Windows xp desktop and start menu gone fix Tags: Security Start Menu Windows XP Desktops Computers Last response: October 31, 2011 3:06 PM in Windows XP Share tonyjohn213 October 30, 2011 4:33:00 PM Hello, fix my computer plzzzz for some reason the start menu shortcuts are all gone and my desktop too. More about : windows desktop start menu fix Brian_12 October 30, 2011 9:48:21 PM Hi Tony, Some virus/malware infections will hide all the files and shortcuts on your computer. To make your files visible again, download Unhide to your desktop. Once downloaded, double-click on Unhide and allow it to run. It will remove the hidden attribute on all files and attempt to restore Quick Launch and Start Menu items to their proper location. Then try following the steps in this virus/malware removal guide: http://www.selectrealsecurity.com/malware-removal-guide It contains instructions that will remove most malware infections. I hope this helps you. Brian m 0 l herboren October 31, 2011 3:06:40 PM Its a known but old issue, it may not even be an infection, it could be from not fulfilling preventive maintenance tasks. To get the screen back, open task manager (ctrl+alt+del) and start a new process File > New Task > Explorer.exe Run a check disk on your machine (approx 1 hour to complete) File > New Task > Cmd From cmd type and hit enter: chkdsk /f /x /r After typing the command hit Y for the schedule and restart your machine, do not stop the process and let the 5 step process finish. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources My desktop icons are appearing but I cannot access them including some of the programs in my start menu on my pc windows xp pr Forum Windows XP Slow desktop and start menu Forum When I booted XP the START menu is gone Forum No desktop at all, the start menu, taskbar, and task tray all gone Forum Desktop Icons Start menu Taskbars gone Forum desktop icons, start menu and toolbar missing in windows 7 startup Forum start up repair cant automatically fix this computer it says on windows vista desktop acer aspire Forum SolvedAll programs missing from windows xp start menu Forum Windows metro apps are gone, only store left but won't start (crashes to desktop)... Forum IE won\'t open when I click on it on the start menu Windows XP Forum Change the start menu name in windows xp Forum Windows XP left click doesnt work in start menu for left collum Forum Windows xp start menu all programs is disabled Forum My computer keeps freezing when i click on the start menu windows xp Forum No taskbar or start menu windows xp Forum Programs missing from windows xp start menu and quick launch Forum CANT SEE SEARCH IN START MENU WINDOWS XP PRO Forum How to restore the games option in start menu in windows xp Forum Windows XP Start-up Menu how to remove name Forum Windows 98se and XP Start Menu Directory Question Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !