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Desktop icons do not load when pc is restarted - something in the regestry was accidentially deleted. How can this be fixed? System restore didn't work. Thanks!

Desktop icons are not loading when computer restarts - something in the registry was deleted - how to fix??? thanks!!!

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If this is windows xp log in as the local administrator and rename the folder that accounts profile is in (c:\documents and settings\%user%). Log off local admin and log back into the account you were having trouble with. If that fixes it go back into the profile you renamed and copy the old info from desktop etc into the profile it created after you renamed the old one.

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Mate I had the exact same problem as you on one of my mates pc's but i managed to get it fixed.

It was due to a virus which was hidden really well away in the system folder. I suded AVG Anti VirusDesktop icons do not load when pc is restarted - s - mag-glass_10x10.gif, Spybot Search and Destroy and also Ad Aware.. which found the file.. and quarantined it.. then I just deleted the file thru explorer.. and ran these three again .... then restarted and hey presto all was ok !

My mate already had AV Software on his machine - he just hadnt updated it hence why this one got in, which effects the log in process.

hope this helps

Posted on May 28, 2009

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4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information.
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7.To start the system restore, click Next.
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    This happens when you might have tried to use a corrupted CD or a file has been deleted or corrupted.

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