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Windows XP... Problem:

Desktop icons like my computer and other icon and start menu not shown after login and message shown that explorer.exe is corrupted

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Re: Windows XP... Problem:

Select boot from CD at Bios setup.
. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive and restart.
. At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER to continue.
. Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.
. you will be prompted to repair the existing Windows XP installation.

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Re: Windows XP... Problem:

Reinstall clean copy of windows xp! refer HERE or THIS

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Icons are missing from computer screen

  1. Right-click the desktop.
  2. Point to Arrange Icons By.
  3. Click Show Desktop Icons.

B. To re-create the Show desktop icon yourself, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type notepad in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Carefully copy and then paste the following text into the Notepad window:[Shell]
  3. On the File menu, click Save As, and then save the file to your desktop as "Show desktop.scf". TheShow desktop icon is created on your desktop.
  4. Click and then drag the Show desktop icon to your Quick Launch toolbar.

Feb 05, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Xp cant start after welcome massage

Does it only show the desktop wallpaper and does not show the icons, taskbar, and start menu? well the explorer.exe is missing in the Processes which you can see in the Windows Task Manager
the following are the reasons for the problem
-Your PC is infected by a virus/malware or any harmful softwares which blocks the explorer.exe and disables it to run at startup
-Someone or something deleted your explorer.exe that is why it cannot be found
if this is not the cause of your problem i would be glad to know what is it.

hope it helps

Jul 14, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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I got a new computer i cant see my web icon no more

Assuming you have one of the Microsoft Windows operating systems (Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, etc.) go to Start -> All Programs -> Internet Explorer.

To add a shortcut to the Start Menu, right click on Internet Explorer icon, and select "Pin to Start Menu".

To add a shortcut to your desktop, right click on Internet Explorer icon, and select "Send to" -> "Desktop (create shortcut)"

Mar 24, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Start Menu And Desktop Icons Are Gone The start menu and desktop icons are gone. When I right click on the desktop nothing happens. I have to do things with the task manager only! How do I get them...


First of all Start up menu and desktop icon doesn't appears because explorer.exe doesn't loads properly which is a system component file mandatory for the computer to load...Now the solution:-

Press CTRL+ALT+DEL simultaneously ONLY when you don't see any icons or the start up menu
Windows TASK MANAGER will appear.
Now click on FILE top left corner>>>NEW>>Type explorer.exe>>Click OK or enter

You will be able to see all the icons

Now the Software Counterfeiting problem..This happens when your copy of windows doesn't pass the Genuine test..Now this doesn't mean that the copy which your using is not genuine.Even if its not genuine i.e. pirated..there's a common solution for it.
Click on the following link to download and install WGA remover which will remove the Software Counterfeiting problem..

I hope this fixes your problem,If it doesn't please reply

Thanks & Regards

LoNg liVe ThE GeeKs!!!!!

Dec 11, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Icons and start menu in the computer doesn't work?

press control + Alt + Delete. go to task manager if you arent already sent there. Then go to File > New Task(Run..) and type: explorer.exe press OK
That should make the start menu and icons appear if this doesnt i suggest re-installing windows.
Hope this helps

Jan 26, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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On my pc not any icon or start menu can be shown only wallpaper can be here

To solve this issue..

1) Click CTRL+ ALT + DEL at a time..

2) You will find Task manager option..

3) From that select process tab..

4) Then select explorer.exe...  And select end process..

5) Then select application tab...

6) And click o new task..
7) In the bar type explorer.exe..

8) Then select ok..

Now the icons will be reloaded.

Jan 02, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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My internet explorer icon is missing on the desktop and im using windows xp

Is this the only icon that is missing?
If so, find the folder C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer (assuming you have drive "C" as your main drive). You should find a file called "iexplore.exe". If you're viewing the folder with "Tiles" as your view option, you should recognize the internet explorer logo on this file.
When you find the file, right-click on the icon, and select "Send To" from the drop down menu. Another menu should appear, and from there, select the "Desktop (create shortcut)" option. This should put the icon back on your desktop.
Hope that helps.

Dec 02, 2009 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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How do i get rid of total security the bogus anti virus software?

