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 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources No desktop at all, the start menu , taskbar, and task tray all gone Forum Start menu gone and other problems Forum Desktop Icons Start menu Taskbars gone Forum All programs missing from windows xp start menu Forum Programs missing from windows xp start menu and quick launch Forum help! my start menu is gone ! Forum Desktop ICONS - START MENU -TOOLBAR are missing!? Forum Start menu Forum Desktop Icons and Start Menu are Missing - Malware? Forum The start menu and Icons are missing from my desktop Forum Taskbar and Start Menu option wont appear Forum I can't find my start menu . It's gone ! Help! Forum Sound settings gone under Start menu -> Accessories-> Entertainment? Forum Windows XP Slow desktop and start menu Forum PCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! Forum Toshbia satellite pro c650 windows xp sound driver Forum Transparent icons on desktop Forum Free sound card driver download for windows xp Forum Why cant i click anything on my desktop Forum Svb web camera driver for windows xp Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !