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Desktop tab disappear from display properties.can someone help me to fix it?

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  • lakerfan24 Apr 24, 2008

    well my computer has the desktop and the start bar disappearing....but ive read to look for a process called sysu.exe in the task manager to fix it. This hasnt worked. So if anyone can help me.... id really apreciate it....

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  • freddyboen May 11, 2010

    I have lost the two of the tabs in Display and one is Screen Saver.

    How can I get it back.


  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    When posting problems of this nature you need to provide more information. For instance depending on what operating system you are using will greatly affect our ability to answer your question.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    can u show me the picture of your problem or what particular problem in the desktop?



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Paste the following into a file with an extension .reg and run it, it shall solve ur problem


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The desktoptab can be disabled by your Systems Administrator. For example in a corporate environment or a school.

There's a thing you can try though:
1. Go to Start -> Run and type: gpedit.msc and hit the Enter/Return key on your keyboard.

2. Go to User Configuration in the tree on the left. Select Administrative Templates.

3. In Administrative Templates select Windows Components.

4. In Windows Components select Windows Explorer.

5. A list of properties appears to your right. Go to "Turn on classic shell". Doubleclick on it.

6. A dialog appears with a few options. Select "Not configured" and click Apply and then OK.

If done correctly try going to the Display properties tab again. The Desktop-tab should be visible now. This can take a minute or two however after you changed the setting. So if it isn't there the first time, try it again.

Note: if you cannot use gpedit, or Run then your System Administrator had blocked it. Then there is nothing to do.

Let me know if this helped you out, please rate.



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All the posted solution are correct, however if all the solution posted is not for you then, maybe you should scan your system with a potent antivirus, you can do this attaching your HDD to some other computer and scan your HDD there, however if hard for you to do the task, then try boot your system at safemode, by pressing "F8" when computer start and you prompted to boot option.

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