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I HAD A POBLEM WITH WINDOWS WHEN I BOOT UP ALL I GET IS MY DESKTOP BACKGROUND NO FILES NO START BAR NO PROGRAMS. I PURCHASED THE MX1 THINKING I COULD PLACE MY HARD DRIVE INSIDE AND ON MY NEW DESKTOP COULD DOWNLOAD MY FILES AND FOLDERS WHEN I TURN ON THE MX1 I GET NOTHING ON THE SCREEN THE MX1 IS RUNNING AND CABLES USB ARE CORRECT HELP STEVE

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couple questions...which windows are you running, are their any other hard drives in your computer? and what type of computer, if you built it what type of motherboard.

there could be a couple issues going on. depending on the configuration.

here is my solution for a windows xp box approx time 30-45 min

if no hadware damage...this fixes about 90% of the problems I have seen

one of my fav ways to fix these style of problems is like starting from scratch

all you need is a reg windows boot disc(not a prefab repair disc) those like to delete things
and your windows key

reboot the computer with the windows disc in, followed by a prompt normally to press any key to boot from disc

you will boot to a menu that will ask if you want to repair or setup windows

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press enter to setup windows

windows will then attempt to install and see you have another copy already installed

http://techrepublic.com.com/i/tr/downloads/images/10winxpboot_c.jpg

here tell windows to repair by pressing R
this will then move forward like a regular install it will require your windows key

the good thing here is it will set up windows back to its regular install absed off your hardware plus new hardware without erasing any settings...this process takes about 30 to 45 minutes
hope it helps

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Windows includes a feature called Active Desktop. One of the symptoms of Active Desktop is that it can hide all your desktop icons. To disable active desktop, right-click on the desktop, choose Properties, go to the Web tab, and uncheck "Show Web Content on My Active Desktop".

If that does not work right away, try rebooting the PC after making the above changes..

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