No desktop, no taskbar, no icons - Virus?

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hydro1

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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?

John
 
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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:



http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?postid=979047#post979047
 
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