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

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PhilSmith

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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
 
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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?
 

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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