all desktop icons and toolbar have vanished??!!

  derdriu 13:04 06 Apr 2003

My computer was working fine yeaterday..switched on today and it appears to startup windows but then just get a blank screen where once there were icons, toolbar etc..where is it all gone?? the only way i can access anything is to use CTRL-Alt-Delete then Task Manager..can anyone explain??

  Lú-tzé 22:38 06 Apr 2003

Can't explain it but if you have tweakui installed (it will be in the control panel) it has an option to rebuild icons - try it and see if it helps.

Or go into msconfig (start_run) and see what is loading at startup - it sounds as if maybe something is failing to load properly.

  woodchip 22:46 06 Apr 2003

Are you on XP by any chance, as there is a way to have a clear desktop

  VoG™ 22:59 06 Apr 2003

If you have ME or XP, try a System Restore.

  kimjhon 01:54 07 Apr 2003

In Win 98 try rt clicking | Active Desktop | Customise my desktop.
Fiddle about particularly put a tick in box 'view as webpage'.

You may get an error message which could be informative.

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