windows startup



no start up menu on my desktop
07-10-2005, 02:00 AM
when i boot up my computer and i see my windows desktop for the first time,
there are no desktop icons or a start menu/bar at the bottom ofmy page. the
only window that comes up is MY COMPUTER. i am not able o right click on my
desktop or make any changes to its appearance. all programs work, however, i
just have to access them through the MY COMPUTER windown. and if i "x" out
of that window i have no way of returning to it. my only option is to shut
it down. what happened???

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:00 AM
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Item No. 195 (right column), click on "Restore Desktop Icons and
Taskbar".

Install this registry fix, then reboot your computer.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"no start up menu on my desktop" wrote:

| when i boot up my computer and i see my windows desktop for the first time,
| there are no desktop icons or a start menu/bar at the bottom ofmy page. the
| only window that comes up is MY COMPUTER. i am not able o right click on my
| desktop or make any changes to its appearance. all programs work, however, i
| just have to access them through the MY COMPUTER windown. and if i "x" out
| of that window i have no way of returning to it. my only option is to shut
| it down. what happened???

Computer dummy
07-10-2005, 02:00 AM
I have the blue screen and was told by gateway to re-install the xp disk. I
am having trouble doing this as I am not sure how. Is there anyway you can
help me with this. I am using my daughters lap top right now.
Thanks,
Shannon

"no start up menu on my desktop" wrote:

> when i boot up my computer and i see my windows desktop for the first time,
> there are no desktop icons or a start menu/bar at the bottom ofmy page. the
> only window that comes up is MY COMPUTER. i am not able o right click on my
> desktop or make any changes to its appearance. all programs work, however, i
> just have to access them through the MY COMPUTER windown. and if i "x" out
> of that window i have no way of returning to it. my only option is to shut
> it down. what happened???


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