Desktop / Start Menu / Taskbar missing

At least one of the following may apply:

  • You can not see any Desktop icons.
  • You can’t see the Start Menu or taskbar.
  • Programs do not appear on the taskbar

It may also be possible to do this on the problem computer:

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to get to the Task Manager.
  2. Click File -> New Task (Run…), type in iexplore.exe to bring up Internet Explorer and download the link above.
    • Alternatively, save the file above to a USB device and plug it in. Then click New Task (Run…) and navigate to the file to run it.

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