Desktop items and Taskbar will not show on Windows XP

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Awesomeman2900 Posts 1 Registration date Sunday February 2, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 2, 2014 - Feb 2, 2014 at 09:48 AM
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Feb 2, 2014 at 02:52 PM
I just had 2 anti virus programs running doing a full system scan. 1. Norton 360 Premier Edition and 2. HitManPro 32 bit. Then HitManPro found 2 things of maliushious software so it started to remove it. Then it said the system needed to be rebooted, so I rebooted the computer. Then after te Dell OS screen, it went to the Blue screen. I fixed that. When i was done and it booted normally i logged on and None of my desktop or taskbar was showing untill I went ot Windows Task Manager and typed in a new task "explorer.exe" and it ran the desktop and taskbar, but each time I start, I have to do that. Is there any way to fix that?
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,827
Feb 2, 2014 at 02:52 PM
You might try to create a new user ID. The instructions are included in this Kioskea FAQ:

https://ccm.net/faq/14287-my-desktop-icons-and-taskbar-are-missing-on-windows-xp
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