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Windows 7: Lost start button, task bar and icons

17 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Lost start button, task bar and icons

Hi all:
I just reinstalled Win 7 Family Premium 64-bit on my computer after running into some problems. Everything seemed to load OK, but after I woke it from hibernation, all I had was the wallpaper. The start button, task bar and icons were gone and when I gave it the three-finger salute, all I got was the black screen. It disappeared after I hit the esc key.
When I right-click the mouse, I get the dialogue box. I can get to the desktop gadgets, but not screen resolution or personalize.
If I recall correctly, I had the same problem the first time I loaded Windows 7 and it turned out the computer had set my only monitor as the second monitor and everything was on the monitor I didn't have. Problem is, I forgot what I was told as to how to fix this.
Does anyone out there have any idea how to get to the screen resolution box to change this?

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17 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 professional x86

press the windows key and the r key at the same time on the keyboard...... then type into the textbox on the the run interface called explorer.exe
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17 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I'll try that. Thanks.
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17 May 2011   #4
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

or maybe windows key and R key then type "desk.cpl" the quotes are not needed.

This will take you to the desktop settings control panel pane.
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