Help locating a file in 2000

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Golfpak2001

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Hi guys,
My boss is having a problem with the comp. Everytime it starts up, it freezes right before the desktop comes up. The wallpaper shows, but there are no icons so he has to hit control-alt-delete to bring up the task manager, then click file--new task run--then clicks on C: and the icons appear along with an error message that says something about a file missing, which is something like this--- '/idlist, :0: 720, C:\

I've tried to find that file on the web with no luck. He can't find the disk to reinstall the files.

He has Windows 2000 Pro on it and it's used for the business with all the clients names and such on there. If he does eventually find the disk, is it possible to do a repair option without losing anything?

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Sounds more like a registry entry that is trying to run something that no longer exists.

How about posting the exact file name and not just "something like".

Try a search of the registry for that file name.
 

Golfpak2001

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Ok, I did some checking and found out the file name only comes up when the task manger is used, so that's not the problem. The problem is, the window icons will not show up, only the wallpaper, then it stops/freezes, thus having to use the task manger to get to the desktop. So forget about the file name and help me figure out why the desktop icons will not show up after booting up.

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Have you tried right clicking with your mouse on the wallpaper?
You should then get a green box appear with the legend "active desktop"
at the top of the box. Left click on Active desktop and the fourth line down should read "show desktop icons".If there is no tick to the left of it,simply
click on the wording and your icons should appear.
 
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