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Laptop powers up but does not display desktop

When I power up the laptop I get a screen background display,but no desk top symbols display. I have an acer Aspir 3680

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Re: Laptop powers up but does not display desktop

How to enable / disable windows active desktop. Open Display Properties. Click the Web tab in the Display Properties window.

DirectX Help Get the computer into Safe Mode. In Safe mode, click Start / Settings / Control Panel and double-click on the display icon.

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