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    Default No Icons and task bar in my monitor

    Hi,

    Today, when I started my computer, I found that no icons and task bar in my monitor.

    The steps I have done:

    1. Right click my monitor, chose "personalize" but nothing happened
    2. Press CTRL + ALT + DEL, monitor went black

    Can someone explain to me what happened to my computer?

    Regards

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    Default Re: No Icons and task bar in my monitor

    If you can open the Task Manager using Ctrl+Alt+Delete (if the screen is turning black and not moving on from there you have a serious problem), select File > Run new task, type explorer.exe and press Enter. Does it come back then?
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    Default Re: No Icons and task bar in my monitor

    You don't say what Operating System you are using but it sounds like you're monitor has some how become the secondary monitor. Use the Windows button and P to cycle through the various monitor modes until your desktop reappears.

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    Win 7? They must be hidden, what happens when you move mouse pointer to bottom of screen?

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    Default Re: No Icons and task bar in my monitor

    One possible problem is a corrupted user profile.
    Try this -- restart the PC in safe mode ( keep tapping F8 on startup) go into the control panel, User accounts/ Manage another Account / create a new Account. Once done reboot and log in with the new account --- is it the same or is it working as it should ?

    Some infections ( Malware-viruses) will also do these actions of the Black Screen, no Icons/Task Bar.

    One other thing you can try/Check. (copied from another site)
    WARNING: dont fiddle with any other settings as it may cause more trouble - Just check the settings are correct.
    Try this:

    1) When you switch on your computer, start tapping the "F8" key to get

    "Windows Advanced Options"( if boot menu appears, press "Esc" key and keep

    tapping the F8 key)

    2) Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

    3) Click on Start --> Run --> Type regedt32 and press Enter.

    [ If you are using Windows Vista or 7 then click on Start --> In search box, type

    regedt32 and press Enter.]

    Registry Editor will be opened. Navigate to the following location

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    At the right side, find the strings shell & userinit and check the following

    shell value data should be
    Explorer.exe

    userinit value data should be
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

    If shell and userinit are having different data values then change it as mentioned

    above.

    Just double click shell and userinit and enter the data values as

    shell --> "Value data" should be
    Explorer.exe

    userinit --> "Value data" should be
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

    Note: there is "," at the end of userinit.exe
    Highlighted are what they should look like:
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    Default Re: No Icons and task bar in my monitor

    reinstall windows. lol (better than paying an arm and 2 legs for some idiot to fix it)

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    Default Re: No Icons and task bar in my monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by JAYMCG View Post
    reinstall windows. lol (better than paying an arm and 2 legs for some idiot to fix it)
    Ever thought your the idiot with comments like that -- as real techs know how to fix things without doing a reinstall generally.

    Guess you work for nothing do you with the lack of knowledge and skill?

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    Probably one of our future politicians.

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    JAYMCG clearly got all but 1 limb cut off trying to install ram
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