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
original title: cannot open programs.
Each program on my desktop has the same icon (Internet Explorer). When I click on any of them, it opens "display and track your downloads" is the program I want on the page that opens, but I can't access this program.
The only program I can access Internet Explorer, which works very well.
If I'm going to start--> all programs, I noticed everything, but once again, they have all the knowledge icon. And cannot be opened.
How can I get the icons on the desktop to go back ot their original photo?
1. what operating system is installed on the computer?
2. were there any changes (hardware or software) to the computer before the show?Run the FixIt and see if the problem is resolved.
http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/950505Hope this information helps.
Opens a file that requires a program to run so I chose windows media player, now all the icons are the media icon just bugging me now... well I guess as the defasult return parameter
* original title - are all my icons on the desktop windows media player do not know what I did, open something with her, she asked me to run sound as media player, don't know what I did, I just put back the way it was... *.
the process is called for the restoration of the system
try a restore of the system before this happened
If necessary do in safe mode
Using the F8 method:
- Restart your computer.
- When the computer starts, you will see your computer hardware are listed. When you see this information begins to tap theF8 key repeatedly until you are presented with theBoot Options Advanced Windows Vista.
- Select the Safe Mode option with the arrow keys.
- Then press enter on your keyboard to start mode without failure of Vista.
- To start Windows, you'll be a typical logon screen. Connect to your computer and Vista goes into safe mode.
- Do whatever tasks you need and when you are done, reboot to return to normal mode.
Most of the shortcuts on my desktop & the toolbar has changed - the no longer show the correct icon & when I double click on a window appears informing me that MS Works is changing the linkThus, for example, I click on the shortcut to IE and performs work! I deleted the shortcuts created and new, but the same thing happens.If I look at the properties, the info is OK with links pointing to the location correct disc & if I run the files directly from the disk they work all OKThis is the case for non MS apps (for example Firefox) as well as the applications of MSOnly my account every day had been affected. I have an account Admin emergent & when I connect to which its fine so it seems to be the user or a specific profile
As a first step, try a system restore, for a period prior to the occurrence of the problem
Original title: Hi my icons in windows vista are in a sense opossite. they look like watching them with a mirror. by example, 'e' (Explorer) turned to the left side.
What can I do about it? all the desktop icons are like that and I think that its only in the office. Look at the picture.
It seems that your language is not set to English there are the letters that looks like mixed English and Hebrew. He language that reads reversed. Try to reset your language in the language settings in Control Panel regional ang. I hope I could help
When we started our PC this morning, all the desktop icons are huge. Nothing unusual happened last night, how to make the icons of the return to a normal size? There is something to be concerned about the change in the size of the screen?
Back when he was like you wanted, try the system restore.
How to make a Vista system restore
Also right click on desktop - view - is set to medium or classic
and other opportunities:
Right click on desktop - customize - display settings - Set resolution.
Right click on desktop - customize - display settings - top left adjust font size (DPI)
CTRL + mouse wheel works ZOOM
CTRL + and CTRL - work ZOOM in and out
Your mouse/touchpad probably incorporates a ZOOM to it.
Your system also has a magnifier built in which could be a problem - it can also often be programmed to work
How to turn on the Magnifier On or Off in Vista
To see if your mouse/touchpad is set to ZOOM or enlarge use Control Panel - mouse.
Keyboard/TouchPad/mouse probably also has Hotkey controls to verify with the help of machine to online system
documentation and their forums, where appropriate.
I hope this helps.
Rob - bicycle - Mark Twain said it is good.
Mr President I integerated disk magic software in other files, so all the desktop icons become this symbol (magic disc), I was shocked, and remove the software, and then all of a sudden all my desktop icons became white, when I tried to open the file screening choose program to open the with.i don't know what to do.i tried to restore my computer.some error is to stop , the recovery.so please please say all solutions without having to reinstall my os because I have so many files and I do not have any device to backup.so please say solutions
Original title: problem on my opening program
You can check out the link below which will automatically fix file associations.
When you run an .exe on a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7 computer file, the file may start another program
My hard drive crashed and I reinstalled successfully all of backup drive. However, I had to reinstall IE8, also successfully. Only problem is that my desktop icons are all what I call "Vanilla Windows." While all printed identification, logos custom since sites are missing. Each of them. How can I restore them? Thank you.
· The favicons in Internet Explorer and the desktop icons are you referring?
You can run Microsoft fix mentioned article and check if the problem still persists.
Difficulty of broken desktop shortcuts and common system maintenance tasks
Let us know if that helps.
This issue just started. Whenever I have turn off my monitor and then turn it back on, all my desktop icons are completely reorganized. This happens when my system goes into power saving mode, or whenever I have turn off the monitor. Even if I turn it back on just 5 seconds later, all of my icons are not where they were previously. Help!
