Can't see icons on desktop!!!!!

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May 19, 2012 at 06:56:49
Specs: Windows XP
I have been trying to solve the problem but to no avail. I can't see the icons on my desktop not in my START menu. I try to right click on the desktop and nothing appears. I can only see the desktop if I open the desktop menu which I did because I inserted a disk and that came up with the desktop and other icons on that pop up. I cannot drag things to my desktop either. Is there anything I can do? Thanks

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#1
May 19, 2012 at 07:04:35
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL and start TaskManager.
In the process list, search for explorer.exe.
If it's not there, click on File / New Task and type in explorer.exe and click ok.

See what happens.


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#2
May 19, 2012 at 07:13:25
It has the explorer.exe in the taskmanager,do I click end process? there is no OK button

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#3
May 19, 2012 at 07:18:26
Try to end the process, then, from the menu click File / New task and type in explorer.exe, to start a new explorer, which provides the desktop.

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#4
May 19, 2012 at 09:53:18
Ran new task with explorer.exe... nothing, what can I try next?

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#5
May 19, 2012 at 10:21:53
Try to start windows in safe mode and check, whether you get a desktop.
If so, create a new user in safe mode, restart computer in normal mode and login as the newly created user.


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#6
May 20, 2012 at 12:55:31
If none of this works then do a System Restore back to a date when things were OK.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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