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Solved when windows 7 starts up only the wallpaper shows up no shor

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August 17, 2013 at 15:20:51
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, Intel I7 core 2600CPU@3.40Ghz
windows 7 starts up only the wallpaper shows up no shortcut if escape is pressed then it goes to a blank display and alt & escape is pressed the wallpaper will come back. I can boot into safe mode but any restart the same thing happens I only have one monitor and it is identified correctly.

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August 17, 2013 at 16:08:00
Use Safe mode.

how to perform a clean boot in windows 7

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August 18, 2013 at 20:34:31
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Thank you for your concern but it was my fault for not being detailed enough but I had tried that already. I did not help. I have also tried going into the registry and tried removing the explorer.exe file from local machine under windows log on incase I had a faulty or corrupt explorer file, and re-installed a known good file. That did not help.

I then tried to make sure that Windows had identified that I had the correct monitor as thing 1 because I had at one time a 2nd monitor as Thing 2 but the 2nd monitor had been removed for some time. Windows had correctly identified my monitor as Thing 1 since it was the only monitor installed.

Went and did a 100% file scan incase I had picked up a virus somewhere (Highly unlikely since I practice safe surfing, But hey! It never hurts to be sure, one never knows where your partner may have been.) no viruses only somebody eating cookies sitting on top of my tower.

was about to re-write / repair Windows 7, when I remembered that this issue just happened after powering down the computer and moving it 10 feet to a different location with some non tech assistance.

To make a very long night sorter I found that someone helped me by wiring the monitor cable into the computer's mini HDMI video connection after I had already connected the computer's DVI-I video output. My sorry monitor could not decide on which video input to use.

I guess it is my own fault for being lazy and not removing the mini HDMI cable when I removed the Thing 2 monitor. My video card CTX550Ti recognized a monitor on Thing 2 and provided an output for it.

But thanks anyway for your assistance and effort.

I thank you for your willingness to assist someone in need.


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