Windows Starts - but no desktop icons etc

September 28, 2010 at 03:11:07
Specs: Windows XP
i am running a XP machine.

My computer goes into Windows but no desktop icons appear. I can press CTRL + ALT + Delete and the mouse works

Can somebody help me to load my desktop icons and therefore allow me to use the computer

Within the taskbar I have tried File: New Task run and to find the explorer.exe file

However, it doesnt load. When i try and browse the file, within C: WINDOWS, there is a file called explorer.scf

I try to rename this to .exe but it still doesnt work

What should i do?

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October 27, 2010 at 02:51:57
I have a similar problem and a temporary fix.
When the icons and taskbar didn't load, I restarted my computer and it went to the blue screen requesting a disk check (before going to the desktop). I let it go through that and when it was done, my desktop loaded with everything in place.

Most of the times I start up the computer it will do this, therefor there is alot of restarting and waiting.

I am still looking for a permanent solution, but this works for me for the time being.

Hope this helped.

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October 27, 2010 at 03:33:53
Why not do a system restore back to when it worked properly?
If that doesn't work, why not right click on the desktop and click on show icons?

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