Desktop Not Appearing Tags: Configuration Trojan Desktops Windows XP Last response: December 17, 2010 5:17 PM in Windows XP Share ddornmsncomm December 7, 2010 5:11:24 PM Hello, Windows XP Pro SP3 had trojan.fakealert. Cleaned it off, but it had changed the desktop theme, etc. Removed that, but desktop is now only showing blue background and no icons. More about : desktop appearing badge December 7, 2010 5:13:45 PM Try right clicking anywhere on the desktop and choose 'Arrange Icons By'. Select 'show desktop icons'. aford10 December 7, 2010 5:32:09 PM Press ctrl+alt+delete, and open the task manager. Go to file-->new task-->type explorer.exe and press enter. That should bring back your desktop icons and taskbar. Related resources How to delete the web page appearing on the desktop - Forum Desktop and quick launch icons appearing inside white squa.. - Forum text document keeps appearing on desktop - Forum Video Artifact Lines appearing at times - Forum Re- Appearing Desktop Shortcut - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ddornmsncomm December 17, 2010 4:30:03 PM Thanks, aford10. aford10 December 17, 2010 5:17:23 PM You're welcome. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware ForumProblem with no icons appearing on desktop ForumDesktop Icons not appearing Forum3 strange log files appearing on Desktop ForumLines appearing on wallpaper ForumRandom Text Box Just Appearing On Desktop ??? ForumCatalyst Control Center not appearing on the list of installable items ForumTwo profiles appearing , one is auto-generated ForumQuick launch icons quit appearing ForumHelp with random pixels appearing ForumFolder Keeps Appearing on Startup ForumUnknown files appearing ForumGetting past administrative password ForumAcer desktop motherboards More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !