need help asap with empty Windows desktop

July 16, 2011 at 11:35:03
Specs: Windows Vista
no desktop can only start task manager... no start menu or task bar... help????

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July 16, 2011 at 12:46:55
Posting in the wrong forum. Post in the Windows Vista forum.

iMac G5 1.8GHz "Hero" PowerPC
2 x 1GB DDR PC3200 SDRAM
160GB WDC WD1600JD-40GBB2
Mac OS X Leopard Version 10.5.8

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July 17, 2011 at 09:51:01
Might boot to vista dvd and try repair tools.

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July 17, 2011 at 19:55:44
Within Task Manager, locate explorer.exe (which is the desktop shell) and end that process. On the Applications tab, click New Task and start up explorer.exe Your Start Menu and Desktop icons should all appear again. Let us know if it fails or if you routinely resort to manually starting the Explorer process.

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