Missing Desktop Icons and Taskbar in Vista & XP?

Answer It is a typical symptom of vundo/virtumonde and similar, the desktop problem is fixed by altering the following registry key (as you cant see the desktop you need to bring up task manager - ctrl+al... Read More »

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The icons on my desktop is missing can someone help?

What you need to do is locate the *.exe that you want to have an Icon on your desktop for, then you right click that *.EXE and select 'Create Shortcut' this will create a shortcut in the same folde... Read More »

Why are some system icons grayed out for my taskbar in Vista?

A common problem in Windows Vista is the absence of system notification icons in the taskbar. Sometimes you can fix this easily, but other times the check box options allowing you to fix it are gra... Read More »

How do I remove desktop icons using Vista?

Delete an IconRight-click the icon you want to remove and click "Delete." Click "Yes" if prompted to ensure that you do want to delete the icon.Hide All IconsRight-click a blank area of the desktop... Read More »

How do I add picture icons to the Vista desktop?

Create a ShortcutLocate the picture you want linked to your computer's desktop. Right-click the image file, and click "Send to." Select "Desktop (create shortcut)" to create a shortcut on your Wind... Read More »