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no desktop when login to windows server 2000

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No icons on the desktop after login in.

tried the :ttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/162031/EN-US
and
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256194

No luck

If I boot in safe mode only I can get to the desktop.

The win 2000 server it's also PDC
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 38838628
that normally means that explorer has not started properly.. start taskmanager (ctrl-alt-del) and then close all explorer processes and then restart one.
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by:dan_blagut
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Hello

You can also check the system for viruses from safe mode. Use a fresh updated antivirus.

Dan
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by:catmr
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Hello,

I check the task manager. No explorer processes listed.
Also "Safe mode" no desktop icons after log in.
Checked for viruses, booting from another HDD and no viruses detected.
The http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256194 did not fix it.

Please advise

Thanks
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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did you try and start explorer.exe from the task manager?
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by:dan_blagut
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If the machine start "properly" you can try to connect using the management console. That will allow to see the event log and have more information about explorer.


Dan
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problem solved reinstalling server 2000
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by:catmr
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THE OTHER SOLUTIONS DID NOT SOLVE THE ISSUE
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