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No taskbar, icons or wallpaper after boot


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Hello all,

A few days ago my old laptop, a Toshiba, was acting slow, so I decided to try and improve its speed. I used CCleaner with standard settings and disabled some of the meaningless services and start-up programs in MSConfig.

After the reboot after cleaning, random programs stopped working. I got lots of svchost.exe errors when I tried to turn off my laptop. The next morning when I started Vista, there was no taskbar, icons or wallpaper. Just a black screen with one explorer opened. Right-clicking on the desktop was also disabled.

The first thing I did was try to open programs. IE, Opera, Media Player and all other things were still working. I searched the internet for solutions.

I tried the following things already: - Ctrl+Esc to see if Auto-Hide is enabled. - Ctrl+Shift+Esc, stop the explorer process and restart using the Run option. - Entering safe-mode (it was exactly the same as a normal boot). - Creating a different account. - Disable all services and start-up programs, leaving only the necessary hardware drivers. - Scanning for malware using AVG, Avira, McAfee and Malwarebytes. - System recovery to previous state.

None of the things above solved my problem. Every time I restart my laptop, the wallpaper which I have set will be reset to a black screen. My Vista is a Home Premium 32bit SP1. There is more info about my laptop on my profile if anyone needs it.

Thank you for helping in advance.

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difarn

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Glad you have found a resolution - thanks for reporting back.

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