How come my home built machine will not come out of sleep mode correctly?

by on May 20, 2013

Q: I have built my own new PC, and have installed Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. When the PC goes into “sleep” mode and I jostle my mouse for the machine to re-start/reboot, the screen comes up with only my wallpaper, i.e. no Icons and no Task Bar. Does anyone have a clear and intelligent explanation for what it is I either may do or need to do to correct this anomaly?