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Desktop is not showing on computer.

My friend has a computer and his desktop is not showing up on his computer. He can only access application through the task manager and selecting run. We have tried using msconfig to fix it. We have tried all three start up options and tried enabling and disabling everything but can't get it to work. The task bar and the start menu are not showing either.

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  • Michael Fisher
    Michael Fisher May 11, 2010

    You Enabled Everything In The Services Menu And Rebooted?

  • Peter Conway May 11, 2010

    Try accessing in safe mode

    e.g press F8 every 5 seconds during start up

    Select Safe Mode

    Then use system restore to roll back to a previous date

    If you are unsure how to do this please use LiveChat



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