no icons, no taskbar

December 12, 2012 at 10:37:32
Specs: Windows XP
I have no icons, no desktop, only wallpaper. Right click does nothing. I can hit ctrl/alt del & ctrl/shift/esc and could not get the task manager
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#1
December 12, 2012 at 12:19:51
Hi,

Try booting the system in Safe Mode and let me know if system works fine in it or not.

Thanks & Regards
Debbie B
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#2
December 12, 2012 at 13:48:04
Explorer is responsible for showing icons and task bar and my guess is startup item(s) or a service is preventing explorer to start.
Enter safe mode then Start > Run and type msconfig then hit OK.
Go to services tab and tick hide all Microsoft services and untick all the services listed then startup tab and untick all the items. Click Apply then OK and start the system in normal mode.

If it works start by enabling two startup and services at once until u found the one responsible, every-time u enable the services and startup items restart the system.

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#3
December 14, 2012 at 08:56:09
In safe mode the same nothing, on corners of the screen safe mode , nothing else ... mouse two buttons no response & key board also all keys

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