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Missing Desktop Icons and Wallpaper

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jadejoky, Jan 11, 2006.

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  1. jadejoky

    jadejoky Thread Starter

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    I have perplexing problem. Dell Dimension 4600 running Windows Xp Home. SP2. I have no icons on desktop and cannot load any background wallpaper through display properties. They background choices are listed but cannot be selected. I do have icons when running in safe mode. This system was infected with several viruses and lots of spy/adware. Had alot of trouble removing Startpagedu.dll and New Poly Win32 trojans. I am wondering if I missed something. Ran Spybot, Adaware, Webroot Spysweeper, eScan Antivirus Toolkit, Norton Antivirus, Hijack This, CWShredder, AboutBuster, Ewido Security Suite. All of these were ran in safe mode. I also deleted all tempfiles and made sure no rogue services were running. I am lost about what to do next.:confused: Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Jay
     
  2. pehbond

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    click on the task bar at the bottom to load the icons or i think that it is possible to do this under the desktop properties (right click on desktop and properties) have you tried opening a picture then set as wallpaper?
     
  3. ZEUS_GB

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    Go into task manager and check the processes that are running.
    Maybe some are using 100% cpu time, if there is end the process.
     
  4. awalker0878

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    try this:
    run regedit
    navigate to these subkeys:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explor er]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explo rer]
    And
    Delete all restrictions under these ex. NoDesk:DWORD:000000001
     
  5. jadejoky

    jadejoky Thread Starter

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    I tried the above soloutions but nothing seemed to work. I ran regcleaner and it found 4 corrupt dll files. I let it fix them and viola, the desktop was back. Thanks for all of the suggestions.

    Jay:)
     
  6. Nethervue

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    It may be time for a nice clean format...you may have a lot of resident junk files on that sytem leftover from all those viruses.
     
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