Blank desktop no icons at all

June 4, 2009 at 21:45:38
Specs: Windows XP
So my desktop is blank all the time, I can't right or left click on it or make a box on it by left clicking and dragging.
The desktop has no icons just the picture for the background.

I have to use windows task manager to browse my computer to get to anything.
It happened after doing a virus scan with some doctor virus scan program.

I can't play any pc games on my computer because of it.

Have any ideas or something so I can have a desktop again?


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#1
June 5, 2009 at 01:07:36
iSystem, restore to a time prior? Sounds to me like your 'cleaner' deleted something critical.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
June 5, 2009 at 06:41:45
Ive restored a few times still nothing,
Deleted something critical? How would I find out what I'm missing for the desktop to work?

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#3
June 5, 2009 at 07:15:37
iSystem, Go to the link below and scroll down to line 195(right column) and download the "Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar" .vbs file. Save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double
click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done. Restart your computer.

"NOTE: If your anti-virus software warns you of a "malicious" script, this is normal if you have "Script Safe" or similar technology enabled. These scripts are not malicious, but they do make changes to the System Registry".

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...

It may correct the problem and it's worth a try.

Tufenuf


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