What to do when the desktop disappears??

Posted: 01-23-2009, 07:33 PM
I was merrily working in XP (all updates) with a pcAnywhere session and
a session in IE on a different computer when "the lights [not literally]
wnet out." The desktop disappeared. I tried keystrokes like crtl-esc
to bring up a menu, but no luck. A ctrl-alt-delete allowed me to shut
down the computer (I was dutifully queried by the OS about saving files
I had open but which I could not see, and I was able to reboot without
any problem.

Is there anything that can be done at a moment like that to restore the
desktop/start menu/task bar, etc???? Or is rebooting the only option?

Thanks

What to do when the desktop disappears??


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Re: What to do when the desktop disappears??
Posted: 01-23-2009, 07:42 PM
instead of rebooting with
the task manager,

simply launch the task
below via the apps tab:

explorer.exe

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"ken" <kenk@usenet.org> wrote in message news:gld624$q05$1@news.motzarella.org...
> I was merrily working in XP (all updates) with a pcAnywhere session and a session in IE on a different computer when "the lights
> [not literally] wnet out." The desktop disappeared. I tried keystrokes like crtl-esc to bring up a menu, but no luck. A
> ctrl-alt-delete allowed me to shut down the computer (I was dutifully queried by the OS about saving files I had open but which I
> could not see, and I was able to reboot without any problem.
>
> Is there anything that can be done at a moment like that to restore the desktop/start menu/task bar, etc???? Or is rebooting the
> only option?
>
> Thanks
ken
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Re: What to do when the desktop disappears??
Posted: 01-23-2009, 11:32 PM
db ´¯`·.. ><)))º>` .. . wrote:
> instead of rebooting with
> the task manager,
>
> simply launch the task
> below via the apps tab:
>
> explorer.exe
>
Thanks. Hopefully, it won't happen again, but I will try explorer.exe
to restore the desktop..
 
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