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Old March 29th 08, 07:31 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.display
ste
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Default Can't recover desktop

The screen is blank after booting up. No icons, no start, cannot right
click. I can ctrl, atl, delete but it doesn't give me the option of "new
task". Only end task, shutdown & cancel. Unfortunately my boyfriend cannot
find any disk that came with computer. Help!
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Old May 21st 08, 05:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.display
elvisleftthebuilding
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"ste" wrote:

The screen is blank after booting up. No icons, no start, cannot right
click. I can ctrl, atl, delete but it doesn't give me the option of "new
task". Only end task, shutdown & cancel. Unfortunately my boyfriend cannot
find any disk that came with computer. Help!



Best advice I can give would be to start over with XP or at least W2K. If
the pc is old enough to have came with win ME you might consider a new pc
altogether.
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Old May 21st 08, 10:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.display
Mart
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Default Can't recover desktop

Have you tried starting in Safe Mode?

How to boot into Safe Mode? - The 'Official' MS method is holding down or
'stabbing at' the Ctrl OR the F8 keys, BUT you do need to do this
IMMEDIATELY after you power up your PC and keep 'stabbing' at them until the
WinMe
splash screen shows. You could also try the same, but using the Shift key
instead.

Come back and let us know how you get on then someone can advise further.

Mart


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The screen is blank after booting up. No icons, no start, cannot right
click. I can ctrl, atl, delete but it doesn't give me the option of "new
task". Only end task, shutdown & cancel. Unfortunately my boyfriend
cannot
find any disk that came with computer. Help!



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Old September 12th 08, 10:37 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.display
Andrew[_2_]
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Default Can't recover desktop

immediatly after you turn on press the F8 key rapidly and go into safe mode.

"ste" wrote:

The screen is blank after booting up. No icons, no start, cannot right
click. I can ctrl, atl, delete but it doesn't give me the option of "new
task". Only end task, shutdown & cancel. Unfortunately my boyfriend cannot
find any disk that came with computer. Help!

 




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