The desktop icons are not displayed, but appear on the office toolbar

Recently, my niece tried to take a picture of the webcam and use it for paper painted.  She then changed back.  The next time that the computer was used, all desktop icons disappeared!

They are still in their folder, and if the Office toolbar is enabled, all the icons are there.

If the office is a right-click, the options menu under rearrange icons by are grayed out. the display does not appear.

It is not a malware problem; system has MSE and in addition, the nice people at MalwareTeks have crossed me half a dozen ladies without anything to reveal.  In addition, all dashboard software works very well in the start menu, or quick launch icons or toolbars of office.

It is XP/SP3 with all updates.  Everything seems to work, it's just that there are no icons on the desktop!

In addition, if a new user is set up, icons ARE there on THIS desk.


Well done.

If the system has installed Service Pack 3 and you have a XP installation CD is an older MS if you want SFC to run quietly, you can use your old XP CD to create a new CD to install XP with SP3 "listened slip" in it.  You will also find have such a useful thing in the future.

Unfortunately, the MS Answers forum don't ask these questions when a new topic is created, or we would now.

There are many how to tutorials slip stream XP.

Here is one such article that works the first time if you follow the directions (you could lose a CD or two in the process of learning well).

I wonder if Microsoft has a method but there is probably no compelling reason for Member States to create a...  I would try it if they do.

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