Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

no desktop icons or toolbar


  • Please log in to reply

#1
puterProblem

puterProblem

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
I booted up my computer (running Windows XP Professional) the other morning and lo and behold, all that appeared was my wallpaper. No desktop icons, no toolbar. Using task manager, I can run explorer.exe and subsequently access any file or program that I want, but for the life of me, I cannot get my desktop and toolbars to reappear. Nothing can be clicked and dragged onto the wallpaper region either.

I've run virus scans with Microsoft Live OneCare, Symantic, Spybot, etc., and my computer seems healthy. Any suggestions on what's causing this problem?

Thanks much!
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Do you use task manager, file, new task, then type explorer.exe?
  • 0

#3
puterProblem

puterProblem

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Yes. But issue may be moot now as I seem to have solved my problem by following the same steps as "weerydo" in one of the related threads below. Awesome!
  • 0

#4
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Thanks for the update
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP