How do i retrieve my desktop icons and taskbar? XP

February 11, 2012 at 20:56:46
Specs: Windows XP SP3
I am using XP on an Acer Aspire One and i have no desktop icons or taskbar. All i have is my wallpaper. When the computer is starting up it says something about an application failed to start because it couldn't find explorer.exe. I have tried to go through the task manager to find explorer.exe and then it says the application has failed to start because iertutil.dll was not found. I can't repair XP as i bought the computer from the shop without a disc. I am hopeful someone out there will know what to do.

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February 11, 2012 at 22:31:56
This some information that I have collected -----
Taskbar and Icons missing:

Try this:
(Original Message, and Response Number 1 looks like a fix?)

Also try this:
(That one is a special Posting someone made of how he fixed it.)

Another fix is un-quarintene explorer in Spydoctor.

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February 12, 2012 at 19:41:50
Thank you Chuck 2. I can't find the program that link one is saying i should look for. And the third one says the file cannot be found on the server. Much appreciated although i think i may have to get someone to look at it for me as im obviously no good with this stuff.

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February 13, 2012 at 13:48:25
explorer.exe isnt running. open task manager with the ctrl alt delete, click file, then new command. type explorer.exe in the box, and volia!

edit: wait, you cant open explorer.exe, well ignore this...

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