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PostSubject: Desktop Icons not showing   Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 11:08

For some reason my desktop icons are " hidden".
when I right click the start button and click "explore" I can still see
all my icons and everything that would normally be on the desktop. My
desktop itself is blank. I have searched and searched but I can not find
a solution.
I might have hit something on my keyboard, I know my hand hit my
keyboard and then I looked at the monitor and I had no icons, I ran
virus scan, restarted, searched on google. I'm just having trouble.

I can still use everything just fine also.. it just wont show my icons.

Screen Shot of my desktop is below..



can any one please help...

thanks]
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PostSubject: try this..   Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 12:07

You value the aesthetic potential of your desktop, you might like to
enhance it even further by hiding the desktop icons.





Hiding or showing your desktop icons in Windows XP is a simple,
two-click procedure.

To hide desktop icons:

  1. Right-click on the desktop and open the "Arrange Icons By" sub-menu.
  2. In the sub-menu, click "Show Desktop Icons" to uncheck it.


The icons should disappear to leave a clean, uncluttered desktop.

To show desktop icons again, repeat the above procedure. When the icons
are hidden, clicking on "Show Desktop Icons" will enable the option and
the icons will reappear.

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PostSubject: No it didn't worked   Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 12:13

No it didn't worked at all , as i can not right click on the desktop. Then how i am supposed to be follow your steps...??

Only i can use is ctr + alt + del , ie. Task Manager.

And also if i try to open "explorer.exe" through new task button it states that : "error: explorer.exe is not a valid win32 application."

What should i do now. I don't wanna format my pc as there are many songs in my c: drive. I don't wanna loose them, as no backup is there.

Olease help help help.

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PostSubject: Same trouble...   Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 12:16

I ran adware and spybot s&d it found a trojan horse when it removed
the files

i restarted my comp and i cant get icons on desktop or the taskbar
to show up

all i can do is use the task manager with new task. I tried messing
with

msconfig and doing system restore to the last working configuration
and it

didnt work. I tried creating a new windows user acct it didnt work
either.

Thanks for any help you can give.



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PostSubject: this should work...   Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 12:38

Try press CTRL+ALT+DEL to open up task manager. Click on file and new

task.

In the dialougue box, type in explorer.exe and then press ok. Hope
that

brings back your desktop. If not, try do a System Restore. And if
that

fails, do a Windows Repair.

Crackers World

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PostSubject: i dont think so that its a good idea   Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 12:40

this will work but we have to press CTRL+ALT+DEL everytime while start
windows xp pl tell me permanent solutions for this is not possible to
press CTRL+ALT+DEL and type explorer.exe in dialougue box every boot


Am i right..

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PostSubject: mine problem is same though   Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 12:42

Friday before I left for the day programs just suddenly started
erroring out and then i got a BSOD. I had to go home, so i just let
it reboot itself and left for the day. Came in this morning and it
looks like it was trying to do a scandisk over the weekend (which only
takes a few minutes) and was stopped on part 2 of 3...

so, i shut it down, started it up and let it go through it again
(which it accomplished)...but, once it started up again I could login,
but had no desktop icons, no start bar, nothing. I can do a CRTL +
ALT + DEL to bring of the task manager, but that is it. I can also
login using safe mode, but I can't see anything in there either.

It seemed like Explorer.exe process wasn't running, but when I tried
to start it (Task Manager > New Task) it wouldn't start (once it shut
down again)...

The last thing i did before it had problems was install the new Itunes
8 and was moving stuff to my iPod...

I just want to get to a system restore window and take it back to
Friday Morning (or get in and uninstall iTunes)...

Any ideas?


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PostSubject: Ok lets handle this issue step by step   Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 12:43

The iTunes update to version 8 had a incompatible
driver in it for those using Vista.
Today iTunes put out a new version of #8,you need to
first uninstall iTunes along with the Apple Mobile
Device Support also before downloading the newer version.

You may need to go into SafeMode to uninstall iTunes
or to do a system restore back to before the iTunes
download.


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PostSubject: Do a system restore   Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 12:51

i think you should do a system restore...

which (as you are saying that your task manager is working) can be opened by :

task manager > new task > c:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

and press enter...

choose to restore your computer to previous restore point. Now click next > choose the previous highlighted dates and click next. Your computer will automatically shut down. Though it may take time. Let all happen whatever is happening and let it restart again , which it will by itself. Don't do anything.

After restart a restoration successfull message will appear. press ok .


Hope fully your desltop should be alive by now. If not then i think its a virus. Then administrator should deal with this. As its his field of expertese.

Thank you

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PostSubject: 3 possible ways...   Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 15:08

There are some ways to solve this problem.
- First if u want to see desktop, just press Ctrl+alt+del to get task
manager
then add new task, then press brows, the choose what you want, some
time
when you write control panel in new task, the problem will solve
temproray.
- Second way, you have make checking using cd of windows by using this
commandL
CHKDSK /R
-Third way , formatting you pc.!!


lol

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PostSubject: Thanx ya all   Sat 11 Dec 2010 - 8:40

thanx everyone who either asked questions or who answered them...i really understood the criteria by this discussion bard and ultimately solved it...


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