How do I get my task bar and icons back?

Question

there are no task bar and icons on the desktop.

i use task manager to open it. The start menu is also not on the desktop.

i tried safe mode, control panel from task manager and they dont work. on the screen its only the background and no icons.

this happens after working with graphics on photoshop and the computer just automatically shut down. when it restarts.. the icons disppear.

Answer

This question was answered on October 9, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

For a corrupt icon fix

Delete the file ShellIconCache in your Windows directory, and restart (note that it's hidden, so you'll have to show hidden files to find it)

The following Web site has a download for a program called TweakUI This may help It is for user interface fixes.

http://www.systemsmedic.com/TweakUI.htm

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Posted by Susan of Mesa Community College on October 9, 2003