Solved Windows 7 starts up with a blank desktop

August 13, 2012 at 08:18:21
Specs: Windows 7
The wallpaper, icons and tool bar are gone after booting up and going in normally. Now I am only able to work in safe mode out of the administrators account at this point. I have ran Malwarebytes with only 2 problems....fixed. Nothing in the antivirus comes up.

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August 14, 2012 at 16:50:05
Thank you sooo much everyone. What I found out my problem is and this may help others, it was BitTorrent and uTorrent. There were several errors in the music downloads. Once I deleted them life was good.


#1
August 13, 2012 at 09:24:25
Try system restore point to a time when it worked.

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#2
August 13, 2012 at 12:04:29
There is no system restore points.

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#3
August 13, 2012 at 14:46:42
Thank you Jefro. I have tried doing repairs through the safe mode and seems that you can't when in that mode. Any ideas? Thank you

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#4
August 13, 2012 at 15:50:05
Boot to any (almost) windows 7 dvd and use it's repair features.

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#5
August 13, 2012 at 17:32:05
I wish I had the dvd. I tried the chkdsk command from the safe mode with prompts and that did not fix it. When I other ways of finding and fixing the problem from on line for some reason in safe mode it won't allow me. I don't know what else to do.

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#6
August 14, 2012 at 06:55:45
If I understand correctly, Safe Mode works. This means your gfx drivers are all messed up or resolution setting has gone haywire. Check it. You cannot go online, either. LAN drivers are kaput. Under admin account in safe mode, create another user account with admin privileges and boot to it.

Hope this helps.

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#7
August 14, 2012 at 08:24:31
I've had this before:

1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc
2. Once in Windows Task Manager, open the file menu and select "New Task (Run...)"
3. In the "open" field, type "explorer" or "explorer.exe"
4. Your desktop icons, taskbar and wallpaper will come up.
5. Open the start menu.
6. Click on "All Programs"
7. Find the folder "Startup" and right-click on it.
8. Select "Open"
9. When the folder window pops up, right-click and hover over "New -> Shortcut"
10. In the field type "explorer" or "explorer.exe"
11. Click "Finish" at the bottom of the window.
12. Close everything, remembering to save your work, and do a restart.

Malwarebytes did not find anything because this is not a result of a virus.


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August 14, 2012 at 16:50:05
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Thank you sooo much everyone. What I found out my problem is and this may help others, it was BitTorrent and uTorrent. There were several errors in the music downloads. Once I deleted them life was good.

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