Taskbar disappeared and all the desktop icons are gone

Ok... I think it's a virus... but I can't enter "search" to locate. When I connect my wallpaper rises on Windows and that's all. I start the Task Manager and type "explorer", but it says Explorer is not found. I did a virus scan and nothing came. Menu start has disappeared... How can I 'Search' a program when I don't have my Start menu or icons? And why 'explorer' is not found? Help!


It could be a virus, or it could be something interferes with the Explorer shell.

If you press ctrl + shift + ESC, open the Task Manager? If so, on the applications tab click "new process" and type explorer.exe and click ok. This starts the desktop computer?

If the Task Manager does not open, then you are probably infected (virus often block access to the Task Manager). Restart in safe mode by pressing F8 when the system starts at the start up, just after the initial POST, and before Windows starts to load. This should result in a boot menu where you can choose Safe mode. Run your scans antivirus from here.

Good luck, Rick Rogers, aka "Crazy" - Microsoft MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

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