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Cannot see desktop

My OS is window Vista. 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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JUST OPEN YOUR WINDOWS AND RIGHT CLICK ON YOUR DESKTOP GO TO ARRANGE ICONS BY AND THEN CLICK SHOW DESKTOP. YOUR DESKTOP WILL BE SHOWN.

IF STILL HAVE PROBLEM AGAIN RIGHT CLICK ON DESKTOP GO TO PROPERTIES CLICK-> DESKTOP-> CUSTOMISE DESKTOP-> GENERAL AND CHECK ALL UNCHECKED ITEMS AND CLICK OK.

IF STILL HAVE PROBLEM YOU JUST NEED TO REINSTALL YOUR WINDOWS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM.

THIS WILL DEFINETELY SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM.

BYE

PLS. RATE MY SOLUTION

KETAN

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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JUST OPEN YOUR WINDOWS AND RIGHT CLICK ON YOUR DESKTOP GO TO ARRANGE ICONS BY AND THEN CLICK SHOW DESKTOP. YOUR DESKTOP WILL BE SHOWN.

IF STILL HAVE PROBLEM AGAIN RIGHT CLICK ON DESKTOP GO TO PROPERTIES CLICK-> DESKTOP-> CUSTOMISE DESKTOP-> GENERAL AND CHECK ALL UNCHECKED ITEMS AND CLICK OK.

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BYE

PLS. RATE MY SOLUTION

KETAN.

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