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Desktop will not display

Posted on 2006-11-16
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When I log onto our Windows 2000 Server, the desktop does not come up.  I can log on and pull up the task manager, but beyond that all I get is a blank backgroud (no task bar or start button either).  On task manager I notice that the explorer.exe is not running, but I do not know how to start it.

Safe mode and Last Known Good both have not helped.

Any ideas??
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by:pnawathe
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On the task Manager, select the new task button on the Applications tab. Then type in explorer.exe. The link below may help as well.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=256194


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bgbeer earned 500 total points
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this sounds like a virus.

no explorer.exe, taskbar or start button.

sounds like a good candidate for a reinstall.

at the very least I would reinstall windows without formatting and remove the windows folder.
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