Re: desktop problems?
Try this. When your at your almost blank Desktop, press Ctrl+Alt+Del on
your keyboard and open Task Manager. On the Processes tab of Task Manager,
if explorer.exe is running, right-click on it and Choose End Process. If it
doesn't restart automatically, switch to the Applications tab, and from the
File menu, choose New Task. Type explorer.exe in the Run box, and press
Enter on your key board.
If explorer.exe is not running on the Processes tab, switch to the
Applications tab, and from the File menu, choose New Task. Type
explorer.exe in the Run box, and press Enter on your key board.
"stevie mcg" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I upgraded to Vista a couple of days ago. Then one time all of a sudden
> I successfully typed in my password and loged into the system, all that
> appeared was the My Documents window and a black desktop in the
> There are no desktop icons and no taskbar at the botton of the screen,
> nothing. I've tried restarting the laptop on several occasions but the
> thing occurs. When I go into the Control Panel and try to select the
> option nothing happens. What is strange is that when I play a video that
> contained in the my documents folder Windows Media player works perfectly
> Likewise when I open up pictures or word documents, the progams seem to
> I am worried the computer may have picked up some sort of weird virus!
> Please help!