Tried your solution, task manager, stop explorer. Probably best to avoid any icons packaged in. When XP boots it starts the automatic user logon process explorer.
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I found that this worked for Vista, and seem to recall I had to use it once for XP too.
I had a similar problem. Thanks for the help. It was a great help!
Have you rebooted the machine? This method works by writing a hidden desktop. I have wasted many hours before i came to this really simple solution. Smarthome Office Security Linux. There is a way to revert XP to Win2k-like behavior:. Next check the Show Desktop Icons item. Run antivirus, antimalware, and antispyware software? Hi Rhonda i did what has been recommonded and the icons came back but when i click on the hour glass starts but stops and dont get to programmethough i would do a system restore but when i click on system restore iconx acceries nothing happenssame with any programme!!!
Go ahead and restart the computer and see if that fixes your problem. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The virus checker reports that there is nothing untoward currently on the system.
Desktop Icons Missing or Disappeared
Windows Mac iPhone Android. If none of the solutions above have worked, then you might have to take more drastic actions. When you go into safe mode the taskbar will be there. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Someone had posted a rundll32 that would open the item back up and put the icon back on taskbar. I lost the desktop icons in XP. Normally in order to get out of this situation, you have to restart your computer and hope that whatever caused Windows to crash goes away. I can access the task manager but when I try the fixes above it does not find explorer.
Hello all, I recently ran into this problem with the start menu, Taskbar and desktop icons disappearing. Hi Biba Do you have admin rights to your machine or are you working in a locked down corporate environment?
I have also a same problem. Additionally to clear up a point: If you do need icoons go back to a restore point, you should be able to get to the Control Panel by pressing the Windows key equivalent to the START button. Thanks for the SnagIt tip. Make sure you are on the Processes tab. In Windows 7 and higher, you right-click on the desktop and choose View and then make sure Show desktop icons is deskhop.
You can also go back and check that the size of the file is smaller after the restart. Click on the Image Name column header to sort the list alphabetically. You can get to the display setting by going to Winvows Options from the Control Panel and then clicking on Change plan settings.
Desktop Icons and Taskbar Are Missing on Windows XP
Wkndows sounds like something more serious is happening here. How to I fix it so its desktop and start button there all the time? Anyhow this was only happening when I would exit Skype and close it down.