Windows XP Running on Laptop - Lost desktop

  eego 22:09 22 Apr 2005

A friend has given me her HP Laptop because as she says "I've lost all of my Font's".

What has actually happened is that she has Lost her complete desktop and task bars.

I was able to get her up and running by using the task manager to access various drives and load some AV and Antispy software. Norton AV identified and removed 1 file with W32.Blaster and Counterspy cleaned up a mountain of other stuff. But on re-boot there is still no Desktop. Anyone have any ideas (Note. the same applies in "Safe Mode" a screen appears but know icons or start bar.

  VoG II 22:12 22 Apr 2005
  eego 22:13 22 Apr 2005

Sorry everyone looks very much as if I may get may answere from the previous posting. So busy with my own little world didn't notice it

  woodchip 22:13 22 Apr 2005

If you have no WinXP disc then you have problems

  Night Ryder 22:14 22 Apr 2005

I had this happen to me a while ago. I had the display settings set to a screen larger than my monitor. I think the setting was called scan.
If you move the mouse to the edge of the screen soes it scroll. If so you may have the same problem. Re set your sacreen resolution.

  eego 22:17 22 Apr 2005


already tried that your first suggestion, but I can't get the display options either, All I have is the background screen.

  woodchip 22:30 22 Apr 2005

Have you any kind of XP cd?

  eego 22:38 22 Apr 2005


Your second thread didn't work either


Yes I do have a bootable XP disc I hpe you are going to suggest running the repair programme

  woodchip 22:41 22 Apr 2005

IF it's the CD why not try it, Vog can stear you through it as I tend to just reload a Image file that I make

  VoG II 22:43 22 Apr 2005

Courtesy of Mr P click here

  eego 22:44 22 Apr 2005

Just found another little gem, the owner is "Logged on" even after power down and it stays that way during re-boot.

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