mercoledì 3 ottobre 2007

Windows XP desktop disappeared

What if one day you turn on your PC and instead of displaying the desktop full of icons you'll just see the wallpaper.
And worse, even rebooting in safe mode has the same result.

Before preparing to reinstall the operating system you can try this.

Bring up task manager pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del. Choose "New task" from the File menu.
Type regedit in the run box and search for the following registry key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution.options

There should be two subkeys. One named explorer.exe and the other iexplore.exe.
Delete both keys, close the Registry editor and restart the computer.

3 commenti:

Mr. Nick™ ha detto...

One of my friends had a similar problem few days ago. No icons on the desktop and no taskbar displayed.

I've just restarted the "explorer.exe" process through Task Manager.

It was a virus so, after icons and taskbar displayed again, I started a scan with Malwarebyte's.

Perdona il mio inglese :)

William Wallace ha detto...

Hi Mr. Nick and thanks for your reply.

You are right. That kind of issue is usually related to a virus attack.

Anyway your English is not that bad ;-)

Mr. Nick™ ha detto...

Ahaha thank you. I try the best I can ;)