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No Icons or Toolbar when booting XP


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Tonofun77

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Howdy! For the past few days, I have been unable to boot my desktop properly. It will load the wallpaper, but no icons or toolbar. I have tried to revert to "lask known config", but it didn't solve the problem.

I found this article on Microsoft support which explains my problem EXACTLY!!

http://support.micro...kb/256194/en-us

But I hesitate to follow the "Resolution" instructions, because I am running XP and not Win 2000, which that support article was written for. I could not find a similar article written for XP.

Would someone PLEASE take a look at that article and let me know if that resolution would apply to XP. I don't want to screw up my CPU worse than it already is by going in a re-naming files.

THANKS!!
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Kelvin

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If you do not get any icons/start/task bar, Windows Explorer (explorer.exe) is not starting, or hanged. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL and select Processes. Find explorer.exe there. If it isn't there, then go to Applications > New Task. Enter explorer.exe in the bar.

If it gives you the "Explorer.exe has encountered a problem" error, please quote the error and the details down.

~Kelvin
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Ztruker

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I believe Kelvin meant "go to File > New Task (Run). Enter explorer.exe ..."
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I believe Kelvin meant go to File > New Task (Run). Enter explorer.exe...

It can be done that way too. Both ways can be used. ~Kelvin P.S.: There is an option there in the tab Applications, located below the box. Will post a screenshot when I get back to my computer.
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Kelvin, my apologies. I never say the "New task" button in Applications before, always did the File / Run thing.

Thanks for the "gentle" nudge :)

Edited by Ztruker, 07 December 2007 - 08:32 PM.

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No probs. I'm glad to help.

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Hope it helps you resolve your problems quicker.

~Kelvin
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