Desktop not loading properly

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by arjuna89, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. arjuna89


    Oct 31, 2009
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    When vista loads it loads all the way to the desktop, but what I'm left with is a black screen with a broken, unresponsive taskbar.

    Oddly enough, I can still do normal operations such as ctrl+alt+delete

    I've tried registry fixes, system restore, virus scan with multiple programs, many things.

    Here's the error from the "Problem Reports and Solutions":


    Windows Explorer


    Stopped responding and was closed


    10/31/2009 2:12 AM


    Report Sent


    A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

    Problem signature

    Problem Event Name: AppHangB1

    Application Name: explorer.exe

    Application Version: 6.0.6002.18005

    Application Timestamp: 49e01da5

    Hang Signature: 8154

    Hang Type: 4

    OS Version: 6.0.6002.

    Locale ID: 1033

    Additional Hang Signature 1: d80356e813bd4ffe22e694152a46cf49

    Additional Hang Signature 2: b144

    Additional Hang Signature 3: 7ce69e15c1f650ca9baaff3b64f3c2e9

    Additional Hang Signature 4: 840e

    Additional Hang Signature 5: 6a8108b0e7e51d368b146123940462df

    Additional Hang Signature 6: ef0f

    Additional Hang Signature 7: 4b9d445ad265f413d05e34952bfa098f

    Extra information about the problem

    Bucket ID: 618088093


    I have to use safemode otherwise I get the same thing. I've tried resetting explorer.exe over and over, and that sometimes jolts the taskbar to function. But I still have this black screen.

    I haven't done anything to this machine that could have caused this.

    The only thing I did that fits in the timeframe of the malfunction is copy+pasting a few .txt files to my external harddrive (something I've done zillions of times before)

    Re-Installing Vista is out of the question, as I'm sure there is a better solution.

    Please, I seriously need assistance or I am going to loose my freaking mind.
    arjuna89, Oct 31, 2009
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