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Desktop icons and start button issue

My emachine starts up as normal and when i log into my user name the desktop background shows up except my desktop icons and the start button so i cant go into nothink what shall i do?

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Hit CTRL-ALT-DEL

Task manager will come up.

Then click File, New Task.

Then type explorer.exe

This will load the things that you're missing. These things are probably missing because you have a virus. Make sure you do a scan.

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