Wife used PC, desktop gone??????????????/

By tepabajo
Sep 27, 2005
  1. My wife used my PC yesterday and now out of the blue my desktop has vanished, actually it appears to be hidden. When I boot up I can see my desktop for just a brief moment like it should be but then it appears that the wallpaper opens up again and cover up everything. The only item I can see is a Norton Antivirus box which is out of the ordinary and was not there before, that's it! I quized her about what she did and I know she didn't download anything. Any ideas on how to fix this? WindowsXP Home w/SerPack 2

  2. toffeapple

    toffeapple TS Rookie Posts: 152

    right click your desktop and go to properties...

    check whether active desktop is enabled...or whether she has unticked show icons etc..after you check all might wanna run a spyware scan
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Are you files still at c:\documents and settings\user name\desktop?
  4. tepabajo

    tepabajo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I don't know, I can't see anything but the wallpaper. No icons, no taskbar, no nothing, nada man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I will try booting into Safe Mode and see what happens.
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Tried hitting CTRL+SHIFT+ESC, that should bring up the task manager. From there, launch a new "explorer" process & see what happens.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    How do you not know? Check where I said. They are either there or they aren't. Its not a fix to your problem, but it will confirm if you still have your files, or if they really did vanish.
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