Missing Taskbar and Icons

  JF25 22:39 22 Aug 09
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My friend's computer was working fine when she switched off but when she restarted it her desktop contained only wallpaper. no start button or taskbar or icons. She is using Windows XP Home.
I am sure there is a way of getting everything back but I do not know where to start. Any advice would be welcome.
John

  Technotiger 22:47 22 Aug 09

Just try a normal re-start.

  birdface 23:12 22 Aug 09

Try Safe mode.Just keep tapping F8 as the computer starts.And try a system restore and see if that sorts it.

  ambra4 23:22 22 Aug 09

Restore Missing Desktop Icons and Taskbar

click here

  birdface 23:44 22 Aug 09

Or just press the windows key on the laptop.See if that opens the start programs.She can then go into help and support and start system restore from there.or right click in the center of the screen and make sure show descktop icons is ticked.

  rdave13 00:15 23 Aug 09

195 right column, instructions to install at top.

click here

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