system starts but will not display desktop?

November 11, 2019 at 05:20:02
Specs: Windows 10
When I start up, system appears normal, enter my password, and it loads but it then shows background for desktop but no task icons . can not do anything?

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November 11, 2019 at 05:30:58
Can you boot into Safe mode?

Start your PC in safe mode in Windows 10
7 ways to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10

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November 11, 2019 at 07:24:09
What happens if you right click on the desktop, anything?

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November 11, 2019 at 16:47:58
..... Or simply restarting it. Often overlooked but many, many times apparent big problems are easily solved by restarting it. On Windows 10, this is especially true as long as you use the 'Restart' feature instead of shutting down and starting again. When simply starting Windows 10 it tries to hold onto your last states and reopen the system as if you had only put it to sleep. Restarting clears this out for a fresh start.

Another option (if the above does not work), hold power button down until it shuts down. Unplug the machine (and remove the main battery if it is a laptop), press the power button 4 or 5 times. (put the battery back in), plug it in, and try starting it again. This completely discharges all capacitors internally and clears many things out of memory better so 'stuck' errors are gone.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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November 11, 2019 at 23:06:24
Looks like your "explorer.exe" is corrupt. Can you see this process in task-manager (details tab) ?
(do cntl+alt+del and select TASK MANAGER)

Try to start from File > New task.> enter: explorer.exe
Any clues in the event viewer?
If you can't get the process running try a repair :

Try to start from File > New task.> enter: cmd (check the box for admin privileges)
In the command window enter: sfc /scannow

More on system files repair:

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November 12, 2019 at 06:46:03
I agree with sluc, most likely an issue with explorer.exe

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