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What do you do when the Windows XP Taskbar and desktop icons are missing?

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April 23, 2007 12:55AM

push alt+ctrl+del and select file, new task, then type explorer and hit enter If you are still having issues with the Taskbar and desktop icons not appearing, do the following: When Windows XP has loaded, press the Windows key (next by the Spacebar with the MS logo) and the letter R together This should bring up the Run prompt Type in "sfc /runnow" (without the quotes) This will scan your Windows files looking for errors -- you will very likely need the installation CD handy