General discussion

Locked

Status bar or Icons not on desktop

By johnson-clayton ·
Running XP pro sp2. For some reason, all users including administrator when the computer boots up will not show desktop icons or the start button or status bar. Only way to shut down computer or activate applications is to go through the task manager. Doesn't matter if the computer is booted in normal mode or safe mode. Ran restore Icons and desktop utility but get an error "invalid sysntax" error line 51 and line 164 of the script. Virus and spyware application has been updated and both scans have been performed and found nothing. Checked MSCONFIG and no unusual programs then before this problem are running either.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

by G... In reply to Status bar or Icons not o ...

You may just have them hidden in your configuration with a wrong key in the registry. Do you have any registry cleaner?
Does the windows-key do anything when you press it?
If you see the usual appearing then it's probably your config.
It also happens if you have a too high resolution that your display does not support and your icons and bar are "out of the screen".

Collapse -

by johnson-clayton In reply to

Checked the resolution and everything seemed fine still no status bar or desktop icons

Collapse -

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Status bar or Icons not o ...

I've only ever seen this on 2 computers and on each occasion the computers had been badly infected with Virus and Male Ware and the only solution was to save the data and reload the entire computer.

There is also another option if you have several people using this unit one could have messed with the monitor setting and opened the screen up to such an extent that nothing but the Desktop appears on the screen. I used to have an apprentice do things like this to me many years ago till I tried to kill him one day. B-)

Col

Collapse -

by johnson-clayton In reply to

Poster rated this answer.

Collapse -

by johnson-clayton In reply to Status bar or Icons not o ...

When running explorer through the task manager the taskbar blinks on the screen but then disappears.

Collapse -

by johnson-clayton In reply to Status bar or Icons not o ...

This question was closed by the author

Related Discussions

Related Forums