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Mystryx - May 4, 2011 at 04:33 AM
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- May 6, 2011 at 02:49 PM
Hello,

Need some help please.

It started with disk failure and now no icons and no start. I have tried to bring up task manager but even that will not show....
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May 5, 2011 at 06:43 PM
Did you try pressing F8 during the boot process to get into "safe mode"? Do the icons display after this?

Some virus programs disable "explorer.exe" )the Windows process that displays the desktop icons). You can search this forum for help in removing the virus.

Good Luck
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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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Well everything shows in safe mode.... can I do the above in safe mode... if it will not END PROCESS what your suggestion then I am desperate at the moment to get it working....
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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.

above should be done on a normal start-up. Then run your anti-virus or download Malwarebytes.
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