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No taskbar or icons

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by WhiteRabbit, Jul 5, 2007.

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  1. WhiteRabbit

    WhiteRabbit Thread Starter

    Jul 5, 2007
    I recently installed the trial version of PowerDVD 7 (and uninstalled PowerDVD 2.55, because otherwise the installation wouldn't continue) in order to test it out. A few minutes later, I decided to reinstall version 2.55, except I didn't uninstall version 7 before-hand.

    Afterwards, I restarted my computer and logged in. I found that all my icons and my taskbar had gone. Explorer.exe was running, but it didn't seem to do anything, and starting another instance didn't do anything either. I figured it had something to do with PowerDVD 7, since that was the only thing I downloaded in a long time, so I uninstalled it.

    After restarting the computer again, the icons and taskbar were still gone. I found out that I could get them to reappear if I closed the only instance of Explorer, and run it again, but I don't want to do that every time. How do I return things to the way they were?
  2. bonk

    bonk Banned

    Sep 8, 2005
    Try System Restore to a date when you had Icons etc

    Go Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools>>System Restore

    Pick a date in Dark Blue only
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