  1. Print out these instructions as we will need to close every window that is open later in the fix. Due to this malware infecting Internet Explorer, it is suggested that you use Firefox or another browser when following these instructions.

  2. Before we can do anything we must first end the Total Security process so that it does not interfere with the cleaning process. To do this we must first download and install a Microsoft program called Process Explorer. Normally, we would have you use the Windows Task Manager, but this rogue will disable the ability to run it. Please download Process Explorer from the following link and save it to your desktop:

    Process Explorer Download Link

  3. You should now have the Procexp.exe file on your desktop. You now need to rename that file to iexplore.exe. To do this, right-click on the Procexp.exe and select Rename. You can now edit the name of the file and should name it to iexplorer.exe. Once it is renamed you should double-click on the file to launch it.

  4. Once the program is running, you should be presented with a screen similar to the one below.


  5. Scroll through the list of running programs until you see a process named tsc.exe. When you see this process, select the tsc.exe process by left-clicking on it once so it becomes highlighted. Then click on the red X button as shown in the image below. Newer versions of this executable may be using names consisting of random numbers or characters. If you see a process that is composed of random numbers or characters and has a shield icon shield-icon.jpg or a padlock icon padlock-icon.jpg next to it, then you have found the process you need to terminate.


  6. When you click on the red X to kill the process, Process Explorer will ask you to confirm if you are sure you want to terminate it as shown in the image below.


    At this point you should press the Yes button in order to kill the process.

  7. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, or MBAM, from the following location and save it to your desktop:

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Download Link

  8. Once downloaded, close all programs and Windows on your computer, including this one.

  9. Double-click on the icon on your desktop named mbam-setup.exe. This will start the installation of MBAM onto your computer.

  10. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button.

  11. MBAM will now automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program before performing a scan. As MBAM will automatically update itself after the install, you can press the OK button to close that box and you will now be at the main program as shown below.


  12. On the Scanner tab, make sure the the Perform quick scan option is selected and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer for Total Security related files.

  13. MBAM will now start scanning your computer for malware. This process can take quite a while, so we suggest you go and do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan. When MBAM is scanning it will look like the image below.


  14. When the scan is finished a message box will appear as shown in the image below.


    You should click on the OK button to close the message box and continue with the TotalSecurity removal process.

  15. You will now be back at the main Scanner screen. At this point you should click on the Show Results button.

  16. A screen displaying all the malware that the program found will be shown as seen in the image below. Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.


    You should now click on the Remove Selected button to remove all the listed malware. MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so. Once your computer has rebooted, and you are logged in, please continue with the rest of the steps.

  17. When MBAM has finished removing the malware, it will open the scan log and display it in Notepad. Review the log as desired, and then close the Notepad window.

  18. You can now exit the MBAM program.
Your computer should now be free of the TotalSecurity program. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the PRO version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future.
If you are still having problems with your computer after completing these instructions, then please follow the steps outlined in the topic linked below:
Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log

Associated Total Security Files:
c:\Program Files\TSC
c:\Program Files\TSC\tsc.exe
c:\Program Files\TSC\Sc2C21UvvM.exe
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\TSC.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\TSC
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\TSC\Help.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\TSC\Registration.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\TSC\TSC.lnk
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Uninstall
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Uninstall\Uninstall TSC.lnk
Associated Total Security Windows Registry Information:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{D263FA6D-84CC-48A8-9AF6-C664362B7A5B}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "1FD92E3F7C34799BFB075C41DA05D1FE"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"

Sep 29, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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Desktop does not show after the logon

1.This is windows explorer.exe problem
when u r logon press Ctrl+Alt+Delete

taskmanager is open click applications > new task .write explorer.exe then click ok

show ur desktop icon

2. This is windows explorer.exe problem
when u r logon press Ctrl+Alt+Delete

taskmanager is open click new . browse click desktop and right click my computer click manage local user and groups then right hand side right click user and create new user account
then restart ur system

login ur new account

May 14, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Explorer doesn't start

go to Start > Run > msconfig

In General tab
make sure you are set to Normal Startup.

Mar 18, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 for...

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