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Solved: Windows 7 64 bit, boot to wallpaper only, no task bar or icons

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by PhilSmith, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. PhilSmith

    PhilSmith Thread Starter

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    Morning All,
    This problem has been posted before, but I couldn't get resolution.
    I have Windows 7 Pro on a 64 bit desktop.
    Had a few problems recently - no display signal on boot, but thought I was on top of it.
    Booted system this morning, and only got to the Wallpaper (heard Windows audible sound on boot). No task bar, no program icons, couldn't access Ctrl+Alt+Del - just a black screen.
    System boots in Safe Mode OK
    Worked a few issues found on the web (separate laptop).
    No cause for concern - a number of backups & cloned disks.
    Fitted a clone disk from 10 days ago and the problem is exactly the same.

    This would indicate a hardware problem?

    Appreciate any thoughts
     
  2. WiredWriter

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    I'm no expert, but if it works in safe mode, but not in reg with even an older disk, wouldn't that make it a non-windows hardware problem. Have you recently gotten a new mouse? video card? ect?
     
  3. PhilSmith

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    No - nothing has changed. Originally, I thought it might have been time to reinstall windows, but not so sure now.
    I replaced the onboard battery recently - more to ensure it wasn't the problem. Things were OK after that though.
     
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    Definitely a hardware problem - reinstalled Windows, and problem still exists:(
     
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