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vista home preimium Desktop Icon problem

Posted on 2010-09-15
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Ok here is a strange one...When PC is booted the windows desktop comes up blank, just a background image of your choice. System tray Icons are fine.
Now If i right click the DT and then select view then click on  "Show Desktop Icons" (which is already checked) nothing happens, still no Icons, now I go thru that routine again and the icons appear.

Reboot and we start all over again :(

Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2

MIke R
 
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Not sure if this will help but it's worth a try.  When in the system, hit Ctrl + Alt + Del and then go to the processes tab.  Kill explorer.exe then click on File -> New Task and in the box type explorer.exe.

If that doesn't work you can run the following command from a command prompt : sfc /SCANNOW.

Another option is rebooting into safe mode and running some virus scans to see if there is a virus on the computer.
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Well folks I found the answer myself.....

there was a registry entry found by MalwareBytes that was causing the problem.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_ShowSearch (Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

I'll split the points since you two jumped on this right away, thanks.

MIke R
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Appreciate the responses although they did not directly pertain to the problem at hand.
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