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No desktop, no taskbar, no icons - Virus?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by hydro1, Oct 2, 2003.

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  1. hydro1

    hydro1 Thread Starter

    Oct 2, 2003
    When I boot up the computer, everything looks normal through the Windows screen until I get a momentary flash of the Explorer taskbar in the lower left corner of the screen, then just a blue screen. No taskbar, no icons, no response to left or right click. Same in safe mode.

    I tried a reboot from the startup disk, then reloaded Windows 98 and same problem. Is this a virus? any suggestions on how to fix it?

  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    It's usually a conflict between shell files installed by one version of Internet Explorer conflicting with older Windows shell files.

    A reinstall usually corrects this. I would try it again, only this time first boot to a command prompt and enter:

    ren c:\windows\system\iemigrat.dll iemigrat.old

    If you want to try a more labor intensive approach to resolution, see the comments here:

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