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I'm so sick and tired of this problem, for about 3 months now my desktop has been gone, the only way I can use the computer is through the task manager (ctrl + alt + delete) I have secched the web and have found nothing. The problem started when I ran CleanUp! in auguest, I think I erased some important files or something. I tried to download hijackthis but it just sat in my mozilla firefox downloads windo doing nothing, i read you have to unzip it, but I dont know what that means. someone please help me, I don't know how much more of this I can take

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Open task manager, click file, new task, type explorer.exe then press enter, you should get the desktop, run the PC for a while then reboot and the desktop should load

If it does not

This is a list of steps you can run through to help with this

You can check for an improvement after running
sfc /scannow then after each step until you have run through them all, if necessary


Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

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

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and get a blue progress bar, after the bar goes, reboot.

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

This will take an hour, it will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should

If no change

Please go here to repair your operating system

Repair XP

If you are unable to run Repair XP

Alternate XP Repair Guide

Use the last one - Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, which uses a slightly different method

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates
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i cant find system tools under in the task manager. Would it be under i386 or program files?
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Click file then new task with task manager, system tools are not needed to get the desktop
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system tools is not on my desktop
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i just found my operating systems disk, does this help?
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i cant find accesories or system tools they are not under my desktop or inn program files, or in i386, I have no desktop, so i cant press start or go to all programs, please tell me how to get to these palces using the task manager.
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Answering him here as well, same question.

http://www.geekstogo...topic=74445&hl=

From the other thread

Keith gave me directions thinking I had a desktop to work with

you would if you did what he said.

Edited by Michael Buckley, 25 October 2005 - 08:44 PM.

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