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No Desktop

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by pizza_sleek, Dec 9, 2001.

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  1. pizza_sleek

    pizza_sleek Thread Starter

    Dec 9, 2001
    When I start up my computer all it displays is the background and the cursor. I have rebooted it heaps and still nothing. It won't display a desktop! When I press ctrl+alt+del it does not say i have explorer open! please help! i have a pentium 3 and windows me
  2. LadyLisa


    Oct 22, 2000
    Try right clicking the Desktop then click on Active Desktop and then click Show Desktop Icons.

    Hope this works.
  3. Bryan


    Jul 3, 1999
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    And if that doesn't work, try restoring a registry copy dated the first day you got the empty Desktop. Here's how to do a registry restore with Windows ME,

    Power down the PC, insert the Windows ME Boot Diskette in the floppy drive and power on the PC. It should boot to a boot menu. Take the option for "Minimal Boot". Once you have an a:\> prompt type in the following command and press enter.

    scanreg /restore

    Now use the Up/Down Arrow keys to highlight the registry backup dated the day you first got the empty Desktop at startup and press enter to restore it.

    Let us know what happens.
  4. deuce


    May 26, 2001
    Do you mean the first day before the lost desktop? (last day of regular desktop) To me I would think restoring to the exact registry would have the same problem.
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