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Old 02-24-2005, 05:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I keep losing my desk top started last week., the only way I know to get it back is to reboot.
Happens several times a day before remaining stable.

Checked for spyware and viruses, everything clean also
did a system restore to a check point two weeks ago. Have not installed any new programs in six months.

Still does this.

Any ideas????

Thanks, Dan
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I dont understand what you are try to say. You are losing where your desktop is? Missing icons? missing taskbar, what? You using XP?
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icons, taskbar disapear completely. Only thing left is the wallpaper.
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Old 02-24-2005, 07:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I will turn the computer on in the morning , check my email, go up and make a pot of coffee and when I return the only thing left on the desk top is the wallpaper. Mouse moves cursior but the keyboard commands for start menu and others are inefective, like alt control delete , etc.
So I have to hold the button on the computer to turn it off then reboot. This will happen sometimes three times throughout the day.
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explorer.exe crashes? You have mcafee antivirus?
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I have mcafee anti virus.....
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Mcafee antivirus is causing these errors. Try uninstalling it and get grisoft AVG free.

Your exact same situation has happened to 3 computers of mine
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I'll be damn, thanks I will do..........
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Also reinstalling windows without mcafee was the only thing that worked on some of my PC's.

As well, one user profile was usually fine and not affected by mcafee's problems.
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U can also try to run task manager and then start new process in
run there
explorer.exe
everything will come back
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