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Windows 7: PC only opens wallpaper - no icons or taskbar

23 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7
PC only opens wallpaper - no icons or taskbar

My husbands PC is not opening properly - he is only getting the wallpaper. No icons or taskbar and Ctrl Alt Delete just makes the whole screen go black. Right clicking mouse brings up menu but they mostly don't work.

I see from searching this used to be a problem with xp/vista but not seen it mentioned for Windows 7. Have tried a system restore but that has not solved it.

Any suggestions?


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23 Oct 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Try this: Repair Install
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23 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7

Thanks for the suggestion. However I note it says you can't do the repair from safemode and that is the only mode we can open the computer in.
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