no desktop and no start menu

August 29, 2009 at 01:21:08
Specs: Windows XP
My Windows XP starts up, but no desktop or start menu comes up. The only thing I can do is ctr-alt-del. Is there any way to get my desktop and start menu back?

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August 29, 2009 at 01:57:16

UK MP's are thieving scumbags.
EU members are worse.

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August 29, 2009 at 03:18:15
Go to Kellys-Korner
and scroll down to Item No. 195 (right column), click on "Restore Desktop Icons and

Install the registry fix, then reboot your computer. See if that gets you going

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September 11, 2009 at 13:10:01
Try following:

1. Select CTL-ALT-DEL and bring up Task Manager.
2. Choose File, New Task (Run).
(Do not includes quotes " " when enter commands)
3. Enter "CMD" and press Enter to open a Command Prompt Window.
4. Enter "CD \" and press Enter.
(This gets you to root directory)
5. Enter "CD \Windows\System32" and press Enter.
6. Enter "REM SHDOCVW.DLL SHDOCVW.OLD" and press Enter.
(Do a Google search on this file, but in short Show Doc View is what allows you to see the desktop, among other things)
7. Enter "COPY SHDOCVW.BAK SHDOCVW.DLL" and press Enter.
8. Enter "Exit" and press Enter to exit Command Prompt Window.
9. Reboot your system.

Possible causes would be a bad Windows update from MS.

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September 11, 2009 at 13:11:08
Sorry, I meant REN, not REM. "REN" is short for Rename.

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