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Can someone help me with my laptop?
« on: January 30, 2011, 08:35:52 pm »

Okay, so for some reason now, my Dell Inspiron 2650, which I got for my 16th birthday won't let me use it. I turn it on, and it loads for awhile, and usually it goes to the screen that looks like this. But it doesn't go there. After it shows a screen that says "welcome", it shows a screen that is just my background (which, if you were wondering, looks like this.) That's it. Just my background. No icons, no start menu, nothing but the cursor and the background.

Does anyone know how I can fix it? I would really appreciate it if I could get some help.
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Re: Can someone help me with my laptop?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 09:04:05 pm »

Okay, so for some reason now, my Dell Inspiron 2650, which I got for my 16th birthday won't let me use it. I turn it on, and it loads for awhile, and usually it goes to the screen that looks like this. But it doesn't go there. After it shows a screen that says "welcome", it shows a screen that is just my background (which, if you were wondering, looks like this.) That's it. Just my background. No icons, no start menu, nothing but the cursor and the background.

Does anyone know how I can fix it? I would really appreciate it if I could get some help.

You could have been the victim of a prank that involved someone hiding your icons and taskbar.
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Re: Can someone help me with my laptop?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 09:47:58 pm »

Nope. Notta chance. It did work for me today, earlier. Now it doesn't work right. It's in safe mode for now.
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 05:15:36 pm »

Nope. Notta chance. It did work for me today, earlier. Now it doesn't work right. It's in safe mode for now.

You could try using an XP boot disk.
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Re: Can someone help me with my laptop?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 11:18:27 am »

If you can, try Ctrl-Alt-Del. Then open the Windows Task Manager. Go to processes. There should be a process called explorer.exe and if it is there, right-click and end the process. It might say some warning, but end the process anyway. Now go to applications and select new task type in explorer.exe , and all your stuff should appear again.

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Re: Can someone help me with my laptop?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2011, 12:34:32 pm »

If it never shows up after trying the other things, then you might have to open the repair thing by pressing a button while the computer boots. It should say which to press. Then you should be able to do a system restore or a system checker to see if any important files got messed up due to viruses or whatnot.

And if that does work, then you might just have to do a full reset. Which wipes your harddrive and starts anew like the first day you got it.

I had to do this a couple times with my computer at home. Hopefully you don't have anything really important saved there.
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Re: Can someone help me with my laptop?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2011, 02:48:51 pm »

It's fixed now.
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Re: Can someone help me with my laptop?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2011, 11:23:46 pm »

It's fixed now.

Congrats. Just out of curiosity, how did you fix it?
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011, 03:48:36 pm »

My dad fixed it, he's pretty good with computers.
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