Help! my computer wont fully load

By britton
Feb 4, 2008
  1. i have a windows xp desktop computer and whenever i try to turn it on, all it does is load my wallpaper...nothing else. no icons, no start button, nothing. just my wallpaper picture on my screen.

    how can i fix this? how can i load everything else? theres no buttons or any options or anything to click on! are all my files gone?

    im not very computer savy so i really appreciate any help. thanks.
  2. grimesy69

    grimesy69 TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Ok, when your pc has loaded to the wallpaper. Press CTRL + ALT + DEL. and open task manager.

    When task manager is open click File > New Task in the dialog box type explorer.exe

    Your machine will now continue to boot as normal. Then follow the steps below.

    click start, hit run and type regedit.

    Navigate to the following HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogo n

    The little key 8th one from the bottom should be "Shell"

    Double click it and in the value date it should say Explorer.exe if it doesn't then type that in there. Hit Ok and restarted your machine.

    Let me know the outcome.

  3. allmightypuff

    allmightypuff TS Rookie Posts: 37

    it also could be getting stuck loading something before it executes the explorer.exe path. iv occassionally had that problem.
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