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My icons will not come on my desktop

When I turn on my laptop it goes all the way to my desktop but then nothing happens. I have to go to task manager to turn it off because I can't get to start to log off or shut down. I need to do school work but can't get my computer to work. i figured I could go to task manager and do something but that didn't work and it's not the battery otherwise it wouldn't come on.

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  • charlie2230 Mar 04, 2008

    When I start my computer it starts with windows but then the screen goes blank no icons appear. Do I go on to the Safe Mode before starting the Task Manager to start 'explorer.exe'

  • ali_wechahy Jul 05, 2008

    when my laptop started the desktop icons and the start menu didn't appear. i usually open the task manger and run the explorer every-time i turned it on. please can anyone help me to fix this problem

  • dollym Aug 13, 2008

    Hi ,

    My computer have a same with other computer .Desktop icons and start menu didn't appear , I already try your one solution but i can't ..please give me the best solution ,i already use "explorer.exe"..

  • ritter726 Aug 17, 2008

    I use Windows 2000 Server Professional Service Pack 4, I have the same problem, but I can't get my task manage to pull up. I press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and the window appears, but clicking on Task Manager does not do anything. How do I fix this?

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    what do i do i got the same problem i cant get the icons to come up on my desktop when i try to drag my mouse i con turns into a circle with a line through it x.x help pl0x >.> all i see on the desktop is the wall paper everything else works fine e.g. the task bar and internet explorer.


  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    yeah that didnot work any other ideas bright spark


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This maybe due to the "explorer.exe" process not running. Try pressing ctrl-alt-del, to start the task manager then select the "processes" tab and click on "file". In the "create new task" window type "explorer.exe" (without quotes) & click OK. Your desktop icons should magically appear!

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