Re: Taskbar and desktop icons gone in Windows XP



wildbill
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Article ID 315270 did not work for me

On the Intel site I checked my chipset using their utility, down loaded the
appropriate "Application Accelerator" and installed it.

This cleared up the problem.

SP2 and xp repair started my little anventure into this realm.






"Patti MacLeod" wrote:

> I was at work all evening, so I didn't get back to your thread until now.
>
> I hope you don't end up having to reformat and reinstall, especially if you
> have stuff saved that you'd hate to lose!
>
> Give this a try.......
> Boot into Recovery Console, and key this in at the command prompt:
> expand x:\i386\explorer.ex_ c:\windows\explorer.exe
> (substitute the x for the actual drive letter designation for the CDROM
> drive)
>
> Boot "normally", and, if the Desktop still doesn't load, see if you can run
> the explorer.exe command from File>New task in Task Manager.
>
> You could also try d/loading the "Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar" VBS
> file onto a floppy disk (assuming that there is a floppy drive on both
> computers) on the computer that you're using to post your messages, then
> placing the floppy in the "problem" computer, and going to File>New task,
> Browse to the file on the A: drive and see if it will run.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> --
> Patti MacLeod
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
> "Scott" <Scott@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1615F95A-3BC7-46DD-A7CF-A2368F2B9721@microsoft.com...
> > Patti: Sorry to keep bothering you...I can't get IE or Windows Explorer
> to
> > start with that method - no error message is returned...the hard disk
> seems
> > about to do something and then nothing - nothing comes up. Perhaps I need
> to
> > do something more drastic.
> >
> > -Scott
> >
> > "Patti MacLeod" wrote:
> >
> > > Open Task Manager, and go to File>New Task (Run...) and key in:
> > > iexplore.exe
> > > Click on OK or hit ENTER
> > > That should open Internet Explorer.
> > > You could also click on the Browse button (after going to File>New Task)
> to
> > > navigate, or key in:
> > > explorer.exe
> > > Click on OK or hit ENTER
> > > That will open Windows Explorer, which you can use to navigate to
> whatever
> > > program or other file you want to open.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > --
> > > Patti MacLeod
> > > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
> > >
> > > "Scott Fallon" <Scott Fallon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:6D683BD5-FE98-4747-8ADC-848B68684A8E@microsoft.com...
> > > > Patti: Thanks! But how can I run that VBS on the machine if I can't
> get
> > > to
> > > > the Internet on the machine (which I can't do because I have not
> figured
> > > out
> > > > how to do that without desktop icons or a taskbar) (I am using another
> > > > machine to post these messages). Thanks.
> > > >
> > > > -Scott
> > > >
> > > > "Patti MacLeod" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi Scott,
> > > > >
> > > > > For the no desktop icons or taskbar problem, see if running this fix
> > > > > (provided courtesy of Kelly Theriot) helps solve the problem:
> > > > > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm (scroll down to line
> 195,
> > > > > right-hand side -->Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar)
> > > > >
> > > > > For the paging file error message, see if the information in this
> MSKB
> > > > > article, "Error Message: Your System Has No Paging File, or the
> Paging
> > > File
> > > > > Is Too Small", helps to resolve the problem:
> > > > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=315270
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Patti MacLeod
> > > > > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
> > > > > "Scott Fallon" <Scott Fallon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> > > > > news:3BF2A1BF-8007-40A9-8960-62877E03F410@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > Had a corrupted Windows XP file so reinstalled from the OEM (Dell)
> > > disk.
> > > > > > Then used Windows Update to update and when rebooted got a
> "missing
> > > > > > \windows\system32\c_437.nls" error. Booted off CD into the
> Recovery
> > > > > Console
> > > > > > and ran chkdsk /r. It said it fixed errors. On reboot I
> sometimes
> > > get a
> > > > > > system error about there not being a page file or one of the right
> > > size
> > > > > and I
> > > > > > should go into Control Panel to fix it. Then the Windows desktop
> came
> > > up
> > > > > and
> > > > > > with alt-ctrl-del I could get into Task Manager but I have no
> desktop
> > > > > icons
> > > > > > and no taskbar...and can't figure out how to get to the Control
> Panel.
> > > > > > Booting in Safe Mode didn't work (still no icons or taskbar).
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
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Re: Taskbar and desktop icons gone in Windows XP