Help me Please anyone

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smileddolphin - Sep 12, 2009 at 11:12 PM
 xpcman - Sep 13, 2009 at 02:13 AM
Hello,
I've lost all my icons and start taskbar and have no way of getting into my control panel or my computer or my documents. I don't even really know how I am able to get on explorer to ask a question does anyone know how i can restore my icons and taskbar so my computer will work like it used to? Please help

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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.
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