Hi, everything on my desktop disappear except for the wallpaper.
The only way I could access is to hit Ctrl Alt Delete, then I could run program from the task manager.
Thanks and regards.
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When did this start? Do you have virus and Spyware protection? Have you made any changes to your system recently?
What happens if you start the explorer manually? Bring up Task Manager, click on "FIle" and choose "New Task". In the "Run" field, type explorer.exe and click "Ok". Does your desktop appear?
Edited by jkklau, 27 June 2006 - 08:25 AM.
Let's see if we can get rid of the botched install of IE7.
Bring up Task Manager, choose "New Task" from the "File" menu, type restore in the "Run" field, and click "Ok". In the window that opens, double click on the rstrui.exe icon...this should start the System Restore applet. Restore your computer to a date before you started having problems.
To open Control Panel, you can type control in the run field and lcik "Ok".
Let us know if this helps....
It sounds like something has changed the .exe file association. Try two commands from Task Manager to verify this.
From Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del), click "File" and choose "New Task". Type cmd in the run box and press "Enter". Does this bring up the command window? If no, try cmd.exe and press "Enter"...how about now.
If the second command does bring up the window. We'll need to try to get to the Registry Editor using Windows Explorer...From Task Manager/New Task, type explorer.exe and press "Enter". Does Windows Explorer open?
If yes, in the left pane, navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32 (click on System32), locate and double click on the regedt32.exe icon. This should open the Registry Editor.
If the Registry Editor opens, back up the registry by following the instructions in blue below, then, in the left pane, expand (click +) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SOFTWARE, then Microsoft, then Windows NT, then CurrentVersion, and click on Winlogon.
In the right pane, scroll down to Shell. If the value (under the Data column) is not Explorer.exe, double click on Shell, type Explorer.exe in the Value Data field, and click "Ok".
Close all open windows and reboot.
Do your programs now open?
In Registry Editor, right click on "My Computer" in the left pane and select "Export" from the menu. Save this to the Desktop and name it [b]regbu]/b].
Edited by jkklau, 27 June 2006 - 09:11 AM.
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