invisable icons

  bugzy-no1 22:16 01 Jun 2004

hi this is on a frends pc; on it at startup it dose not open the active desktop,but if you right click and open it from backgrond properties it works opining my computer you see his a;c;d;e drive and control panal but when you open controal panel it is white no icons you can see the icons if you open from start menue
also opining his c drive it was the same ----------tryed view settings tools ie larg small list but nout any iders how to rectifiy this problem.
its terible to try and fix or find things its win me op sist

  THE TERMINATOR 23:41 01 Jun 2004

what os?

  VoG II 23:47 01 Jun 2004

and problem in English please

  woodchip 23:48 01 Jun 2004

If you have a full XP disc put it in then in the run box type SFC /SCANNOW and enter key

  THE TERMINATOR 23:56 01 Jun 2004

Try a system restore from an earlier time, and see if this does the trick.

  woodchip 23:57 01 Jun 2004

So it's WinME so SFC will not Work cos it ain't there

  VoG II 00:02 02 Jun 2004

If necessary go into the BIOS and change the boot order to CDROM first.

Bung the Windows CD in the drive, restart the computer and let it do an over the top installation of Windows.

  bugzy-no1 15:45 02 Jun 2004

ill try to give it a over install for him and hope that it sorts itself out ,os = me
and yes i am a terrible speller, try my shopping lol it is more a bug than enything ,i checked for viruses none ::(t,f) swery word::

and thanks guys for your time to respond to my post ,hope oneday we can help you

  bugzy-no1 21:31 02 Jun 2004

i scrubed his hard drive and all is hunkiedorie
thanks all who responded

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