After Login, Just Plain Desktop Background Indefenitely

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Hello All,
Hope all is well.
It's W2k Pro laptop that was working just fine & suddenly after login in,
it 's just showing the backgroung desktop - a plain windows standard
background- and it does not show the Start menu, nothing. It stays that way
indefenitely. The node has been restarted a few times & nada. A local account
and a domain account was tried. Also, booting into safe mode does not change
anything.
Any help is certainly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Angel
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    Check that explorer.exe is the default shell to start. Look at the Reg_Sz
    string value of;
    "Shell"="Explorer.exe"
    found at
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    The profile may also be corrupt so try creating a new account and logging on
    with that or these may help you.


    No Desktop or Blank Desktop After Logging On to Windows 2000 (Q256194)
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q256194

    How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q292/1/75.ASP

    What an In-Place Windows 2000 Upgrade Changes and What It Does Not Change
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q306952

    Be sure to apply these to your repair install before connecting to any
    network.

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D2A8-40D0-A0C5-241BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-043.mspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-049.mspx

    --
    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect

    "Angel" wrote:
    | Hello All,
    | Hope all is well.
    | It's W2k Pro laptop that was working just fine & suddenly after login in,
    | it 's just showing the backgroung desktop - a plain windows standard
    | background- and it does not show the Start menu, nothing. It stays that
    way
    | indefenitely. The node has been restarted a few times & nada. A local
    account
    | and a domain account was tried. Also, booting into safe mode does not
    change
    | anything.
    | Any help is certainly appreciated.
    | Thanks in advance,
    | Angel
    |
    |
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