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Lost toolbar and icons on desktop when started computer

Hi there,
I turned on my computer and now I just have my wallpaper showing
and no icons or toolbar showing. I can only get online thru the task bar. What can I do?

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  • kjl7 Dec 17, 2008

    I tried this and a pop up box came up saying that windows could not find "explorer.exe" and to try again. That doesn't work. I was told that I had a worm so I downloaded shellfix.exe and ran that and then restarted computer and that didn't work. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

  • kjl7 Dec 18, 2008

    Hi Ninja,
    Ok, I followed your directions and voila...it worked! I am so grateful for your help! Thanks so,so very much!

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, pls download, install and run AdAware.Run in Normal and Safe Mode. List down file(s) it would find/quarantinein the C:Windows. After it has scanned/cleaned in Safe Mode, runregedit. Find all references to those files that you listed. Deletethose registry entries. Safe Practice dictates that you backup yourregistry and should be comfortable working with registry modifications.

Of course, the best would be to do a complete clean, fresh install of the OS.

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That means that the Windows installation is damaged, or that there is a virus.

Try first doing a system restore, from Start Menu>> Programs >> Accessories>> System tools>> System restore.

If that does not work it will be necessary to reinstall Windows.

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Download the file by clicking on the link and install it by double click.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/xp_taskbar_desktop_fixall.vbs

If the above solution doesn't work.try the link below
http://www.midiox.com/html/desktop.htm

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Hi welcome to Fixya.com
Youve lost your icons...
To resolve this behavior, turn on the Show Desktop Icons feature:

  1. Right-click the desktop.
  2. Point to Arrange Icons By.
  3. Click Show Desktop Icons.

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You may have had a virus attack your system and you may have to do a recovery to get them back I would try rebooting before commiting to a recovery!

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Go to display setting>> on the deskop ab, clcik he customize deskop

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Try and boot into safe mode by pressing f8 after the dell logo, pick safe mode with networking. if it shows all your icons get online and download the spyware scanner from malwarebytes.org install and get the updates, and download the virus scanner avast home thats free and do a full scan with both programs

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Enter your task manager (ctrl+alt+delete) then click file- new task and type explorer.exe push enter and this should resolve it

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