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Missing Desktop Icons

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jwright132, Sep 13, 2004.

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  1. jwright132

    jwright132 Thread Starter

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    I was running Windows ME on my PC, and was getting several crashes and freezes, so I installed Windows XP, for 30 days and it helped with the freezes and crashing, but the software expired, and when I tried uninstalling XP I could not, so I re-installed XP, but this time after it was finish There was no icons on my desktop, and the add\remove program was empty. I can seem to get my desktop with all the links it had before, and some of my programs like Norton antivirus will not run. Can you please advise on any steps you think I can take to solve this problem.

    Thanks

    John Wright
     
  2. bobol

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    oooh.... watch the double posting, much frowned upon here---in fact delete this one/via edit button, and follow the other post you have.
     
  3. hewee

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    Never tried this but found this tip.

    Restoring a Lost Desktop

    Submitted 3/15/00

    If you ever lose the Desktop but Explorer is still running with the Start Button,
    you can do this to bring back your Desktop in a Windows box.

    1. Click Start
    2. Click Run
    3. Type a period " . "
    4. Then press Enter
     
  4. bobol

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    moderator may want to be called to attention on this double post by jwright as confusion starting......
     
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