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Windows 7: Missing Desktop Icons and Start up Menu Task Bar in Windows 7 - HELP!

08 Sep 2014   #1
rake

Windows 7 32 biit
 
 
Missing Desktop Icons and Start up Menu Task Bar in Windows 7 - HELP!

Hi everyone

I am searching this problem I am having over the last few days. It is very very frustrating now.


I have Windows 7 Enterprise Edition 32 bit
My Desktop Icons and Start Up Task Bar are missing

I have tried everything -
Task Manager - Type explorer.exe
Check regedit but didnt find anything there
Run Malwarebyte NO use
Used HiJackthis NO use

After Windows boot and splash, all I get is a black screen with Explorer Window showing C D E Drives.

Then after searching everywhere possible in the internet, I had one suspicion. In Control Panel, when I click Task Bar and Menu, and Folder Option Icon, they DO Not Open. All others do open. I think they are disabled there in Task Bar and Menu by Virus??

I have lot of work pending on my Laptop and this is so frustrating now... please HELP any suggestions?

Thanks a lot for your time
Rake


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08 Sep 2014   #2
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

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08 Sep 2014   #3
rake

Windows 7 32 biit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post

Thanks for replying

I did that too. no results
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08 Sep 2014   #4
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Does booting to Safe Mode make any difference?

Scan explorer.exe from the Windows dir on https://www.virustotal.com/ What's the result?
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08 Sep 2014   #5
rake

Windows 7 32 biit
 
 

Safe Mode also gave same thing. NO Desktop and Startup Menu


I will upload the explorer.exe and check now and here is the result

File name:
explorer.exe
Detection ratio: 0 / 39


Thanks for your reply again. Btw, why do you think I cannot click Folder Option and Start Menu Task bar Icon in Control panel? Maye that is the clue??
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08 Sep 2014   #6
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

I have no idea.

Regarding VirusTotal you probably got an old scan report. Scan again and if it says the file has already been analyzed you click the button Reanalyze and wait for the scan to finish.
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