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Screen Stuck On Wallpaper

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by trohrkemper, Oct 12, 2010.

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  1. trohrkemper

    trohrkemper Thread Starter

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    I've been looking all over and I can't get this fixed.
    My XP desktop only shows my wallpaper. I can open programs using Task Manager.
    I can't run sfc / scannow from task manager - it just flickers a square box and disappears. Nothing changes. It won't run.
    It won't let me open any antivirus program.
    I think it's still a perfectly good computer. I don't want to scrap it.
    What should I do?
     
  2. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor

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    Firstly have you also posted this problem on the members account Spring13.
    If you have, please see the message on that account. If both are NOT you, please ignore this part of the post.

    Do you have the XP CD
    While you post that reply, press F8 on start up in and start in Safe Mode, that is just Safe Mode., not Safe Mode with networking.
    If the computer loads Safe Mode AND you can now open My Computer right click the HDD carrying Windows and click Properties, click Tools, click Error checking, click check now, click to check the box "automatically fix file system errors", click START, agree to run on restart and do so.
    DO NOT INTERRUPT IT.
    Report results pls.
     
  3. trohrkemper

    trohrkemper Thread Starter

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    Sorry but that did not fix. Any other ideas?
    Also I'm not the same person as 13 I just had the same problem.
    Thanks;
     
  4. bijoydev

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    Kindly open task manager > process and just that explore.exe file is there or not . If not then click file > new and just write explore.exe and then click ok.. Restart your computer and just see that whether you can see the icon in the desktop or not....
     
  5. valis

    valis Moderator

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    trohrkemper, I've edited out your email; that's a great way to get signed up for spambots.

    thanks,

    v
     
  6. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    In the future, please do not copy someone else's post word for word, even if you have the same problem. It's very easy to put it into your own words and then we won't waste time checking to see if you're posting under two different names when the time could better be spent helping you or someone else.
     
  7. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor

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    Just on the slight chance.
    Right click the desktop.
    Click on Arrange Icons by
    If Show Desktop icons is not ticked. - click it.
     
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