Taskbar Works, Desktop+Desktop Icons are Gone

EAQJ - Aug 10, 2009 at 11:49 AM
 Ajoshar - Mar 2, 2010 at 12:09 PM
I have rebooted my Laptop normally,
I logged into Windows Vista and i was surprised by having the Desktop disappeared along with it's Icons. The programs work fine... I tried choosing a picture and setting it to a desktop background. Still nothing.
I terminated explorer.exe, The desktop appeared. but since i terminated it, the taskbar and icons are gone.
any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Aug 10, 2009 at 12:12 PM
You open cmd prompt and your run explorer again by writing "explorer"
Thanks but you missed my point.
I Can run anything I want using the start menu and all.
The problem is in my Desktop.
I can't Right click anything, I cant see any Icons and I can't see the wallpaper. that's the problem
hey i have a similar problem

my desktop is gone no icons no background but i do have the start/task bar and i can run most programs even go to control pannel but some things wont work i cant go to my document or on my hard drive i cant click on "Computer" to acces harddrive or dvd drive if i terminate the explorer.exe wich runs on start up and open it again using taskmanager its the same thing no change anyone any idea how to fix this?