1 a simple way:
. Right click on desktop > view > uncheck Auto arrange > check snap to grid.
2. in a more elaborate way and actually a better way. I use this method I have over 150 shortcuts etc on my desk. I can't afford to have shortcuts/icons, rearranging themselves. I won't be able to find anything, if they do.
Here is the tutorial:
Note: The method is not perfect, you can, after a while, have one or 2 icons on the spot. But it's easy to fix.
I use FF 3.6.18 on XP, Vista and Win7. Given that FF itself upgrade 3.6.18, Miss all kinds of icons of the addon. Needless to say most of the addons cannot work unless that icon there to click. When I went to the [toolbar Customize] window to drag the icons réécrirait tool/menu/status bars, I find that ALL my icons missing addon. The FF default icons are there, but all the addon icons are missing. I've seen a lot of messages from people with the same problem as FF4 running, but it is not only a problem with version 4. Most of the answers provided were advised going to the window to customize and dragging that icons back out - obviously written by people who have not been read the question very carefully. Others recommend clicking the [restore default icons] button. They did not read the question with much attention either. I have this problem on my PC, those running XP, Vista and 7. Yes, I already ran ladies of virus and spyware, and that has not helped one of my PCs. reinstall the addons is no help either. Since the problem is on all of my PCs in various operating systems and upgraded to FF4 seems to make things worse, it looks like a bug in FF. Most of my friends who use Firefox have the same problem. It is a bug, or is it repairable? Does anyone know how to solve this?
After, with great difficulty, eliminating the motor leads from my system, I tried half a dozen other things, but ultimately never gave up is fixed without wiping my hard drive clean. However, the latest update of Firefox (3.6.24) solved the problem! on all my computers! Don't know what you people at Mozilla has done, but thank you, thank you, thank you. No idea what caused the problem, or what fixed it, but it's a happy camper now.
When an icon is clicked, error message "Windows cannot open this file:rundll32.exe" is displayed.
Windows XP Professional
1. did you of recent changes on the computer?
2 when was the last time it was working fine?
3. do you have security software installed on the computer?
For the error icons, please see the article below and try the steps mentioned, check if it helps.
Cannot find the Rundll32.exe file when you open Control Panel
For all the desktop icons turned into iTunes I would suggest that you do the system restore point when it was working fine and check if that helps.
How to restore Windows XP to a previous state
If the system restore does not resolve the problem, then check out the link below and run the Fixit tool available, check if it helps.
Diagnose and repair Windows files and folders problems automatically
If the previous step fails then see Microsoft article below and check if it helps.
How to change or choose the program that starts when you double-click a file in Windows XP
all my desktop icons are windows mail, so when I want to open any mail arrives
Use this tutorial:
Restore the file type associations
Scroll down to exe - executable application files.
Click on the exe
Follow the instructions in #1 à #7 at the top.
Scroll to lnk - shortcut link (LNK) files.
Click on lnk
Follow the instructions in #1 à #7 at the top.
I have problems with the office, after you start everything seems ok. Wait 2-3 minutes, you are no longer able to select or what either by right-clicking on the desktop but the clock on the screen, even though the start menu and everything that it works fine, when you shut down the system, icons, I tried to click on show to be opened because the pc stops.
Looks like you need to restore your icons. This may be attributed to a pole by a post from Rob Brown answers by I can't find the link, it's my "ups". In any case, here's how:
Here is the first thing to try...
Right-click on the desktop, select display and then "show desktop icons".
From this point, you can try to restore upward or by a system restore to an earlier point to be icons in your existing installation.
If you opt for the restoration of the system, here are the instructions:
How to do a system restore in Windows 7
So that leaves us with you try to restore the icons on the existing installation. Here are a few methods:
(References to Vista also apply to Windows 7)
Difficulty for the desktop icons set in not getting saved after restarting Windows
Save and restore the desktop icon layout in Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista (Win 7) - free
Save and restore the desktop icon Layout in Windows Vista (Win 7) - free
TIP: Right click on desktop - DISPLAY - uncheck AutoArrange and snap to grid when you want to restore
icons or the restore will not work. You can re - check those as needed later and apply the
Snap to grid before the auto arrange.
Office catering - free
Once you are on the site, you can click on "restoring the Office" to bring up the program restoration fund.
Lock the post Office icons and disable right click
Let me know how it works,
Steve <> Microsoft Partner
wonder if someone might be able to help as I have no idea. I have an m50 laptop computer witch has a fuzzy green screen and all the white bits are pink color.
Hope some body can help me because I'll be very grateful.
I agree with Richard. Please contact your dealer or an authorized partner Toshiba. The addresses that you will find under http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_gaspLocator.jsp?pf=true
lost all the desktop icons may not everything back up
cannot right click on desktop
lost in the menu administration tools
The following article might be worth a visit:
Hide the desktop icons in Windows XP
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