Icons on Desktop and Start Menu will not open - Acer Aspire 5000
I recently downloaded a Windows update 2/25/09. Now my laptop will not open any folders, programs, or any icons from the desktop or start menu. When I click on the icon, nothing happens. The only icon that will work is the IE. I have disabled WebRoot and AVG., did a system restart backdated to before this last Windows XP update and still nothing....It's like the commands to open the icon (programs, docs, or files) is not communicating. Anyone have any ideas???? Thanks PY
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Run a registry cleaner. It will reconnect the proper registry files with the programs. You will probably average 5-50 registry errors per week. After a while, they will slow or stop things from working.
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I think you need to click right on desktop ...and select ..view..and click the show desktop icons ..try it ..and let me know if this solve the issue .. Good luck ! In case you reinstalled it clean ..and this is the first time ..or you erased teh icons somehow..you just need to make new shortcuts .. For the system icons..just click right on the desktop ..and select properties...and under desktop ..select desktop icons ..or change desktop icons..it is a link on the bottom ...of the window..selecting it will open a window where you can select the icons..and click apply .. For windows 7 ...click right on desktop ..select personalize ..and in the left of the window select change desktop icons..and same thing ...tick the cases..and the main icons will be displayed..apply and OK .. for the rest ..you need to make shortcuts ..from the start menu ..all programs ..one by one ...by clicking right on the program execution ..and select send to desktop .. lets hope that this will not be needed..and it is a simple action like I explained in the first lines...
There are a couple of different ways you may have lost your icons. They could have disappeared when you installed a certain program or even when you upgraded to a new operating system. To enable those icons and more, right click on your desktop and choose Properties. Click on the Desktop tab and hit the Customize Desktop button. Next, under the General tab, check off any of the icons you want to appear on your desktop. Once you do that, they will all be returned to your desktop in full view. You can choose from the icons of My Documents, My Computer, My Network Places and Internet Explorer. Now, on the other hand, you may want to take some of those icons off your desktop. If that's the case, just uncheck them and they will be out of your way.
Create Icons for Shutdown and Reboot
If you find it annoying to access the Start Menu for shutting down or rebooting the computer, create a shutdown and reboot icon for the desktop. Desktop Shutdown Icon
Right click on the desktop Click [New] [Shortcut] to open the Create Shortcut Wizard Type [shutdown -s -t 00] without the brackets. Click [Next] and type a descriptive name of your choosing for the shortcut Click [Finish]
Add a bit of class to the shortcut by assigning it a custom icon. Right click the shortcut, click [Properties] and select the [Shortcut] tab. Click [Change Icon] and select from the icons that are displayed. Desktop Reboot Icon
Right click on the desktop Click [New] [Shortcut] to open the Create Shortcut Wizard Type [shutdown -r -t 00] without the brackets. Click [Next] and type a descriptive name of your choosing for the shortcut Click [Finish]
Add a bit of class to the shortcut by assigning it a custom icon. Right click the shortcut, click [Properties] and select the [Shortcut] tab. Click [Change Icon] and select from the icons that are displayed. A Final Note:
If you happen to be as fanatical as I am about having nothing on the desktop, drag the new icons into the Quick Launch area of the Taskbar.
then use it.
if not resolve it
then use following step ;-
click on start then go to RUN and type SFC /SCANNOW
this command recover all windows lost files, if it will ask windows CD then enter the windows disk.
By going into the Task manager, type windows explorer in the new tab. That should bring up your desktop icons, The reason for this could be that you have a lot of applications trying to load all at once and it can cause some lock up in the system.
A full system repair should be your last choice.
does it start?Yes:go to its BIOS and set your CD drive to be the first one to boot. Read the screen menu on what to press to enter BIOS or read manual. No: Check your power supply if it is properly plugged and the battery for it might be loose.
does it display your windows start button? Yes: right click on the display and select arrange icons by: then select "show desktop icons". No: your computer might not have proper boot up. need to restore and follow the above solution.
restart computer and keep tappig F8 when
select safe mode from advance menu
*select win xp os
*get into safe mode and check
if u dont have any issue
then click on start->run->msconfig
click on selective startup
uncheck load startup items
reboot and chack
if same problem
reboot computerr in safe mode
create new user acount