Solved Windows 8 laptop opens up without desktop icons

August 11, 2014 at 11:17:16
Specs: Windows 8
only clock, signal strength, and battery icons,only in desktop mode,cant use mouse,need to get it back as i have important work on notebook

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August 11, 2014 at 20:20:19
just tap f8 on bootup and select safe mode...it should then rebuild your icons, then reboot normally.

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#2
August 11, 2014 at 21:40:45
How long do you let it sit that way before rebooting or shutting it off?

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#3
August 12, 2014 at 09:48:00
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Tapping F8 isn't the way into Safe Mode on Win 8. See this:
http://www.howtogeek.com/107511/how...

Note the various new options there for fixing general issues.

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