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No Start menu when logging on to my Compaq Armada E500 Laptop

When i log on to the labtop it just has a blue screen, no start menu or anything, but i can still do teh Ctrl-Alt-Del and view this window, Task Manager, Change Password etc...

Any clue's to why this is happening????
Many Thanks.. D

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  • Dippy336 Apr 14, 2008

    Thanks for getting back to me... Tried that but nothing happened... Egg timer for a while and then nothing..

    Appriciate the help...

  • Dippy336 Apr 14, 2008

    I did as you said open the Task Manager and in Applications i typed in explorer.exe and got no joy.... so i went in the Processes tab and deleted the explorer.exe in there and tried your solution again and the Desktop appeared..... Thanks a mill...

    Just hope it stays this way when i shut down and restart...

    Many Thanks


  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    No desktop show after Computer restart



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Sounds like Explorer is having an issue loading.
Unfortunatly there are a miriad of possibilities that can cause it.

So try this and see what happens.
Do the CTRL-ALT-DELETE (aka three finger salute)
Goto Applications tab and select NEW TASK
Type EXPOLORER.exe and oress enter.

Explorer (AKA the desktop) should pop up, or give an error.

If you get an error then post back what it says. If it brings up the desktop post back with that result and we can move on from that point.

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

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    Peter Thompson Apr 14, 2008

    Ok, moving right along.

    As before to get into the Application page.

    Type msconfig.exe press enter.

    This is a dangerous place for the inexperienced.. so read eveything, then read it again as you do it.

    A window should pop up.

    Go to the second last tab at the top (Services)

    Press the word "Manufacturer" with the mouse and it will sort out everthing into it's groups by who wrote the software.

    Leave all the Mocrosoft ones alone and scroll down until you see things like Adobe, Unknown etc. If it's not Microsoft, then remove the tick from the box.

    Click apply then close and you will get a warning box, just OK that and it will ask you to restart.

    Post back the result from that =)

  • Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson Apr 14, 2008

    Excellent, just keep the other reply in mind if it does it still after you have rebooted.



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