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I have a desktop PC. I am using windows xp on it. I have a problem. After the booting system there is no any icon or start button visible. what should i do.

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Hi,,press ctrl+alt+del click new task>>explorer..if not restart ur pc..
while booting ur pc..press f8,then select Last know good configuration.
if problem remains same..
once try to boot in safemode....
Program>>acceserroies>>system tool>system restore..
Restore to an earlear time..then choose most recent point..and restore..

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Try to restore your os to earlier date when everything was fine

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