Deasktop Icons disappear

Posted: 01-19-2009, 08:35 PM
When I start my computer it boots up and shows my destop Icons and start bar.
Once it is done all Icons and start bar disappear. I cannot even right click
and and adjust my desktop settings.

Deasktop Icons disappear


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Re: Deasktop Icons disappear
Posted: 01-20-2009, 05:46 AM
Feds33 wrote:
> When I start my computer it boots up and shows my desktop icons and taskbar.
> Once it is done, all Icons and taskbar disappear. I cannot even right-click
> and adjust my desktop settings.
This is what ju.c suggested in another post:

Desktop Icons and the Taskbar Fail to Load at Startup

This problem may be fixed by using one of these 4 repairs.


(1) Restore a Missing "userinit" Registry Value:

1. Copy below and paste into Notepad:

----------copy inside only----------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"Userinit"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM32\\userinit.ex e,"

----------copy inside only----------

2. If your Windows is not on drive C: replace C: with your Windows
drive letter and Save As Userinit.reg (or any name + .reg).
3. Double-click or right-click and merge into the registry.
4. Restart.


(2) Delete an Incorrect "Explorer.Exe" Entry in the Registry:

1. Open the Run box and enter:

regedit

2. Go to this key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image
File Execution Options]
3. If you see "explorer.exe" as a subkey below, delete it.
4. Restart.


(3) Restore a Missing "explorer.exe" Entry in the Registry:

1. Copy below and paste into Notepad:

----------copy inside only----------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"Shell"="explorer.exe"

----------copy inside only----------

2. Save As WinLogon.reg (or any name + .reg).
3. Double-click or right-click and merge into the registry.
4. Restart.


(4) Exlorer.exe is Missing:

If explorer.exe is not in C:\WINDOWS\ then insert your Windows CD and,
using the 'Task Manager' (File -> New Task), run the 'System File
Checker' utility with this command:

sfc /scannow

If the 'System File Checker' didn't replace it, boot to the Recovery
Console with the Windows CD and copy explorer.exe manually:

1. Insert the Windows CD and restart.
2. When setup begins, choose the "Repair or Recover" option by pressing "R".
3. Once at the command prompt, enter:

expand D:\i386 /F:EXPLORER.EX_ C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe /y

(D: is the CD drive letter, C: is the Windows partition, change if
necessary
4. To exit the Recovery Console, type:

exit.

If the desktop still does not load then, from within the Task Manager,
run a new task to open the Registry Editor:
regedit.exe
and check the registry data from above, adding as necessary if it is
missing or incorrect.

Also check that this policy is not enabled:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDesktop"=hex:00,00,00,00


ju.c


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