my computer has no start menu

February 8, 2009 at 11:55:07
Specs: Windows XP

my computer has no icons or start menu just the background. I've tried logging in under safe mode but even in that there is only a black screen with safe mode written in all four corners. I can do some things under task manager but cannot access my control panel. PLEASE HELP!!!!
p.s. I have nothing that has explorer.exe in my tasks is that the problem? and if it is how do i fix it. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!

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February 8, 2009 at 12:00:48
At top of that page read how to use a VBS file.
Then go to line 195, at the right side.

Taskbar and Icons missing:

Try this:
(Original Message, and Response Number 1 looks like a fix?)

Also try this:
(That one is a special Posting someone made of how he fixed it.)

Another fix is un-quarintene explorer in Spydoctor.

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February 8, 2009 at 12:38:52

Thanks but none of these worked. As far as the task manager goes i have seven things running under svchost.exe what is this do you know? thanks for the help

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February 8, 2009 at 12:41:21

To find out what each Startup(or Process) item
does or means, and any recommendation as to if you should close the process:
Task List Programs
The Process Library

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February 8, 2009 at 12:47:32

Also try,
In Task Manager, click Applications tab,
then click 'New Task...' button,
then type

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February 8, 2009 at 13:29:55

I tried that but it doesn't come up i have no explorer.exe it says that the file could not be found.

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February 9, 2009 at 04:43:06

Appears you will have to do a Repair of XP ----
How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP

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February 10, 2009 at 17:38:04

hey thanks for all the help i ended up having to do a complete repair losing alot of my files but in the end it was worth it. Thanks again though for the advice!!!

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