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Why can't I see my desktop icons?

Please help me resolve thisWhy can't I see any icons my desktop. I can reboot in Safe Mode but there are 2 error messages that come up. I realise what I've done as I switched the machine off during a system restore in Safe Mode. I also tried to delete Internet Explorer from add and remove programs as I had my computer scammed and they put a block on my internet service. Is there anyway I can bypass startup so that I can get my desktop back pls? A

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Insert your windows operating system disc and do a repair installation.

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On the safe mode page look for the "last known good configuration"
Should work if it doesn't it may be a a lost cause service pack 3 does this a lot especaily on media centre computers

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Hi Friend,

So you really don't want to format and must have your data's. May i ask you one thing,have you ever created an system restore point...if so you can do the trick. Hw to acess System restore=> start->All programs->Accessories->system tools.And this actually roll-back to your good configuration setting,by this you won't loss any data's....but make sure you do it safe.Do not need to fear that it will damage the OS.Please try on.Click the below links for further deatils:

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My workstaion showing" STOP: c000021a


Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in 'Safe Mode' by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch On.

Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows.

Go to 'Start'--->Programs--->Accessories--->System Tools--->System Restore

Here you will have to check "Restore computer to an earlier time' and click Next
Now you will find one Month Calendar window with Dates below, go to the last month by clicking the '<' sign in the upper left hand corner of the Month Calendar and select any date that you see in Bold.

Click on Next and System Restore will start and windows will take a reboot.

After reboot your problem should be resolved.

If you feel that my answer has helped you in any way then please give a vote.

Apr 06, 2011 | HP xw4400 Workstation - 1 x Intel Core 2...

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Blue Screen of Death - How Do I Fix It


Those who are using Windows operating system are aware about the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and may be they have faced it in their PCs. This is a common error which usually occurred when something wrong with PC in hardware and software. Sometime it occurred when some major problem has been created in PC but it also come when a minor corruption occurred in it. So, the most important thing to recover the desktop screen is to detect the problem.<br /><br />Blue Screen of Death has not proper technical guideline to solve but it has various way to resolve - depends upon condition or error. Sometime it automatically resolves by restarting the PC but sometime it take great effort and time to resolve. In short there is no simple answer of "how the blue screen of death can be resolved?"<br /><br />To get the desktop screen and resolve the BSOD, user has to recognize the error. This error detection can only be done manually because both parts - hardware and software, are checked one by one. At the blue screen the error is displayed but this display shows the error in computer codes which are not easy to understand by the user. But these codes help to diagnose the error. So, once you get the BSOD error write down it on a paper.<br /><br />Unfortunately, if you couldn't get success to resolve the BSOD by rebooting the machine, then you have to do some effort for resolving the problem. It is not easy to concise the instruction of all resolving method that's why there are some hints to resolve but if you cannot resolve the blue screen error through the following guideline, then write the error code on search engine and get method for resolving through Internet.<br /><br />The first method of diagnosis the problem is to check the windows at safe mode. If you couldn't get success to reach the desktop screen in safe mode that's means there must be a hardware problem. One of your computer physical devices has been corrupted or destroyed. To resolve the screen in this condition check your devices one by one in other PC.<br /><br />If you get desktop screen in safe mode, so you're PC has software or driver problem. Once you reach at the desktop screen, scan your PC through anti-virus immediately. The anti-virus will detect the software if there will be anything wrong. If anti-virus detects any software which is virus infected, uninstall and delete the software immediately from your computer, then re-install the windows because your PC have get the virus.<br /><br />Sometime both of the above method has been failed and computer reached at the desktop screen in safe mode and anti-virus also doesn't find any infected file. This is the condition of driver failure. You have to re-install the driver to resolve the blue screen of death.<br /><br />

on Apr 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How do I get out of safe mode on my computer?


Reboot. Typically, safe mode indicates a memory error as recently happened to your pc. It was an enhancement in XP to keep the system from blue screening.
Sometimes when rebooting XP will take you to monochrome screen (think old timey digital) and will ask if you want to boot with SAFE MODE or not. Choose no.
If this does not resolve your problem then I'd either reload Windows or take it to a certified technician.

Nov 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Once booted and desktop loads and all icons then the hour glass is locked on screen. Unable to use mouse or click onto anything. Emachine 580


Please reboot pressing F8 to access safe mode. once there see below

You may be a victim of spyware/maleware infections. You will need to have your system cleaned. This should help resolve your issue.

I would recommend trying CCleaner first to see if this helps you. Please keep in mind this will not rid your system of everything just keep you a float and offer you a fighting chance.

Please keep me posted and updated on your issue. I am here for you and will see your issues out till resolved.

