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Laptop starts up with desktop but no icons and task bar(start menu)appear, just the wallpaper in background. Please advise me of an immediate solution

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Get the cd that  came with your pc and restall windows. you win32 folder is damaged

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No start task bar in safe mode


It sounds like explorer.exe is being turned off. When you log in to Safe Mode hit Ctl+Alt+Del to bring the Task Manager and see if explorer.exe is running under Processes. If not, you can go to the Applications tab in Task Manager and click the New Task button and simply type in explorer.exe.
If this does not give you your Start Menu and Task Bar then you need to take your computer back to the repair service and have them fix it properly this time. Otherwise, you'll have to reinstall the operating system.

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I cannot put wallpaper in my destop!!!



Wallpapers are images that appear in the background on your Desktop, behind all your icons. To change your Desktop wallpaper, do the following:

  • Click anywhere on the Desktop that is not an icon, but click once with your right hand mouse button
  • A menu pops up. The one below

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I want to change my desktop background


Click on the Start menu button. Then click on Settings and then on Control Panel.



Double-click on the Display icon or text link. This will open a window named Display Properties.

Click on Background if that tab is not selected. Click on one of the items that appear in the box labeled Wallpaper.



Inspect the preview that appears above the Wallpaper menubox. Use the Display menu to the right to experiment with tiling, stretching or centering the picture that you are previewing.
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Click on Browse to use an image stored elsewhere on your hard drive. Locate the image and click Open.
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Click OK to change your background, or wallpaper. Click Cancel if you decide to maintain your current settings.

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I would like to delete wallpaper pic from my screen


if you want to delete wallpaper from desktop , first go to the
desktop > right click > select properties > the display properties will appear then select desktop option then select "none" option on the background menu and press apply ,the desktop background will appear blank ,you can also choose color of the background from the color box in the same menu

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My friends laptop starts up and only loads the wallpaper on the desktop homepage, no icons or start menu appear.


Don't worry when your friends laptop starts and if nothing is displayed then Press Ctrl Alt Del keys on your key board.Just see that you have pressed all the keys at same time or first press Ctrl then keep it pressed and with another finger press Alt and also keep it pressed and at last press Del key.
You will find task manager opened on the screen .There you will find File option ,click on it and select New task from the drop down.
Another dialog box will open type there explorer.exe and click OK.
Your problem will be fixed then.
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Have a great day

Sep 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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When switching on PC it does not boot up fully


Hi Craig

From what you are descrbing one of the background services is preventing start up from completing

Please try the following

1) Switch on PC
2) Continuoulsy press the F8 key until a start menu is presented, choose safe mode from this menu
3) Once safe mode has loaded up go to Start>Programs>Systems Tools>System Restore
4) From the system restore menu choose 'restore my computer to a earlier time'
5) From the calendar presented choose a date in bold when this fault wasnt happening and then click on next and follow the screen through
6) Let the system restore complete and it will automatically reboot and take you back to the mains windows screen
7) This should hopefully let the hung service be able to run

I hope this has been useful

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I HAVE A WINDOW XP HOME EDITION AND WHEN I START MY COMPUTER THE ONLY THING THAT COMES UP IS THE BACKGROUND. THERE ARE NO ICONS OR A BAR AT BOTTOM OF SCREEN.


the icons and the bar(task bar) at the bottom of the screen are enabled by the explorer.exe file

it starts automatically but in your case it is not starting

to start it when your computer starts and comes at the desktop, press alt+ctrl+delete button at the same time to bring up the task manager

when you do this a task manager shows up in a window

in task manager window click on file, it will be located on the top left portion on task manager

now click on "new task(run)"

this opens another window, in that window type
"explorer"
without the quotes "" and press enter
this will bring you icons and task bar at the bottom of the screen

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hi gauravas, just right click on the desktop then select arrange icon by then goto right pane and check the show desktop icon.
for stable of start menu rotate your mouse to lower down of the scren then your taskbar will popup, right click on task bar and uncheck the Auto-hide the task bar.

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I was given as a gift a acer aspire 3002CLi laptop and i must of muted the sound and i dont know where the volume control is please help.


hi, you want mute the sound ok, it's easy. After you enter the windows see the task bar it contains more icons and application .In the corner of the task bar you can see the clock or time display before that more icons there you see the sound icons it's like the speaker . Double click it the volume control comes select the first options volume bar and select the option mute all.if you could not get the icons from the task bar . then goto
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  2. control panel
  3. sound and volume controls
  4. select the sound control tab
here you can get the voume control tab . after all these process you cant get it please inform

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Blank desktop, no start button


open task manger > applicatiins tab > selct new task> type explorer then ok then the desktop will coome uo

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