No icons or task bar just a wallpaper

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Cashten - Jul 4, 2009 at 05:19 PM
 Alice - Dec 29, 2009 at 12:58 PM
Hello, i have a blank wallpaper no icons and no task bar just a wallpaper and cannot start anything what do i do??
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fahd_zboot Posts 12104 Registration date Wednesday November 28, 2007 Status Moderator Last seen April 1, 2021 26
Jul 4, 2009 at 08:53 PM
Hi,

Try to press simultaneously on CTRL+ALT+Del > menu File > New task > ant tape explorer > OK

C u !
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Jul 4, 2009 at 08:47 PM
A program called explorer.exe controls the display of your taskbar and desktop icons. If for some reason it goes missing (you may have killed it using Task Manager, for example, or something more sinister like a virus has deleted it from your processes), then try this first:

1. Open Task Manager (press Ctrl+Alt+Del, then click Task Manager).
2. On the Applications tab, click New Task at the bottom right of the window.
3. Type explorer.exe, then click OK.

If nothing sinister caused it to disappear, it should all come back as it was and you can stop panicking, breathe a sigh of relief, and continue working.

If that doesn’t work, then try this:

1. Open Task Manager (press Ctrl+Alt+Del, then click Task Manager).
2. Go to the Processes tab.
3. Click on the Image Name column header to sort the list alphabetically.
4. Find all explorer.exe processes — select each, then click End Process for each one.
5. On the Applications tab, click New Task at the bottom right of the window.
6. Type explorer.exe, then click OK.

If you get your desktop back you still need to run a virus scan to find and delete the root problem.

Good Luck
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what if task manager doesn't open at all?
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