Desktop icons & taskbar missing.

  Fletten 19:29 19 Oct 2006

Running Windows ME, Pentium III CPU 128RAM. At startup Windows stops at wallpaper and nothing else loads. Yet if you remove or add an item of hardware it is reconized and drivers are loaded, ctrl,alt,delete shows that nothing is running and only allows you to shutdown.
Mouse and keyboard work, windows does the same in safe mode.
Can anyone help.

  Technotiger 19:46 19 Oct 2006

Hi, when in safe mode can you set your wallpaper as 'none', then try starting again. Worth a try.


  VoG II 19:53 19 Oct 2006

Bring up Task Manager, File > New Task (Run), enter


and click OK. Then follow this click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:54 19 Oct 2006

Where did my icons go?
If all of your desktop icons are missing, right click on the Desktop, select Arrange Icons By, then select Show Desktop Icons
click here

Taskbar missing
click here

  VoG II 19:57 19 Oct 2006

It is ME.

  Fletten 22:01 19 Oct 2006

When I go to safe mode nothing works just wallpaper, no icons.
Right click does not respond either and I cannot get into the registry.
I have just had an error message: 'helpctr caused error in OLE32.DLL' trouble is I cannot get into windows explorer either.

  birdface 23:19 19 Oct 2006

Tried running it in last good configuration while in safe mode,Or System restore,I know you have probably tried all that,but cant think of anything else.

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