Question about Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook

2 Answers

After I run avira antivirus my desktop has gone blank

Few days back after I run avira antivirus my desktop has gone blank and it is neither showing any icon nor even start up menu. Wat to do ? Plz help as I have lot of data stored on it. I have the same problem with my Dell laptop running XP, which occurred after using SuperAntiSpyware. Help! I tried System Restore, but when I select a restore date and hit Next, nothing happens. It's also preventing me from running and/or updating all of my spy/malware programs.

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • Jimmymac1 Dec 29, 2008

    I can get into safe mode, DJxtreme. Thanks for any help you can give.

  • Jimmymac1 Dec 29, 2008

    Not right before, but just before it happend, I was using SuperAntiSpyware for the second time. It had turned up about 8 programs that it recommended I get rid of and I did so. To complete the process, the computer had to be rebooted and it was when it restarted that the my icons, start button and taskbar disappeared.

  • Jimmymac1 Dec 29, 2008

    I've tried going to a restore point, but, after I select a date and time and hit "next", which should complete the process, nothing happens. The program appears to be blocked.

  • Jimmymac1 Dec 29, 2008

    Everything? That's maybe 30 things.

    I tried to uncheck everything and got an "Access Denied" message saying that I need to log on using an Administrator account. I'm the only one who uses this laptop and I don't even know if I ever created such an account. How would I access one if I had given that I only have the Task manager to work with?


  • Jimmymac1 Dec 29, 2008

    TO DJXtreme: I unchecked those boxes and rebooted, but it didn't help.

    To Kenmanw: When I get into task manager and hit new task and type explorer.exe, I get a message that Windows cant' find explorer.exe.


×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers

IF you can, do the three finger salute to get to taskmgr and select file new and type explorer.exe to see if this brings up the icons and start menu

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 151 Answers

Tap F2 when pc is booting. If you can get into safemode we can troubleshoot further.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

  • 3 more comments 
  • djxtreme979
    djxtreme979 Dec 29, 2008

    Ok. did you install anything new right before this happened?

  • djxtreme979
    djxtreme979 Dec 29, 2008

    Ok, never heard of super antispyware. did you download it for free or was it purchased? While you are in safe mode select a restore point to before you did what that program instructed. Let me know what you find.

  • djxtreme979
    djxtreme979 Dec 29, 2008

    type msconfig in the run window, uncheck everything under startup and restart pc and see if the pc will boot mormally.

  • djxtreme979
    djxtreme979 Dec 29, 2008

    At general page check selective startup and uncheck "load system services" and "load startup items"

  • djxtreme979
    djxtreme979 Dec 29, 2008

    After you did that did the pc boot normally? If so, try using the restore point again.

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My computer screen is blank from icons and no start menu


You have a virus! I would suggest running an offline virus checker such as Windows defender or Avira offline to cure it.

Dec 23, 2012 | PC Laptops

2 Answers

Hp 6730b when I shout down blocked whit blank screan and stop working and Imust use hard resset


You probably have some viruses and malware.

Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756
When Installing choose the non-pro version.

Download, Unzip, Install and Run TDSSKiller:
http://majorgeeks.com/Kaspersky_TDSSKiller_d6895.html

Download, Install and Run Super Anti-Spyware:
http://majorgeeks.com/SUPERAntiSpyware_d5116.html

If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_AntiVir_Personal_-_FREE_Antivirus_d955.html
Make sure to select ALL of the "threat categories" when you install or configure Avira...

You should be in pretty good shape if you run and install all of these programs.

Aug 23, 2012 | HP Compaq 6730b Notebook

1 Answer

On starting up my d800 dell,all i see is a blank page with only the mouse cursor,i have use ait,ctr,del, to enter task manager,i cant find explorer.exe in the processes, It all started after i install...


Click Ctrl+Alt+Delto get to Task Manager. Hold the Ctrl key, plus Hold the Alt Key then hitthe Del key while holding them.Once the task manager opens Clcik the Processes tab then click the Image NameColumn heading on the left to get them in alphabetical order. Scroll downand look for explorer.exe. If you see it click it to highlight it thenclick End Process.

Next, click the FILE tab at the very top left of the window and select New Task(RUN). When the Create New Task window opens type explorer.exe and pressok. Your start menu, task bar and desktop icons will start appearing andpopulating. if not that means a virus has hidden your files and folders.

May 27, 2012 | Dell PC Laptops

2 Answers

Hi My laptop has become very slow recently and I think this may have something to do with the windows media player as when I attempt to play music it plays it slow and often sounds like a scratched record...


run an antivirus scan with powerful antivirus and access your computer using safe mode, clean registry using some reliable cleaner such as reginout cleaner. thanks

May 23, 2011 | HP G62144DX Laptop

2 Answers

My computer is showing me an alert about viruses and it just keeps popping up how do i remove the viruses


If you have an Antivirus installed, run a scan on your entire Hard Drive, and with any luck it will find and correct the problem.

If not you should install an Antivirus program and after it is installed get the latest updates for it and then restart your computer and then do a complete scan of your Hard Drives.

many viruses today prevent you from installing an Antivirus program once they have penetrated your computer some do not even allow you to visit the common web pages of common antivirus companies. if this is the case download the McAfee Stinger, this is a stand alone scanner, and let it scann your complete hard drive. Hopefully it will find any viruses and correct the problem. Afterwards DEFINATLY install some kind of virus protection.

Here a link for McAfee Stinger:
http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

Here a link for Avira a freeware Antivirus Program:
http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus

if none of these steps work you should save all of your important data to another drive or USB and reinstall your windows. once again installing an antivirus program directly afterwards.

hope I was able to help

Oct 21, 2010 | Compaq PC Laptops

5 Answers

I belive I have a virus, the only way i can start my laptop is thru safe mode. how can i remove the virus?


Hello,

Good thing you are still able to run your laptop thru safe mode. This means that you can still do something. The best thing would be to go http://www.eset.com/onlinescan. I am highly recommeding this antivirus even if its just online because it was able to detect and clean 450+ viruses on one of my servers/pc. If you don't want to hook it up to the internet, download the eset installer using a different PC and just copy the file thru USB.

Hope this helps.

Aug 03, 2009 | Dell Latitude D530 Notebook

3 Answers

Desktop gone blank after installing avira


try pressing F8 at startup and press last known good configuration.

Apr 23, 2009 | PC Laptops

1 Answer

After I run avira antivirus my desktop has gone blank


Start in safe mode (F8 after the POST but before Windows loads)
Try System restore (Programs/accessories/system tools) to date BEFORE the problem

Dec 26, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario v3000z Notebook

2 Answers

Cannot see my desktop


Please try these steps to solve your problem:
1) Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to run the Task Manager
2) Click on "File" on the Task Manager upper menu
3) Click on "New Task (Run)" option, Run window should appear
4) Type "explorer" without the quote, on the Run window
5) Your start menu and icon on desktop should now appears

hope it helps :D

Apr 29, 2008 | ASUS A9RP Notebook

1 Answer

My laptop won't display


hi

i m not sure but perhaps u select the hide desktop items show if so right click the desktop and choose show desktop icon.

also other way to access c drive go start menu run the c: u get c drive

Mar 20, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

197 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell PC Laptops Experts

Coss

Level 3 Expert

1043 Answers

Donna Sander

Level 2 Expert

193 Answers

Jax Planet
Jax Planet

Level 2 Expert

921 Answers

Are you a Dell PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...