No taskbar, icons or wallpaper after boot
by Wiresetc - 3/6/13 10:49 AM
A few days ago my old laptop, a Toshiba, was acting slow, so I decided to try and improve its speed. I used CCleaner with standard settings and disabled some of the meaningless services and start-up programs in MSConfig.
After the reboot after cleaning, random programs stopped working. I also got lots of svchost.exe errors when I tried to turn off my laptop. The next morning when I started Vista, there was no taskbar, icons or wallpaper. Just a black screen with one explorer opened. Right-clicking on the desktop was also disabled.
The first thing I did was try to open programs. IE, Opera, Media Player and all other things were still working. I searched the internet for solutions.
I tried the following things already:
- Ctrl+Esc to see if Auto-Hide is enabled.
- Ctrl+Shift+Esc, stop the explorer process and restart using the Run option.
- Entering safe-mode (it was exactly the same as a normal boot).
- Creating a different account.
- Disable all services and start-up programs, leaving only the necessary hardware drivers.
- Scanning for malware using AVG, Avira, McAfee and Malwarebytes.
- System recovery to previous state.
None of the things above solved my problem. Every time I restart the OS, the wallpaper that I tried to set resets to a black screen.
My Vista is a Home Premium 32bit SP1. I am using a Toshiba L300 laptop with dual-core processor and ATI Radeon X1250. If more specs are needed, please ask.
Thank you for helping in advance.
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