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Lost icons and start button desktop

Lost icons and start button on computer desktop windows xp

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Mcdevito75 here, You can try to simply use your mouse arrow anywhere on the screen to bring back the icons and start task bar. You can also try to press the Alt key and F4 key together to bring them back.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

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Hp all in on starts and desktop with icons opens but when i hit start button screen goes blank, buffers a minute then goes back to the desktop screen.


question --why are you hitting the start button on a unit that is open and ready to work
if as you say the desk top is showing and icons are showing then click on an icon and it will work

Feb 14, 2018 | HP Computers & Internet

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What does beevwuqat running on my desktop computer mean?Am using win xp.


It you have the Start(and it is rectangular) on you start button it is XP. If it is round your have Vista, or Win7


Click the start button go to Control Panel click on the System Icon
and at the top it will have Windows Vista or 7 or what version you are running

Jul 16, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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Every time when computer restarts,i get new and fresh desk top, how can solve it ?


How do you shut down? With the windows start menu shut down process? Or push the on/off button on the computer? Take a look at this: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/fix-desktop-icons-layout-not-saved-restart/

Jan 01, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Have lost internet icon on aspire one


If you are using windows xp

click on start once you see internet explorer drag the icon on the desk tp.
if you are using windows vista or windows 7

click n the pearl button ,in the search option type internet explorer,once you see internet explorer icon drag it on the desktop

THAT'S IT!!

Sep 25, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Lost pc screen icons


right click anywhere in your desktop and choose the option personalize and choose change desktop icon and then you just have to put a check on the program you wanted to be on your desktop :D

Jul 19, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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The appearance of my icons changed, they now have a small blue square with two right arrow symbyls in the square.


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    Change Default Icons in Windows XP
  1. Step 1 Start Windows in your normal fashion.
  2. Step 2 Click the Start menu and select the "My Computer" option. Alternately, you can double-click the "My Computer" desktop icon if you've enabled it to appear on the desktop.
  3. Step 3 Double-click on your hard drive to open the directory.
  4. Step 4 Find the program for which you wish to change the associated icon. You'll need to know its location on the hard drive. If you don't know where it is, you can use the Start menu "Search" feature to locate it.
  5. Step 5 Right-click on the file, and click the "Properties" menu option. This will open the Properties menu for the file.
  6. Step 6 Click the "Change Icon" button. If there is no "Change Icon" button, you will need to create a desktop icon instead. To do so, cancel out of the Properties menu and right-click the file again. This time, select "Send to -> Desktop (create shortcut)."
  7. Step 7 Click on one of the icons that appears in the list. If the icon you want isn't on the list, click the "Browse" button to search for more icons.
  8. Step 8 Click "OK" once you've chosen the icon you'd like to use.
  9. Step 9 Click "Apply" to confirm your changes, and then click "OK" to close the window.
  10. Step 10 Wait a moment to see the icon change. There are times, like when a lot of system resources are in use, when icon changes can take a moment to appear.

Jan 17, 2010 | Gateway GT5678 Desktop PC

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No icons on my desktop


ok , what you need to do is right click mouse and scroll down / view / check mark view icons and for start go to control panel , display and go to default and u should be fine

Mar 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Windows xp desktop is corrupted


i hope the best way is to format and reinstall with the window xp cd

Jan 21, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Desktop icons does not appear


Have you checked the Documents and Settings folder? Basically, Desktop Icons are just shortcuts/links to actual programs.

Since you know which programs had shortcuts to the desktop, use the My Computer in the Start Menu to go to the Program Files and Windows directories to go to the actual program. Then "Right-Mouse Click" these programs, choose "Send to" -> "Desktop". A shortcut will be created on the desktop.

For the standard Windows Icons, use the right mouse click, select Properties, Go to Desktop, click Advanced then select My Computer, etc....

Jan 14, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Desktop icons lost


Sadly, there is no straightforward command you can use to recover them, but well, there are three ways, really, that you can get your icons back, depending on which ones were lost, that you are referring to. for this, I'm assuming you're running a more recent version of Windows.
----- For Windows XP ------
1) for recently deleted icons- check your Recycle bin, they could still be there.

2)for system-installed icons, such as My Computer, and Internet Explorer- you can recover these by going into your Display Properties (Start -> Control Panel -> Display). Select the Desktop tab, and click on Customize Desktop. Make sure the "General" tab is selected, then, under the "Desktop icons" section, tick off the icons you want to restore. click on "Ok" when you're finished, and Presto! those icons are up on your screen.

3)If the above two options don't work, you may have to add them manually ( a pain, I know). To add a shortcut in this fashion, right-click anywhere on the desktop, and select New -> Shortcut. you will have another window appear on your screen, asking you where the file you are making a shortcut to is located, and what you want to call it. follow the steps, and when you're finished, you should have a working icon. (another option would be to reinstall the software that made the icons, but that's also a pain in itself.).

----for windows vista ----

1) check the Recycle Bin (same procedure as Windows Xp, although, if your recycle bin option is deleted, then you have a problem that can be solved by using #2)

2) For system-installed shortcuts- follow This excellent tutorial.

3)Manually installing shortcuts- same as for XP.

Dec 17, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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