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Desktop icons not showing

My desktop icons and ths task bar appears upon logging in and then disappears after 5 seconds and do not come back anymore. I am using windows XP.anybody out there? please any help with this? i called the company whom i bought my computer, we did safe mode and system restore but it did not solve the problem.Any solution to this?

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  • yemad Jun 13, 2008

    hi thanks for the fast reply...unfortunately nothing is happening even if i right click or left click on my desktop. Any other solution? thanks

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Just go to control panel and open the display setting. then click on the Desktop and thier click on Customize Desktop. thier you are going to find a tab where its writtin Lock my desktop. Just select that an every thing will be fine
hope this will help you

Posted on Mar 26, 2015

Please ensure the 'show desktop icons' is marked or not.
To check right click on desktop and select arrange icons by > and see show desktop icons is marked or not

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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