When I go into my user account on my laptop, none of the icons show up not even the start menu with the botton bar. I've tryed Ctrl Alt Delete and it say administrator won't let me do it.
When I go into Guest, I have to put Ctrl Alt Delete to have the icon and start menu show up. I've tried to do a system restore in Guest and it won't let me. It says, I have to log off or get the administrator, but my account is the administrator.
How can I fix this problem?
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Re: No Icons show up
When you have your desktop up & displayed, click the right mouse button & it will bring up a menu. Hover your mouse above the "Arrange Icons By" option and it will bring up a sub menu. If the "Show Desktop Icons" option does not have a check mark to the left of it, that is your problem. If there is no check mark, navigate down to it and click on it with your left mouse button and that will make your icons display.
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Do you mean your laptop shows no start menu, no desktop icons? If its
seems like it booted up except nothing is shown on the screen try the
to get to Task Manager. Hold the Ctrl key, plus Hold the Alt Key then hit
the Del key while holding them.
Once the task manager opens Clcik the Processes tab then click the Image Name
Column heading on the left to get them in alphabetical order. Scroll down
and look for explorer.exe. If you see it click it to highlight it then
click 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 press
ok. Your start menu, task bar and desktop icons will start appearing and
populating. if not that means a virus has hidden your files and folders.
If it is not resolved try the steps below:
Shine a flashlight on the dark screen to see if you barely
see the icons on the desktop. If so, then the LCD Inverter is bad.
Plug in an external monitor and see if the display shows up on it. It can be
any kind of monitor even the old big fat crt monitors as long as it has a vga
cable to connect to your computer's vga port. If so that proves your
video card is ok. The video will show on most systems when you reboot
without you having to do anything. Some systems will require you to hit the FN
(Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold down the FN key then hit the correct
key for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru F12). The correct key will
normally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have the icon of a display.
If you see no icons by shinning a flash light and the external monitor works,
then your screen is bad. If you see no icons by shinning the flash light
and nothing shows on the external monitor, then most likely your video card is
Try booting the computer to the safe mode, create one more User Account and then check if the issue persist in the new user. If not, then issue was with the previous user account. If yes, try performing a system restore from the safe mode and check if it helps.
The system tray (in short: systray, nowadays also called taskbar notification area) is the icon strip normally located near the right end of the task bar, next to the clock.
Some Windows XP installations show a peculiar defect in that some systray icons disappear or, rather, do not appear, when the system is booted and the user logs on. The problem is even more prevalent on systems with autologon. The most frequently affected icons seem to be the speaker icon (sound volume) and the power/energy icon.
This has nothing to do with the hide inactive icons settings. The defect shows up when you don't have any icons set for hiding.
In any case, please make sure for now that you haven't activated that setting. Right-click the task bar, click on Properties, uncheck the last check box. You can reactivate it later if all other problems are identified or solved.
Check your Startup folder and the starter registry entries through Start, Run..., type: msconfig, press Enter, to check whether the programs are really started at system start, or use Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc) to see whether the processes are running.
Chances are your profile has become corrupt. There are a few ways to fix this. The one surefire way is to make a new profile and copy your My Documents from the old profile to the new one, as well as My Pictures to My Pictures, etc. To do this you should turn on the pc, and after the first black background screen with logo (most likely) goes away, start tapping the F8 button every second or two until a menu comes up with options like "safe mode" "safe mode with networking" etc. Use the arrow key on your computer and move the highlight to "safe mode with networking". Hit enter on you keyboard. You may need to hint enter once or twice more until you get to a login screen like what you may be used to. Choose your username and login. Hit ok on the initial safe mode screen. If your desktop loads with icons, then your profile is ok, something else is wrong. If your icons don't show up, then we know your profile is corrupt. If your icons are gone, shut down, follow steps to enter safe mode, but choose Administrator as the user, and hit enter with a blank password to enter Administrator profile. Once in there go to Control Panel, and then User Accounts and make a new user. Then restart the comptuter, log in as the new user, and copy your files from the old profile to the new one. Let me know if this doesn't work and we will try something else.
hi... login to safe mode by tapping F8 before u seee the Windows Xp Splash screen... select the option SAFE MODE and wait for a while u ll get the desktop.. then go to USER ACCOUNTS in Control Panel.. and create a new user account... and delete the previous account.. While deleting Make sure to select the option DELETE ONLY ACCOUNT dont select Delete files k... The files from the previous acconut will be saved to the desktop of the new account..
Hi, Looks as if the explorer is not starting up automatically. Try to start the explorer manually by Clicking Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together. This will turn on the Windows Task Manager. Then go to File in task manager> Click on New task(Run)> type explorer.exe This should start up the PC...
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.
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