missing desk top icons and start menu

By Arathina
Sep 22, 2006
  1. Hi everyone!
    ok i am a newbie, noob , whatever and i sure could use some help here. My problem is the other comp I have are missing its desk top icons and start menu. and wouldnt you just know it,?? my son hasnt the slightest idea of how it happened. hmm. is there anyone that can give me a little assistance of what i may could do to get this stuff back?? any little itty bitty help at this time is better than none....... please!!!!!!!!
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Check the recycle bin and see if they are still there.

    If you are using XP choose a restore point when you know the icons where there. This should solve the issue
  3. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Restore an entire system back up if you have one
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    Open Task manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL)
    Look in the process tab if explorer.exe is present. If not open a new task and type in explorer or c:\windows\explorer.exe

    Does he remember what he was doing previous to the problem happening?

    smore, theres an edit button in case you've forgotten :)
  5. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    I know. I forget sometimes:)
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