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The icons on the desktop disappeared, I have some icons on the taskbar but they do not open the programs.I tried: 1. right -click the desktop-Arrange Icons By- click Show Desktop Icons then 2. right click desktop-Properties- CustomozeDesktop-selected some icons and 3. right click taskbar-under Notification click Customize- check the always show all icons and...-nothing worked. What else can I do? I cannot use my PC at all.

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Hi try system restore .take it beyond the date when your problem first began.(do system restore in safe mode)this sounds like a virus ..i,ve done this before and it worked .if this dosen,t work you can reverse this action..another remedy is a good propriatry virus remover like; trojan remover; or bart pe.this ones used through your optical drive.failing all this reinstall a fresh set of windows.hope this helps.

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1.Right-click the "Start" icon and select "Properties."

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4.Navigate to the programs you want to show on the taskbar through the "Start" menu or on your desktop. Right-click the program and drag it to the taskbar. Choose "Create shortcuts here" from the menu that appears. The icon for the program should appear in the taskbar.

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Hi hugh hinds....
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Hiding Desktop Icons in Windows XPWith a good choice of wallpaper, your computer desktop can add an attractive, even artistic, element to your home or office. Eye-catching desktop wallpaper can be as decorative in its way as a painting or other wall hanging.



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The icons should disappear to leave a clean, uncluttered desktop. To show desktop icons again, repeat the above procedure. When the icons are hidden, clicking on "Show Desktop Icons" will enable the option and the icons will reappear.


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Hiding Desktop Icons in Windows XPWith a good choice of wallpaper, your computer desktop can add an attractive, even artistic, element to your home or office. Eye-catching desktop wallpaper can be as decorative in its way as a painting or other wall hanging.



If you value the aesthetic potential of your desktop, you might like to enhance it even further by hiding the desktop icons.

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Hiding or showing your desktop icons in Windows XP is a simple, two-click procedure.

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  2. In the sub-menu, click "Show Desktop Icons" to uncheck it.

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The icons should disappear to leave a clean, uncluttered desktop. To show desktop icons again, repeat the above procedure. When the icons are hidden, clicking on "Show Desktop Icons" will enable the option and the icons will reappear.


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2...In the sub-menu, click "Show Desktop Icons" to uncheck it.
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The icons should disappear to leave a clean, uncluttered desktop. To show desktop icons again, repeat the above procedure. When the icons are hidden, clicking on "Show Desktop Icons" will enable the option and the icons will reappear.

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your problem is so simple just listen see below

1.go to desktop
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5. click their your prob is solved

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then click desktop
then click customise desktop in web their is lock desktop icon put tick out from their your prob is solved enjoy

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