Desktop icons and Windows Task Bar missing on Windows XP

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Desktop icons and Windows Task Bar missing on Windows XP

Postby nitin » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:24 pm

Problem Reported:

Desktop icons and Windows Task Bar missing on Windows XP.
Can open task manager using Ctlr+Alt+Del.
Internet works fine. LAN activity works fine.


Solution:

1) In Event Viewer, under "System" found "Application Popup Event ID: 26". It says SHDOCVW.DLL missing from c:\windows\system32 folder.

2) In Registry, the data value of "Shell" was showing as "Explorer.exe csrcs.exe" under below registry path.

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

According to event viewer error, Copy the missing file "shdocvw.dll" in c:\windows\system32 folder from other working Win XP system.

Modify the registry value data of Shell to "explorer.exe" and restart the pc.
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