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    Urgent pc help needed,i lost my desktop!

    Hi guys, in an attempt to speed up my laptop I've lost my desktop! Can you help? I went into task manager and deleted a process but don't know which or how to get it back working so now my desktop is a black screen. Can it be fixed? Thanks

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    Banned

    restart it

    whatsThePoint

    restart it



    +1

    Original Poster

    Oh and my little windows start up key doesn't work either, I'm on vista if that makes any difference.thank you

    Threads like these need more info
    What operating system do you have, XP, Vista, Windows?
    Can you get task manager up and running again?
    Was it explorer.exe you killed by any chance?

    Original Poster

    Will that do it or is it just a guess? Cheers

    Banned

    Do a system restore to the last check point before you **** it up.

    Original Poster

    I'm on vista and explore.exe, well it could have been but I honestly don't know

    if its just your desktop, run task manager hit file run and type explorer, should bring desktop backup

    Original Poster

    What is a system restore and how do I do that? Cheers

    Try and remember when you last saw it - that's what I do when I lose things

    Press ctrl+alt+del if you can to get task manager running.
    Sounds to me like explorer.exe has been killed but could be several other processes
    If it is that that you killed, a reboot will be fine and restart that process
    Edited by: "boydent999" 3rd Nov 2010

    ctrl + alt + delete
    task manager
    file
    new task
    explorer.exe

    Original Poster

    Why don't they call desktop, desktop? How on earth am I supposed to know its explorer? Doh! I'm just restarting it now

    markhodges1975

    Why don't they call desktop, desktop? How on earth am I supposed to know … Why don't they call desktop, desktop? How on earth am I supposed to know its explorer? Doh! I'm just restarting it now

    To be fair, it could be asked, why did you kill a process/es you don't know what they do? Sometimes, you need to take your time with pc's and not rush them and that is not meant as condescending, more voice of, i have made the same mistake myself

    Original Poster

    Hmmmmmmm restart isn't looking promising, looks like I've done a proper number on it this time!

    Original Poster

    Hahaha here is me thinking I'm the only one!

    Why, what's happened on reboot?
    Maybe worth starting in safe mode
    Press F8 (for most pc's) during boot up......

    Original Poster

    Hang on! Just a moment,i might be back in a minute, on my pc.

    Original Poster

    woohoo, im back online with my laptop, my missus will never know!!!!!

    thank you so very much guys, now are any of you any good at fixing plates? i broke one of them too, im having a really bad day!!!!

    Original Poster

    i cant believe how good my phone was at working an the net while i needed all your help!!! it was brill

    You sorted now?
    process library is a good place to read, find out what processes do what
    Now, about that plate......:)

    markhodges1975

    woohoo, im back online with my laptop, my missus will never … woohoo, im back online with my laptop, my missus will never know!!!!!thank you so very much guys, now are any of you any good at fixing plates? i broke one of them too, im having a really bad day!!!!



    Lots of sticky tape and paint I love you mom on it.
    (Always Blame the Kids)

    Edited by: "trog0" 3rd Nov 2010
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