure all files are working properly.
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your explorer.exe isnt loading for some reason. can you get into safe mode? the obvious things to check for would be viruses, etc. also check your startup items as suggested above.
Safe mode didn't work, as such. However, tried it again and was given the option to do a system restore. Did that and undid last system restore.

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