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Old 01-31-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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Question no icon on desktop

When I open my pc it shows only the wallpaper and no icon, taskbar and nothing I can do with it. os -win xp. plz help me out

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Old 01-31-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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2 ideas come to mind. First your explorer.exe isn't running properly (which is what displays all the parts of the Windows Interface). Or your icons and taskbar have been set to 'hidden' mode.

Are you able to right-click on your desktop? If so right click>Arrange Icon By>Make sure there is a 'check' by 'Show Desktop Icons'. If this brings them back move your mouse along all 4 edges of the screen to see if the taskbar pops up anywhere.

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Try ctrl-alt-del>choose Task Manager>File>NewTask>type in explorer.exe and see if that brings the stuff back.

Let us know the results.
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That can be any malware app.
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Press Ctrl+alt+del and press task manager. If your using windows xp it may automatically come up. Click file, new task and find explorer.exe and it should work. Just search your computer for explorer.exe.
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