When using my pc on the internet downloading a file, my desktop icons all went & all i have now is my background pic :-( I have AVG virus + zonealarm firwall. I have scanned pc using avg + spybot which Avg had nothing & spybot a few & I fixed those. I have to use task manager to run programs as I dont have desktop icons or sart bar. I have started pc in safe mode as well as norm and its the same, starts up you see desktop icons & startbar then it goes leaving a blank screen with just the orginal background pic. The only thing I have not done is a system restore. Any one got any ideas or can help? thanks in advance :-)
Have you recently uninstalled anything, in particular Google desktop Search - without doing a re-start after the uninstall? If so, re-install Google search bar and I think your desktop will be back as normal.
ill try the online scan from p;3 also the system restore.
I have to run progs from using ctrl Alt & del to get task manager up & running from using the brouse window, right pain in A*se. Ive tried running windows explore and I get a quick flask of my desktop icons & start bar then it dissapears again :-(