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losing desk top items

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by suzzie0214, Nov 22, 2005.

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  1. suzzie0214

    suzzie0214 Thread Starter

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    hi when i logged on to my computer i lost all my desktop items the desk top bar disapears i went into task and into run i type explorer and it still disapeared i ran spy bot got rid of the spy ware and did a virus scan by gettin my programs from the task grid i can not access any programs from my desk top do you have any ideas how to get explorer to work again ty :eek:
     
  2. BanditFlyer

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    I had a similar problem once. I rebooted twice without doing anything else and the problem fixed itself ! The OS was WinXP Pro. I still haven't figured out the how, why, and what behind my loss and subsequent find of all my desktop items.

    Hope that helps, but I'm not expecting much...
     
  3. suzzie0214

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    ive rebooted a million times i have no items on desk top went into task and found yahoo i can open messenger from there so im on web but still no desk top items thanks for trying
     
  4. BanditFlyer

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    Please post more info such as your operating system, when the problem started, etc. If you are using Windows XP, the easiest solution is likely to be to do a restore to a date when the system was working well.

    If you do a search on this forum for spyware and virus, you will find plenty of free online scans for both.

    Let's wait for someone who has more experience with this type of problem to advise. In the meantime, please post more details about your computer and how/when you noticed the problem.
     
  5. suzzie0214

    suzzie0214 Thread Starter

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    ihave a hp windows 2000 im on cable connection.. i cant acess the internet only yahoo i tryed yahoo search an no way wont work i reboot the task bar on the bottom of the screen comes on then disapears in seconds.. i ran spybot search and destroy got rid of that ran virus scanner had no viruses i have no desktop icons and in task there is no explorer running it is drivin me mad
     
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