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When windows opens I get no icons

You can hit cntrl alt and del and see process and task manager . Ive tried to use recovery CD but Its as if My cd drive is not reading I get the same screen every time. Ive gone into bios and tried setting cd first on boot screen but still same problem and I d Know that the recovery disks are not working need help PLEASE

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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.

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Don't have a an icon


Please give more details as to what is happening and when it happens?

If you are saying your computer boots up but there are No Icons on the desktop, then a virus or infection has hidden them or changed some settings.

Click the Ctrl/Alt/Del keys to start the Task Manager. Press and Hold the Ctrl and Alt keys then hit the Del key. When the task manager opens up click the Processes tab. Under the processes tab click the columnar heading Image Name to sort the items running in alphabetical order. Look to see if you see explorer.exe running under the image name. If you do click it one time to highlight it then click the END PROCESS button at the bottom right of the Task Manager Window.

Next click FILE at the very top left corner of the Task Manager Window and select New Task (Run..). When the Create New Task window pops up type in: explorer.exe and press OK. Your desktop icons and start menu should start populating.

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Blank screen


A white blank screen? That sounds like the virus changed your display settings. Click Ctrl+Alt+Del to get to the task manager. Press and hold the Ctrl key plus the Alt Key then hit the Del key. When the task manager opens up Click File at the upper left corner of the window then select New Task RUN. When the create New Task Window opens type: explorer.exe and hit OK. See if it starts populating your desktop icons and shows the start menu and task bar. If so, the virus changed your settings.

To change your display background click Start/Control Panel and look for Display or Appearance and Personalization. When it opens select the Desktop tab and change the desktop background. Hopefully the white will go away.

You may have to get into Safe Mode to do the above if the virus disabled the Task Manager.

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A white blank screen? That sounds like the virus changed your display settings. Click Ctrl+Alt+Del to get to the task manager. Press and hold the Ctrl key plus the Alt Key then hit the Del key. When the task manager opens up Click File at the upper left corner of the window then select New Task RUN. When the create New Task Window opens type: explorer.exe and hit OK. See if it starts populating your desktop icons and shows the start menu and task bar. If so, the virus changed your settings.

To change your display background click Start/Control Panel and look for Display or Appearance and Personalization. When it opens select the Desktop tab and change the desktop background. Hopefully the white will go away.

You may have to get into Safe Mode to do the above if the virus disabled the Task Manager.

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Hp dv7-1130us booted but no software/applications


Click Ctrl+Alt+Del to get to Task Manager. Hold the Ctrl key, plus Hold the Alt Key then hit the Del key while holding them. Once the task manager opens Clcik the Processes tab then click the Image Name Column heading on the left to get them in alphabetical order. Scroll down and look for explorer.exe. If you see it click it to highlight it then click 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 press ok. Your start menu, task bar and desktop icons will start appearing and populating. if not that means a virus has hidden your files and folders.

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Are you saying there are no icons on yourdesktop and the start menu is missing? If so try this: Click Ctrl+Alt+Del to get the task manager to come up. Press andHold each key (Ctrl+Alt) until you hit the Del key, then you can release them.

When the task manager opens up click the Processes tab. You can click theImage Name column to get them in alphabetical order. Look forexplore.exe, if you see it listed click it once to highlight it then click theEnd Process button at the bottom right portion of the task manager window.

Next click File at the very top portion of the task manager window on the leftand select the option New Task (Run). When the Create New Task window openstype: explorer.exe and press OK. Your items will start populating andappearing on the desktop.

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Buttons where? Are you saying there are no icons on your desktop and the start menu is missing? If so try this: Click Ctrl+Alt+Del to get the task manager to come up. Press and Hold each key (Ctrl+Alt) until you hit the Del key, then you can release them.

When the task manager opens up click the Processes tab. You can click the Image Name column to get them in alphabetical order. Look for explore.exe, if you see it listed click it once to highlight it then click the End Process button at the bottom right portion of the task manager window.

Next click File at the very top portion of the task manager window on the left and select the option New Task (Run). When the Create New Task window opens type: explorer.exe and press OK. Your items will start populating and appearing on the desktop.

You need to run a virus scan because something might have caused this to happen.

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I hope you have the Operating System CD, Incase you have it then try booting from the CD and get to recovery console. Once you are in the Recovery console try typing the below mentioned commands and HIT enter after each line.

attrib bootmgr -s -r -h
del bootmgr
ren temp bootmgr
attrib bootmgr -a +s +r +h

if that doesn't fix then try

bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr


this should fix the problem.

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You should be more specific as to when the problem occured as the solution for each instance would be different. However since there is no other information, please proceed with the following generic solution.
if there is a disk error you should either press ESC (to remove the alert window on the screen) or hit CTRL + ALT +DEL.
within windows you will get the option to start Task Manager. Choose Task Manager. Locate Windows Explorer in the list of processes, select it and press End Process.
All your windows along with desktop and system tray will disappear.
Then within task manager Goto File > New Task.
A Run command window will open. type in explorer.exe and press enter. Your windows along with desktop apps will restart and this time there wont be an i/o error.

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