Question about Dell Inspiron E1405 Notebook

1 Answer

Icons don't appear

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!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 43 Answers

Hello,
Lets try a few things....
start normally

  1. Ctrl Alt Del -- File -- new task, in the box type sfc /scannow
  2. if that doest work you might have a virus, start in safe mode with networking
  3. download Maleware bytes
  4. install, update and scan
  5. hopefully it works for you

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Taskbar and home icons are missing from msi u180 netbook, how do I restore


Try hitting ctrl and esc. You may have inadvertently hidden your task bar.

Apr 03, 2013 | MSI Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How to change wallpaper on msi netbook


Which operating system ?

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.

Jan 14, 2013 | MSI U130416US Netbook

1 Answer

How to change the wall paper?


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.

Jan 09, 2013 | Acer Aspire One D270-1865

1 Answer

Changing wallpaper on gateway LT4010u


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.

Jan 06, 2013 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

My dell inspiron mini 10 bootes up to the main sceen but no icons nor start button appear.. please help


ok try starting in safe mode, keep pressing f8 on startup till menu appears, then run system restore if safe mode works

Aug 30, 2010 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

1 Answer

HP Pavilion - No. icons or start menu; only wallpaper


Try booting in safe mode (press F8 repeatedly while booting) A black screen should appera with several boot options. Choose boot in safe mode.

This should bring up a cut down version of windows.

Click on start - all programmes - accessories - system tools - system restore - choose a restore point date prior to your problems.

May 11, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

2 Answers

My laptop's (Toshiba Satellite A105-S361)desktop doesn't bring the desktop icons and the task bar after I loaded AVG 9 antivirus software. Why is that? Would you mind give me a solution, pls?


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.

regards

Sandeep

Oct 20, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A105-S361: Satellite...

1 Answer

Desktop icons and taskbars not appearing in vista


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.

Mar 02, 2009 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

1 Answer

Icons and desktop not displaying


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.

Aug 30, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T22 2647 Notebook

2 Answers

Desktop icons not showing


Please ensure the 'show desktop icons' is marked or not.
To check right click on desktop and select arrange icons by > and see show desktop icons is marked or not

Jun 13, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Inspiron E1405 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

188 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18330 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...