Cannot see desktop?

#1
well, when i started my computer today, my desktop was not there... odd? yeah, i tried dragging some things to it and they moved from the previous folder, but didnt show up on the desktop, i even created a new text document, with no problems. but i cannot see my desktop my recycle bin or anything.... any ideas?
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#2
You never mentioned whether this just happened after installing Windows 7 or maybe you downloaded and installed new software?

Please try to provide as many details as you can when posting.:)

Startup and hit the F8 key and choose Last Known Good Configuration.

If that fails, choose Repair My Computer and you find an option for System restore.
 


#3
well, i closed my laptop lid and the computer went to sleep, then when i logged back in, this happened, i even restarted.
 


davehc

Essential Member
Premium Supporter
#4
You will have to come up with a few more details to assist help. What do you mean "You cannot see your desktop"?
Is it a black screen, no taskbar, no icons? explain a little more. From where did you attempt to drag items? How did you access notepad?
 


#5
The good old sleep problem, simple solution don't put your computer to sleep, you need to shut down the computer when this does happens not restart. As for a overall solution I don't know I just don't use the sleep or hibernate function because this can happen.
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#6
Yes,please answer davehc's questions first.

I found that the most useful information is directly in the help and Support options. Type in optimize laptop and there are many options to choose from.
 


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