dissappearing desktop

  Blubottle 17:14 25 Jun 2007

My O/S is Win2k pro.
just recentely my desktop boots up with no icons just the background picture,If I then reboot they return. I have trawled the archives for similar problems and solutions but all to no avail.
any advice please

  Andy1991 18:41 25 Jun 2007

it seems that the explorer.exe process is not always starting with windows. If it happens again try, pressing Ctl + Alt + Del. And select FILE then "New Task", the type in "Explorer.exe". then select OK. ur Icons and taskbar should return. U can't really control explorer.exe boot but u can enforce it. Got to C:\Windows\ and right click "Explorer.exe", select "Send to" then "Desktop". then just go to your desktop and drag that new icon over the start button, then over "All programs" then drop it on to the start up" folder. This should enforce explorers start.

  ambra4 19:02 25 Jun 2007

Try this

Right click on desktop

Highlight Arrange icons

Show desktop icon should be ticked

  Andy1991 19:35 25 Jun 2007

I don't think that is the problem, if the taskbar has gone aswel. Blubottle, Is the taskbar there?

  Blubottle 08:41 26 Jun 2007

There is/was no taskbar no icon's just the wallpaper

  birdface 11:00 26 Jun 2007

I don't suppose trying last good configuration in safe mode would work.

  MichelleC 13:36 26 Jun 2007

If you can boot to safemode and it's ok you could run sfc /scannow. You may be able to do it in normal mode if you can Ctrl/Alt/Delete and get a command prompt. Another alternative is to boot from cd and do a 'repair' which will retain dat but you'll have to redo all updates. I think it's a registry corruption.

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