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When I turn my computer on none of my icons on my desktop appear only my background picture. How can I fix this?

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Explorer.exe might be corrupted,can you pull up task manager? press ctrl +alt +delete ,select new task and type exporer.exe, see what will happen

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I assume you are talking about the desktop background that appears with your icons after the system boots up.
Go into the Control Panel and change the Desktop Background.

Click Start/Control Panel and look for Display or Personalization and Appearance and change the background on the display.

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on the desk top right click go to properties a window will open select: personalise on windows7 (not home starter edition)
  1. Open Desktop Background by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_47.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Desktop Background.

  2. Click the picture or color you want for your desktop background.

    If the picture you want to use is not in the list of desktop background pictures, click the Picture location down arrow to view other categories, or click Browse to search for the picture on your computer. When you find the picture you want, double-click it. It will become your desktop background and appear in the list of desktop backgrounds.
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  3. Under How should the picture be positioned, choose to have the picture fit the screen, tile, or be centered on the screen, and then click OK.

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If you choose to have a centered picture as your desktop background, you can also have a color background to frame your picture. Under How should the picture be positioned, click Change background color, click a color, and then click OK.

Windows 7 Starter edition comes with one desktop background, which can't be changed or customized. Please see this link for details.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Personalize-your-computer


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Windows 7 Starter edition comes with one desktop background, which can't be changed or customized. Please see this link for details.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Personalize-your-computer

To change the desktop background

  1. Open Desktop Background by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_47.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Desktop Background.

  2. Click the picture or color you want for your desktop background.

    If the picture you want to use is not in the list of desktop background pictures, click the Picture location down arrow to view other categories, or click Browse to search for the picture on your computer. When you find the picture you want, double-click it. It will become your desktop background and appear in the list of desktop backgrounds.
    8456a207-d4c8-401d-8729-c5dda3f0e72c_15.pngLook for pictures in other locations on your computer

  3. Under How should the picture be positioned, choose to have the picture fit the screen, tile, or be centered on the screen, and then click OK.

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The HP Mini Netbook is a small, lightweight notebook computer shipped with the Windows XP Home operating system. The HP Mini weighs less than three pounds and enables the user to stay connected while on the go. The background, as well as the general look and feel of the desktop, can be configured to suit the user. To change the desktop background on the HP Mini Netbook, configure the settings in the "Appearance and Themes" section in the Control Panel.

1. Click the Windows "Start" button, and then click the "Control Panel" option.

2. Click the "Appearance and Themes" icon, and then click "Display."

3. Click the "Desktop" tab.

4. Click on a picture in the "Backgrounds" list, or click "Browse" and navigate to a picture file on your hard drive. Click the file, and then click "Open."

5. Click the "Position" drop-down box, and select "Center," "Tile" or "Stretch."

6. Click "OK." The HP Mini desktop background is changed.

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  1. You can right click on the picture itself and select "set as Desktop background"

  2. Or:

  3. Click on the Start menu button. Then click on Settings and then on Control Panel.

  4. Double-click on the Display icon or text link. This will open a window named Display Properties.

  5. Click on Background if that tab is not selected. Click on one of the items that appear in the box labeled Wallpaper.

  6. Inspect the preview that appears above the Wallpaper menubox. Use the Display menu to the right to experiment with tiling, stretching or centering the picture that you are previewing.

  7. Click on Browse to use an image stored elsewhere on your hard drive. Locate the image and click Open.

  8. Click OK to change your background, or wallpaper. Click Cancel if you decide to maintain your current settings.



Read more: How to Change the Background Picture on the Desktop ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5177_change-background-picture.html#ixzz1CRtCnmqv

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.

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before you do anything else... try this...
ok, when you see the desktop in the background, but none of the icons pop up... press the following keys Ctrl Alt Delete then go up to "File" and click "New Task(Run...)" in the window type in explorer and press enter... did it work?...


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I have a presario 2100 laptop,when I turn my computer on it goes to the desktop and there are no icons or anything on the screen.just the background.to turn it off i have to unplug it.when i turn it back...


Hello,
When your computer boots and reaches to the background screen, press ctrl+alt+del and see if Task Manager appears.
If it does, then go to File, New Task (Run) and type explorer.exe and press enter. Your desktop should appear. It may have accidentally been removed from startup.

If it does not, then it might need a repair or recovery due to loss of files.

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