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I have had this problem in the past and I know there's a very simple solution but I completely forgot how to fix it. I installed some software, it's called astop or something like that. It's basically like Windowblinds and I couldn't stand it so I uninstalled it. Now when I log onto windows, I get the windows splash screen, the desktop and nothing else. I can control>alt>delete into the taskbar and run programs by opening them from there. I have tried restoring to three different restore points and also ran chkdsk. I looked over msconfig and everything is still there to boot, it just somehow isn't booting.

Does anyone know what I need to do? Thanks.
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Yea.. im getting the same problem, i installed something for windowsblind now it takes forever. it goes past welcome screen and it's blank. i have to run it from task manager. =.=
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Once you get task manager, click file, new task, type explorer.exe and press OK / enter
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Yea i do that. but it's quite annoying, and it takes forever to get to the desktop
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You should not have to keep doing it

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc defragmenter

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD

Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

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Starting up explorer.exe does not bring up the desktop. It's still gone.
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Well my startup objects dont start.. ex: Aim.exe, etc... they dont load. is there another option w/o the use to XP CD?

sxechic - if there's another explorer.exe running, you can try ending that and running it again. i've been doing that to make it run, dunno if it makes it worse.

Edited by elq, 02 September 2006 - 08:58 AM.

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If you click start, all programmes, start up, what is in there?
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I can't click start. I have no taskbar. There's absolutely nothing except the Task Manager when I click Control>alt>delete

I did manually find my prefetch folder and clean it out though
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That was for him
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You can type sfc /scannow in task manager
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That was for him


me? i got logitech setpoint, that's for my wireless mouse
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Are the programme shortcuts for the ones you want to run at start up in the all programmes list
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nope
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On the desktop?
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