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(Solved) Blank screen No icons

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tgreen300, May 27, 2004.

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  1. tgreen300

    tgreen300 Thread Starter

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    Hello guys i attemted to log on to my computer the other day and there was only the screensaver no icons no start menu any info you all could give would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Telstar

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    Hi,
    Please supply some basic info about your system:
    Computer, Operating System, Browsers(s), etc.
    Do you run Spybot, Ad-aware, Virus scans regularly?

    This information will help the experts to help you.

    With no Start Menu it's assumed you cannot get to your System Restore?

    Telstar
     
  3. Emtronics

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    The screensaver or your desktop? XP????? Have you tried Ctrl+Alt+Del? Look to see what program was running? From there you can force the end to the Screensaver.
     
  4. Sassy43

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    I am having the same problem! I am running Wondows XP and when I turned the computer on, there was my wallpaper with no desktop icons. I can access the Task Mrg, but it has been of no help. The only way to enter Safe Mode is through msconfig. This brings up a black screen with the words "Safe Mode" in each corner. It seems to do liitle else. When I first turned it on yesterday there was a message about an invalid path being repaired (?). I don't completely recall the message because I didn't think it was important at the time.
     
  5. tgreen300

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    Hi thanks for the replies guys I am using Windows XP on a Dell 2230 (I believe at work right now ) also not the screensaver i meant to say background display or wall paper thanks for the help guys I have read the forums and this sounds a little common yet I couldnt find any resolve.
     
  6. Emtronics

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    RIGHT click the Desktop and choose "Arrange Icons By..." and make sure there is a checkmark by the "Show Desktop Icons".
     
  7. Sassy43

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    Unfortunately, right click does nothing.
     
  8. Emtronics

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    Can you boot to the Safe Mode? Tap F8 or F5 while the system is posting. (booting)
     
  9. Sassy43

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    Check out message #4. Safe Mode offers me no help.
     
  10. Elvandil

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    Try Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up Task Manager. Terminate the Explorer process.

    Then go to File, New Task (Run) and type "Explorer" to restart it.

    If that doesn't help, repeat the procedure and type: chkdsk /f and restart.

    If that doesn't work, repeat the process but type: sfc /scanboot and restart.

    If that doesn't help, and you'd like to do a System Restore, open Task Manager as before, and type:

    C:\Windows\System32\restore\rstrui.exe

    in that box to start SR (provided your system drive is C: and your system folder is Windows).
     
  11. tgreen300

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    Hello sorry for such the long period between replies yet once i restarted in safe mode icons were there and i simply deleted a program that i had recently installed and problem all gone well thanks once again guys for all your help and support. :)
     
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