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My dell latitude laptop does not show any icons on the desktop and no START button

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You need to hold alt, ctrl and delete, task manager will pop up. Then under the applications tab select new task. Now type in explorer.exe and then click ok. This should bring your laptop back to normal, tell me how it goes as I am here to help.


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  • demersm Nov 09, 2010

    The Task Manager did not pop up. Still a static screen with no icons and no taskbar and no start button.

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    damnor01 Nov 09, 2010

    Ok window is not executing properly, you are going to have to either virus scan and then repair Windows or format and reinstall Widows, have you tried giving it a bit more time to enter windows? Just leave it running for at least 20 minutes unplug your internet connection and all other USB devices that are not essential. Enter the BIOS and ensure that primary boot device is the HDD with windows on. Remember to rate solutions once your comment or responce is replyed to as you can only rate once.

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    damnor01 Nov 09, 2010

    You need to hold down Ctrl, Alt and Delete together.



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