Desktop will not display after the startup. i run the the task manager using the ctrl-alt-del. explorer.exe is not running under the processes. i run the explorer.exe just to show the desktop. but some of the applications which normally runs are not running in the notification(antivirus, yahoo messenger, etc...)
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Re: Explorer.exe won't load
Hi, your OS is corrupted and may need re-installation. Before that, if you can load explorer.exe manually and see the desktop, then go for a system restore from the system tools to an earlier date. Also try to boot to the known good configuration from the boot menu.
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If CTRL+ESC didn't make it come back, then the program that displays the task bar most likely isn't running.
That program is often called the "Windows Shell", but it's really "explorer.exe". It's the program that not only displays the Taskbar, but also responds to the CTRL+ESC sequence.
The workaround: press CTRL+ALT+DEL to fire up the Task Manager. Now on the File menu, select New Task (Run...). Type in "explorer" and press OK. That should restart explorer and re-display your Taskbar.
Click Ctrl+Alt+Delto get to Task Manager. Hold the Ctrl key, plus Hold the Alt Key then hitthe Del key while holding them.Once the task manager opens Clcik the Processes tab then click the Image NameColumn heading on the left to get them in alphabetical order. Scroll downand look for explorer.exe. If you see it click it to highlight it thenclick End Process.
Next, click the FILE tab at the very top left of the window and select New Task(RUN). When the Create New Task window opens type explorer.exe and pressok. Your start menu, task bar and desktop icons will start appearing andpopulating. if not that means a virus has hidden your files and folders.
I was going to say get to a the task manager by CTRL+ALT+DEL and in the upper left hand corner of the window click File then new task (RUN). Type in explorer.exe and hit ok. This normally brings back your task bar, start menu and desktop icons.
If you can't run it, then you definitely have a virus blocking it. Run a virus scan.
Pretty vague help request "can't get back to desktop". Is the computer booting? Is it that your desktop is blank after it boots with no icons being shown on the desktop? Viruses can hide the desktop and other things on the computer. Maybe your boot process has the problem when it tried to display the desktop. Try hitting the CTRL+ALT+DEL keys. Hold down each key as you hit them and don't take your finger off the keys until after you have pressed the DEL (Delete) Key. This will bring up your Task Manager. In the task manager window click the Processes tab and look for explorer.exe. If you see it click explorer.exe to highlight it then click End Process. After you end the process click FILE at the top left corner of the Task Manager Window and click the option New Task (run). When the Create New Task window opens type: explorer.exe and press OK. This will cause your desktop to reappear with icons if windows had a problem displaying it on the boot process.
Are you running Windows? If you are, the easiest way to fix this problem is to simultaneously hit Ctrl, Shift, Esc. The Task Manager will then pop up. Click "File" > "New Task (Run...)." When the run dialog appears, type "explorer" and then hit Enter. This will force the explorer to launch My Documents (the default folder explorer launches), which, in turn, forces your desktop and taskbar to load.
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Based on the information you have provided, it seems that the issue might be due to the "Explorer.exe" System file.
This is the file which loads the Windows Explorer.
The Windows Explorer in-turn loads all the required Startup Applications.
As the Applications are loaded and the icons are not displayed, you may run the "Explorer.exe" file manually.
By doing this, all the Startup Applications should be loaded.
Steps to run the "Explorer.exe" manually:
1) Press the "Alt, Ctrl and Delete" keys simultaneously.
2) Then, check if you are able to view the "Task Manager".
3) Click on the "File" tab and select the "New Task" option.
4) In the Run command window, type "explorer.exe" and press Enter.
5) This command should execute the "Explorer.exe" System File.
6) By executing this System file, all the Desktop icons should be restored.
Hope this helps.
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Press CTRL+ESC If your taskbar reappears, then
it was just accidentaly been resized and repositioned somewhere IF that doesnt work : press CTRL+ALT+DEL to run task
manager. On the File menu, select New Task
(Run). Type in "explorer" and press OK.
It sounds like you might have ended a program titled explorer.exe. If this is true then when going to ctrl-alt-del in task manager under file > New task, type in explorer.exe. This should solve the problem. I hope this helps, if you have any further problems let me know.