Missing desktop and start menu and taskbar

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danmiller3

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Hi folks -
A friend of mine is running XP and has a bizarre problem that I can't figure out. Their desktop, start button and taskbar have completely disappeared. They can only run applications by using the task manager to manually browse to the application and launch. All of the apps work perfectly fine, it's just they have no desktop.

I'm sure I am missing something obvious, but this one has me stumped...

Thanks,
--Dan
 
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Open task manager and select: File> New Task (Run..) and type explorer then OK. If that doesn't work.
Try this from kelly's-korner. Line 117 Restore Taskbar and Start Menu. Instructions to run Regedits at top of web page.
 
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