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Desktop Not Showing

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  • Desktops
  • Microsoft
  • Desktop Icons
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Anonymous
September 4, 2005 1:46:05 PM

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I use XP Home and am having a problem with Startup. The background desktop
appears but there is no task bar, no desktop icons, and no start button.

More about : desktop showing

Anonymous
September 4, 2005 4:33:03 PM

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What happens if you press CTRL+ESCape keys ? or the Windows-key on keyboard?
Has the "unused desktop icon" wizard kicked in recently?
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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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"jrd" wrote in
>I use XP Home and am having a problem with Startup. The background desktop
> appears but there is no task bar, no desktop icons, and no start button.
>
September 4, 2005 10:31:21 PM

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"jrd" <jrd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2DCEBCF0-F265-4468-98F0-FF7B2747598D@microsoft.com...
>I use XP Home and am having a problem with Startup. The background desktop
> appears but there is no task bar, no desktop icons, and no start button.
>


Sounds like a corrupt registry key to me. The link below points to a a
registry key repair. Obviosuly copy uor registry before hand. Even a visit
to kellys-corner website would be wise so that you are comfortable with the
fix rather than just running it from the link below.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/nodesktop.re...


Andy
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 3:59:45 PM

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On Sun, 4 Sep 2005 12:33:03 -0500, "Maurice N ~ MVP"
<maurice@mvps.org> wrote:

>What happens if you press CTRL+ESCape keys ? or the Windows-key on keyboard?
>Has the "unused desktop icon" wizard kicked in recently?

Would the "unused desktop icons" wizard remove the Taskbar and Start
button too? Somehow, I doubt it.

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