icons missing and ctrl+alt+del

April 10, 2009 at 01:36:22
Specs: Windows XP
PLEASE im begging for help..can somebody tell me how to make the icons return in my desktop because the icond in my desktop are missing.i can even right-click in the blank desktop. the only thing that i can see in my desktop is the wallpaper. and i can even see the start menu..i can only open the windows task manager and in order to run a program, i click the "new task" in the windows task manager..its really hard to deal with this problem.. although i can open the net, i cant also find the other programs in my pc..so PLEASE help me....THANK YOU SO MUCH..........

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#1
April 10, 2009 at 02:43:14
Open a New Task box and copy the following line into it:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore
Click OK to open an explorer window of the restore folder.
Then doubleclick rstrui.exe to start system restore.

Restore to a point before your problem began.

Has saved me a number of times when desktop settings messed up.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#2
April 10, 2009 at 03:43:22
In the "new task" in the windows task manager, do
explorer.exe
That should bring back all.

Then do this ----
This page has alot of XP fixes
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...
Some require the download of a VBS file.
So, read at the top of that page--
"How to use the VBS files"

Then go to line 195, then click item in right hand column.


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#3
April 17, 2009 at 11:48:27
Hello All,
I am having a similar problem. I just "repaired" my windows XP installation due to a ntldr missing error. After the install it hung on actually getting to the logon window. Hard restart, then when I log in normally it warns me that I must immediatly register it otherwise I cannot log on. So I agree and login. Then nothing. I see my wallpaper and a curser. No icons, no start bar, no right click, and no ctrl-alt-del option. I see that the hard drive is doing something but I have no control.
If I start in safe mode everything looks the way it did previous to the "repair", except for the fact that I cant register in safe mode. Any help or advice would be very appriciated.

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#4
April 17, 2009 at 12:40:22
byronicon2,

No two problems by two people are alike. The best way to get help is by starting your own thread.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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