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May 21, 2010 | E-Machines (T2958) PC Desktop

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Grey Screen Apple Start up issue


It appears there may be a possible startup item or issue with your firmware, which may be causing this issue, so I am going to provide some procedures in order to help you resolve this gray screen issue. But first, let me help you remove that disc first:

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Here are some steps I recommend you try to resolve the issue with the disc not ejecting properly

• Reboot your Mac
• Hold down your Mouse button(s) prior to the Apple Chime
• Keep holding the mouse button down while your Mac boots up
• The disc should eject before you reach your Desktop
• When it does, simply release your mouse buttons.
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If this does not help resolve ejecting the disc in your Macbook's drive, you are going to have to take more of a command-line approach:

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From your Desktop:
•Click anywhere on a blank space on your desktop. Now you should see Finder listed near the Apple menu icon.

• From the Finder menu, click on Go, then Utilities from the
drop-down menu. This will take you to your Utilities folder.

• Locate and open the Terminal utility
• At prompt, type: drutil eject

• Now
press the Return key on your keyboard

(NOTE: If you have a CD/DVD drive with a tray, type: drutil tray open press the Return key on your keyboard )en
• This command line should eject the disc from the drive, unless there are mechanical issues with the drive within your Macbook.
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At this point the disc should be ejected from your Macbook. If this is the case, then I will now need to direct you back to Safe Boot mode, but with a little twist, from what you may have tried when you last when to Safe Mode:
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I am going to have you take your Mac into Safe Mode to see if we can't remove a possible folder(s) that may be affecting your Mac's start up function.

Try these steps:
-SAFE BOOT MODE-
• Reboot your Mac
• Upon restarting your Mac, press the Shift key.
• Hold the Shift key until you see a White Screen with Gray Apple icon and eventually a spinning gear.
• When you see the Spinning gear, release the Shift key.
• Allow the Mac to continue booting up. Also this may take a little while.
(NOTE: this may take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to load to the Safe mode screen depending on the performance of your Mac, but if it exceeds this time, shutdown your Mac and try just once more. It may have just frozen up the first time around for you.)
• You are going to enter the Safe Mode (which looks like your main desktop environment the only difference is certain start up items are disabled.)

• Once within the Desktop in Safe Mode
• From the Finder Menu, click Go> Go to Folder
• Type in this line: /System/Library/StartupItems
• This path, is going to take you to the System Library folder which has all of your Mac OS X Startupitems.
• Remove all of those folders to the Trash.

*Reboot your Mac normally and see if you can access your normal User desktop environment.

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Post back to me, if these particular Safeboot procedure does not help. Thanks!

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I Have Windows Vista Home Edition- 32bit. After I use my password to log in the screen is black, my desktop and icons don't come up


Try rebooting, and as it boots up press F8 repeatedly. Choose Last Known Good Configuration and see if that works. If not, try again and boot into Safe Mode.
If you get into windows, go to the control panel>System & Maintenance>Problem Reports & Solutions and see if there are any solutions to this error there. If the problem repeats when you reboot, you'll want to restore the system to an earlier time.
Otherwise, follow the steps in this tutorial to run Startup Repair from your Vista discs.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!


Jun 26, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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At start up my computer reboots 2 or 3 times


Hi there!

Try running on safe mode. Here's how you do that power on your PC press F5 continuously untill you see the boot menu and select safe mode. from there run the following: antivirus, checkdisk and spyware removal. hope it helps.

Mar 18, 2009 | Medion M3 Director 5100 PC Desktop

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You may be a victim of software counterfeiting


Hi Shilpa,
Thanks for sharing your problem with details.
there are two reasons for the messege you get,
1. you are using at least one or more pirated software
2. Your system is infected with a deady virus.
To resolve this in administrator login:-
  • Please try to start your system in safe mode (Press F8 while system boots)
  • Try to uninstall undesirable Sw
  • Reboot system in Normal mode
  • control panel --> administrative tools --> Event viewer
  • note down the red indicated errors and notedown corresponding programs/tasks
  • Open task manager and disable those tasks
  • Uninstall the tasks those are reported in error
  • Clean registery using cCLeaner or SystemMechanic
  • update browser and update your messenger
Even if you have problems please write or call me

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Jan 29, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I RECENTLY PURCHASED A OLDER DIAL UP ACER ASPIRE COMPUTER FROM A FRIEND, I DOWNLOADED NET ZERO, LOGGED ON A COUPLE OF TIMES, THEN WHEN I TRIED TO LOG BACK ON THE WINDOWS PROFESSIONAL CAME ON THE FRONT...


Hi Elaine, Sorry to hear about your computer problem. I will make it very easy for you to resolve this issue. Reboot the computer. As soon as the computer starts, press the F8 button. This will bring you into safe mode. Once you are in safe mode, select " last good known configuration". Let me know the outcome or if you need additional help. Thanks, Mike

Nov 02, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Taskbar and Desktop icons flash/flicker on and off and don't allow her to open the Start menu or click any of the icons


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
click applay
click close
reboot and chack
if same problem
reboot computerr in safe mode
create new user acount

Feb 18, 2008 | Lenovo 3000 C200 Notebook

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