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My e-machine desktop doesn't open any windows or my start button. nothing comes out on the monitor it's blank even when i go to new task menu nothing comes out they told me i need to reprogram it but i don't have a disk. is there a program i can download?

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  • Srinivasu Guntumadugu
    Srinivasu Guntumadugu May 11, 2010

    when you turn on the computer, if no icons come up, do Ctrl+Alt+Delete -> File -> New Task -> type "explorer.exe" -> Click OK..


    Now can u see the desktop??

  • Art Ellison
    Art Ellison May 11, 2010

    This is a little confusing. Does your computer start? If so, is there any display on the monitor? If, as you say, the monitor is blank, how do you go to a new task?
    Are you saying that the desktop comes up but there are no icons?


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The best solution is going and purchasing a copy of the operating system, You probabbly can download it but I would not recommend it due to viruses and plus it is not legal to do. So if your inclined to spend a little money go down to a computer store and buy a copy and Reload the operating system.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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    Grand Canyon Tech Apr 22, 2009

    The best solution is going and purchasing a copy of the operating system, You probabbly can download it but I would not recommend it due to viruses and plus it is not legal to do. So if your inclined to spend a little money go down to a computer store and buy a copy and Reload the operating system.

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I did something and now i dont have a start menu


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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What to Do When One of Your Dual Monitors Stops Working


Scenario:
You have two monitors connected to your Windows XP PC and one suddenly stops working. Any windows you have open on that monitor cannot be seen and to make the problem worse, it may be your primary monitor so the task bar with the start button and clock and all your desktop icons are now out of reach.

Pre-Checks:
First things first: Make sure it has power. The power cord could be loose on either end, ensure it is properly connected. Also, cycle the power switch a couple of times on the monitor to see if has become intermittent.

Next, make certain that the signal cable is secure. Sometimes these will become loose and the monitor will go into sleep mode.

Solution:
If you have determined that the monitor just isn't going to be revived and you need to access your system here are some helpful tips:

We will assume a worst case scenario here; the only monitor working has nothing on it but a blank desktop background.

1. Right click on the desktop background and choose properties from the pop-up menu that appears by left clicking on the word 'properties'

2. Press and Hold the 'Alt' key and tap the spacebar one time. This selects a hidden menu that will allow you to move that property window which we must imagine is hiding on the nonworking monitor.

3. Press the letter 'M' key on the keyboard. This locks the window into a move mode. You can now use the arrow keys and your mouse to move the window into view as if we are sliding it from the nonworking monitor to the working monitor. If you are going to use your mouse to move the window, you must press at least one arrow key first to lock the cursor to the window.

4. Choose the Settings tab by left clicking on it.

5. Press the 'Identify' button by left clicking on it. This will help you determine which monitor is working and how it is referenced in the settings. Click on the graphical representation of that monitor. If you saw a large 1 click on the 1, if you saw a large 2, click on the 2.

6. Make sure both boxes have check marks next to "Use this Device as the Primary Monitor" and "Extend my Windows Desktop Onto This Monitor". If necessary, click on the graphical icon for the nonworking monitor and uncheck both of these boxes. IMPORTANT: Before clicking apply, we must first ensure that the computer will not restart itself.

7. Click on the 'Advanced' button. If you do not see the Advanced window, use the same technique as shown in 2 & 3 above to bring it into view. Select the center option labeled "Apply the new display settings without restarting" . Click OK. This will take you back to the 'display properties' and now you can click 'Apply'. A timer box may pop up asking if you wish to keep these settings, choose 'yes'.

Those seven steps should now make your working monitor the primary display so you can take your nonworking monitor in for repairs.

Here is a quick tip to get hidden windows on to your primary screen when they are 'off-screen' either because of a failed monitor or a display resolution change:

1. Right Click on the task-bar (that is the blank part between the start button on the lower left and the clock on the lower right). Make sure you click where there is no other icons, it must be a blank area. A pop-up menu will appear.

2. Select 'Cascade Windows' from the list by left clicking on it. This will bring all the windows from off-screen and stack them onto your primary desktop.

3. Optional: If you only have a few windows open, you may wish to repeat 1 & 2 and select 'Tile Windows Horizontally' or 'Tile Windows Vertically' so that you can see the contents of each window properly organized on the screen.

I hope these tips prove useful for you as they have saved me many, many times over the years. This is especially true when the work needs saved but it was open on the failed monitor. It is also true when a high resolution monitor has been changed for a lower resolution. Windows that are opened and closed at a position on the screen will be reopened to that position the next time they are opened. If the monitor has been changed, then those windows can actually open 'off-screen' where you can't see them. This gives the illusion that you have a program that isn't responding when in fact it is happily being displayed out of view.

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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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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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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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I have a Compac computer that has Windows XP installed (SP2), when I start up the computer, the Windows XP will not run correctly. Once it seems to be opening Windows, my computer screen just looks blank...


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Obviously the graphics card is not capable of supporting the resolution you have set so it go's blank.
Although you can set the resolution via the computer the system will not change it back when you save that setting even though you see nothing, the computer doesn’t know you can’t see anything.
You need to go into the monitors menu (a button on the monitor front panel) and set it back to a supported resolution or default.
Start at 600x800.
Once you see an image on the monitor right click the desktop go to properties then settings and slid the screen resolution bar to the right to a resolution that suits you don’t go to high or you will get the same problem.
1024x768 would probably suit you.
Hope this helps.

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Just simple that it is not contain explorer process


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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

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