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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove badge December 7, 2010 5:13:45 PM Try right clicking anywhere on the desktop and choose 'Arrange Icons By'. Select 'show desktop icons'. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse ddornmsncomm December 17, 2010 4:30:03 PM Thanks, aford10. | Report abuse aford10 December 17, 2010 5:17:23 PM You're welcome. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows XP>Desktop Not Appearing> Related ressources: ForumHow to delete the web page appearing on the desktop ForumDesktop and quick launch icons appearing inside white squa.. Forumtext document keeps appearing on desktop ForumVideo Artifact Lines appearing at times ForumRe- Appearing Desktop Shortcut 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 !