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My desktop icons and taskbar will not show and I can't right click on windows xp

By misterphilly
Feb 20, 2010
  1. I can boot up and my desktop wallpaper will appear but No icons, taskbar, or start menu. Please help!
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,230   +232

    You might have a virus or other malware infection
     
  3. Jessica108

    Jessica108 Banned

    hi

    If you can, check this registry key:-
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon
    Make sure userinit is pointing to c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe

    Taskbar Is Missing When You Log On to Windows
    support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;318027[/url]

    and/or

    kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm[/url]
    Line 117 - Restore Taskbar and Start Menu

    Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
    kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm[/url]

    or Line #195 "Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar"
    kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm[/url]
    Joyhong software
     
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