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    My Green Screen of Frustration

    XP sp3 and the Disappearing Desktop:

    Every now and then the desktop, tray, start button all go blank, although the background colour and open windows renain unaffected. The only way I know how to open a different program is to re-boot.

    Surely there must be a quicker way?
    All help gratefully received!

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    That usually indicates that Windows Explorer has aborted. Try CTRL+ALT+DEL, then start Task Manager. In Task Manager got to File | New Task (Run). Type in explorer.exe. Should bring back the all that disappeared.

    You should investigate why this happens. Check you event logs.

    Joe

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