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I cannot see my desktop icon taskbar and start menu. though i opened it by pressing ctrl+alt+del and going to task manager and running explorer. but when i shutdown or restart my computer i use to go through same process to view my desktop.

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Press CTRL+ESC
If your taskbar reappears, then it was just accidentaly been resized and repositioned somewhere
IF that doesnt work :
press CTRL+ALT+DEL to run task manager. On the File menu, select New Task (Run). Type in "explorer" and press OK.

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The task bar disapeared


run you antivirus program

If CTRL+ESC didn't make it come back, then the program that displays the task bar most likely isn't running.

That program is often called the "Windows Shell", but it's really "explorer.exe". It's the program that not only displays the Taskbar, but also responds to the CTRL+ESC sequence.

The workaround: press CTRL+ALT+DEL to fire up the Task Manager. Now on the File menu, select New Task (Run...). Type in "explorer" and press OK. That should restart explorer and re-display your Taskbar.

hope this helps

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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.

May 27, 2012 | Dell PC Laptops

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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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Lost start button and icons


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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After bootup only Ease of Access and Shut Down buttons visible


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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Desktop apears but with no icons, no start, or menu bar?


Are you running Windows? If you are, the easiest way to fix this problem is to simultaneously hit Ctrl, Shift, Esc. The Task Manager will then pop up. Click "File" > "New Task (Run...)." When the run dialog appears, type "explorer" and then hit Enter. This will force the explorer to launch My Documents (the default folder explorer launches), which, in turn, forces your desktop and taskbar to load.
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Lost connection


If your computer is working ok can you press Ctrl+Esc together to open the start menu and is all your programs listed. if so then go to settings - control panel - click on display - find your advanced option and untick the option for displaying the desktop as a URL...
you can also try simply right clicking on the desktop and tick the option the see all icons but that will not show your tast bar only your icons.

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ThinkPad T60 Desktop Not Restored After Hibernation/Standby


there is something that runs most of the interface between the user and the computer it is called explorer.exe to get the task manager open, you can try pressing CTRL+Shift+Delete another alternative is to do an OS reinstallation.

To get explorer.exe

1) press Ctrl+Alt+Delete; in unsuccessful try Ctrl+****+Delete
2) if task manager opens click on 'New Task..." (if task manager does not open, consider reinstalling your OS or simply don't go into standby/hibernate)
3) Once you get the New Task dialog box, type explorer.exe or C:/Windows/explorer.exe

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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

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