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CarlB

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Log in is normal but when the desktop comes on only the background screen and the curser show up. Unable to use the safe mode as again the icons to not show up. Any ideas? I'm runing XP Home.
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cant you just right click anywhere on desktop....click on arrange icons by.....then click on.....show desktop icons


you can tap f8 when you start up computer to get to safemode

or ......go start...click on run ....type msconfig....click ok.....click on boot tab....put check in safeboot.....restart computer and it goes in safemode
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cant you just right click anywhere on desktop....click on arrange icons by.....then click on.....show desktop icons


you can tap f8 when you start up computer to get to safemode

or ......go start...click on run ....type msconfig....click ok.....click on boot tab....put check in safeboot.....restart computer and it goes in safemode
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I do not get a start button only the background screen of the desktop. When I tap f8 and get to the safe mode I only get a dark screen with safe mode written in the four corners of the screen. I have also tried to use the restore function from the safe mode and it does not work either.
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seems to be a problem with your explorer.exe
When the PC boots normaly and you get only your background, can you press CTRL-ALT-DEL and choose Task Manager?
If so, can you chose File > New Task
And enter explorer.exe?
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I am able to get to the task manager and tried to run the explorer.exe. There was no change in the system. I also ran msconfig>bootsafe as recommended by rushin1nd. It booted directly to the safemode but still no icons.
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