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Old 09-16-2007, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Desktop icons and processes not running..

Woke up the other morning and saw that the main computer used in my house wasnt showing up correctly. Only thing up was the background. So, I turned it off, back on, and still had the same screen on all users. I have no clue what to do. I can bring up the Task Manager and get to programs, but no icons show up, nor the taskbar on the bottom...
I have, on numerous occasions, tried to manually open explorer.exe, since that is what initiates the GUI. It stays up for literally 2 seconds then shuts off.
Another weird thing: All system processes are running, but none for the user. In this case, my mother uses the computer the most under the user name of MOMMY. Nothing is running under her user name...
Any suggestions?

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Old 09-16-2007, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Desktop icons and processes not running..

you might try reverting back to an earlier time, using the system restore in All programs>accessories>System Tools>system restore.
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