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Cant view icons on the desktop but i can see the start button

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  • manshachhabr May 14, 2009

    thanks for ur help

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Right click on the screen and then click on " view desktop icons " and you will be able to see the icons

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: desktop icons and start button issue

Hit CTRL-ALT-DEL

Task manager will come up.

Then click File, New Task.

Then type explorer.exe

This will load the things that you're missing. These things are probably missing because you have a virus. Make sure you do a scan.

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SOURCE: lost icons and start button desktop

mcdevito75 here, You can try to simply use your mouse arrow anywhere on the screen to bring back the icons and start task bar. You can also try to press the Alt key and F4 key together to bring them back.

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