When I turn on my laptop my icons and task bar don't appear; only the wallpaper does. I tried a system restore and that didn't work. I tried opening the task manager and selecting "New Task" then typing in "explorer.exe". That didn't work. I don't know what else to try. I can start in Safe Mode. Help!
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You can change your Windows 7 Desktop photo, also called wallpaper quickly and easily. If you like variety, you can alternate photos and settings on your computer display as well. It takes very little effort, time and computer knowledge to do change your Microsoft Windows Desktop appearance.
Bring up your Microsoft Windows 7 Desktop. Let all the software load completely. You will know it is done when all icons appear in your Windows task bar in the lower left hand corner. Right click (opposite of left click) once on a blank space on your Desktop where there are no icons. This will display a properties menu. Choose personalize from the menu that appears. Notice the different categories of wallpaper that appear. Choose the one you like best. Wallpapers are displayed as tiny icons but you can double-click to see a full image. Click a folder, such as pictures if you would like a picture or wallpaper from your own collection or the Internet. Windows 7 will save this background in your collection for future reference. Check the box that says change picture and choose amount of time you would like the wallpaper in Windows 7 to be displayed. This step is optional. Select picture position. Here you may have to experiment until you find one that fits your screen (resolution) the best. Choose what looks best for you, do not get caught up in the numbers or labels. Hope this helps.
The desktop icons and the task bar would generally dissappear if you have a virus on the PC. However, sometimes improper software installations may cause undesired results like we have right now. Instead of trying uninstalling anything, try restoring the system to a previous point using system restore.
Can you hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete? If you can, choose the Applications tab, then choose File > New Task (Run). Type "explorer" (without the quotes) and hit ENTER. Something is loading up on your machine and is using up all of your system resources, possible virus or spyware.
This is most likely a system glitch. Try a system restore first, then a system repair with your operating system disc if the restore doesn't do the trick. You should be able to get into the system tools from the task manager to do the restore.
the easiest option will be to do a system restore to before the outage; Start/All programmes>accessories>System Tools>System Restore.
Then choose restore my computer to previous settings, then choose a date that is not greyed out.
Hope this sorts it
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