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Windows 7: Computer only showing desktop background

24 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Computer only showing desktop background

Just turned on my computer and the only thing showing is my desktop background. When I go Ctrl+Alt+Del, I just get a blank screen. No idea how to fix this!

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium
MSI Z771-G41 motherboard.

Any idea what's going on here? Very confused as it's been working fine over the last few days.


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24 Aug 2013   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome Simon mate go into safe mode and run these SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Disk Check

Then these if you can and have them
(download from bleeping computer if you can get the net)

Then read through Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
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24 Aug 2013   #3

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32

press ctrl+Alt+DEL and select task manager, click file, new process, and type explorer.exe and press enter, see if that gets you the rest of the desktop, thought, it might not be the same when u reboot
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25 Aug 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

When you are in Safe Mode see if you can go to a restore point before all this happened. This may allow you to run all the scans that ICit2lol has recommended.
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