Missing Taskbar and Icons XP (Solved)

Mar 31, 2010 @ 07:59 pm by HackingManual

If your taskbar, icons, and start barĀ  are missing from XP here’s how to fix it.Sometimes a virus will disable explorer.exe from running when you logon.

1. Ctrl + Alt + Del to bring up Task Manager.
2. Click “New Task…” then click “Browse…”
3. Click My Computer on the left panel. Click C:\ – WINDOWS
4. Navigate to explorer.exe, right click and copy explorer. Rename it to explorer1 (.exe)
5. Hit Cancel to go back to Create New Task window. Type regedit.exe and click OK.
6. In the registry editor, navigate to the following Key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
7. With the Winlogon key selected, look in the right side window for the
‘Shell” value.
8. Double click Shell. In the Value Data box, you should see Explorer.exe. Change it to
explorer1.exe and click OK.
9. Exit the registry editor and reboot the computer

Your computer should be back to functioning normally.

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