XP hangs after desktop image

September 11, 2010 at 00:09:00
Specs: Windows XP, 1GB
Hi all,

My XP system hangs after loading desktop background image.
It doesn't show any icons, status bar not even loades explorer.exe (?)

If use ctrl+alt+del can see task manager but can't initiate any programs.

I tried with safemod also, but same result. :-(
No desktop...

There are only normal process in the process window.

Task manager is the only application comes ....

Please help to resolve it...

Thanks in Advance,

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September 12, 2010 at 22:28:15
Desktop icons missing or corrupted Explorer. Other fixes there as well.
Here's how to fix this issue:
1. CTRL-Alt-Del to bring up Task Manager.
2. Click File | New Task(run).
3. Type regedit in the Run box and click OK.
4. Browse to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
5. Under this key there will be subkeys named explorer.exe and iexplorer.exe. Delete the explorer and iexplorer keys entirely. They should not be listed under the Image File Execution.Options key.
6. Close the Registry Editor.
7. Restart the computer.
Assuming no other viruses / adware / spyware / malware are interfering, the Windows desktop should load fine now.
Demystifying the Windows Registry
Don't Fear the Registry

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