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Solved: Black desktop, no icons, no taskbar even after windows reinstall

Q: Solved: Black desktop, no icons, no taskbar even after windows reinstall

Desperate situation here I have WIN SP After logon the desktop is black with no icons There is no taskbar no start button The shortcuts WIN R WIN E WIN F etc are not working The problem is also there in safe mode I read many things about explorer exe being corrupted or infected My C Windows explorer exe file is bytes I tried many suggestions -I made sure there are no multiple displays in Display settings -I updated and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware -I did a system restore -I run SFC even after reinstall windows no icons, desktop, Solved: no Black taskbar SCANNOW and took quot Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them quot but in the log file CBS Log I found Solved: Black desktop, no icons, no taskbar even after windows reinstall only errors quot Cannot repair member file quot about wmp dll of Windows Media Player so I did nothing cause Solved: Black desktop, no icons, no taskbar even after windows reinstall Windows Media Player is irrelevant -I even did a windows reinstall but the problem is still there btw since then windows fails Solved: Black desktop, no icons, no taskbar even after windows reinstall to install many updates including IE so I now have IE -I deleted the quot iexplorer exe quot in key quot HKEY LOCAL MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion Image File Execution options quot there was no quot explorer exe quot key to delete -I made sure the value in HKEY LOCAL MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion Winlogon Shell is Explorer exe -I did a Quick Scan with a Windows Defender Offline cd and found nothing -I created a new Windows user Nothing worked I cannot work on my pc and I am really desperate nbsp

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A: Solved: Black desktop, no icons, no taskbar even after windows reinstall

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I currently have a Dell Studio XPS 435MT (Vista 64bit) running two HDD's in RAID 0 (as from factory) I need to install Windows 7 64bit and would like to also install it onto the new SSD I have bought (Crucial 128GB) as an upgrade.

Could I simply take the current HDD's out (after backing up essential data) to keep safe as backup plan and add the SSD into slot 0 and install Windows 7?? Then possibly add say a 1tb storage drive to the system later?

One solution someone has sent my way is to clone the two 500gb RAID 0 drives to a single 1tb drive then install Windows 7 onto the new SSD and have both drives on a multiboot? Could this work?

I have seen/heard many versions of how to go about this install but no real evidence of a true way?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Kind regards,
Poke13
 

A:Dell Studio XPS 435MT - Installing SSD and Windows 7 64bit

It takes 3-500GB drives to give you 1.3TB of storage space because of formatting over-head. 2-500GB drives will be considerably less than 1TB. Keep the 2-500's in a single RAID array and set the SSD as a separate partition for Windows 7
 

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boagz said:





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A:Xerox Phaser 3117 laser black and white printer problem

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I have a Xerox Phaser 3117 Laser Black and White Printer. When print, half of the paper come out to the out-put tray. Other half still in the fuser unit. Stop printing and red light indicate. When I check the print out, all details have printed. But, first row of my details have moved very top of my A4 paper.( Whole document moved 2-3 inches above[to the top of the paper]. What is this and how to resolve this problems( Paper Jam and document move to top of the sheet)????Click to expand...

what can I do
 

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I'm currently removing the extra languages and those are giving me and extra 5,5gb space
 

A:Windows 7 Ultimate updates and SSD question

Somehow I think you have more installed than Windows and updates. Internet Explorer, Bing Bar, and Bing Desktop are the only updates I have hidden. All other Windows Updates have been installed. I wouldn't put all the blame on WIndows, if you have an install using 60GB.



​Anyone with more than 8GB memory and still has Pagefile and Hibernation, by default has more than 16GB used by these two files alone. I recommend using them only if needed. I personally don't need them and have removed them both.

Check and see if you have a Hibernation file. If you don't use hibernation features, the file can be removed.




Windows 7 ? Delete Hibernation File (hiberfil.sys)
To turn off or disable hibernation, type the following command at the prompt:
powercfg ?h off
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Monitor your memory usage and if you have more memory than you ever use. The Pagefile can be minimized. I currently have mine turned off, with 8GB installed. But caution though if you turn the Pagefile off, Windows will not be able to compensate for a shortage of memory and the Windows session will crash. While I am comfortable not using a Pagefile, I do not recommend others do the same until they are comfortable doing so. I recommend lowering the Pagefile size to 1GB, and if Windows needs more, the size will be automatically adjusted.
 

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I got it from a secondhand site and all was alright till I started to overclock

Nothing big,oc at 16% and the temp was 60*C wich aint so high.But when I started the pc next day,I got only black screen,no bios no safe mod no nothing.

I have a
pentium D 805 2.66
gigabyte ga-8i945pl-g as mobo
500 mb ram drr II/ 4 slotsX 500=2gb
acopia dual fan it-25f2 -psu

I know the mobo aint dead cuz I tested with my other gpu,and it worked
Did a bios reset-still black screen
changed the ram position
tried with other monitor
dvi-vga adapter works(I tested on the other gpu)
Nothing worked

I noticed that now when I start the pc,the gpu fan speed doesn't change I mean its at 100% but when I had a image on the screen at the start up,the fan speed was at 100% only for 3 sec,then it changed lets say at 50% after those 3 sec.

should I try the bake fix or its a certain dead card?

Sry for my spelling mistakes hope u can give me an answer cheers.
 

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