after start no any icon, start menu, task bar

July 17, 2011 at 04:55:19
Specs: Windows XP
after start and logging appears only wallpaper without any icon, start menu, task bar. Mouse is working. CTRL,ALT, DELETE not functionig. I can enter safe mode. Last time when AVAST scan a USB FLASH found infected items. One could not move to chest and I deleted it. What can I do else to solve the problem. Many thanks for any halp.

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July 17, 2011 at 06:52:07
First thing to try is a System Restore - restart in safe mode & when asked if you want to continue in safe mode you select 'no' to start System Restore.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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July 17, 2011 at 06:59:08
Enter safe mode, click start button > run and type msconfig > start up tab and untick all the items and start using normal mode.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.

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July 17, 2011 at 20:13:36
Can you access Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc? If so, look in the Process tab for explorer.exe If it's there, end that process. On the Application tab, click New Task and type in explorer.exe Explorer (not confused with Internet Explorer) is the desktop shell. With that process started, your Taskbar and Desktop icons should appear like normal.

Whenever you detect malware, you should run a full system scan. If you still can't get regular boot to work right, boot in Safe Mode and perform your scan. If you don't have the latest program update and malware definitions, boot in Safe Mode w/ Networking instead, then do a full scan.

Since no program is perfect, I recommend you download and install Malwarebytes Free ( and use it regularly along with Avira. The free version of Malwarebytes is an on-demand scanner, so it only scans when you tell it to and it won't conflict with your real-time Avira.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.

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