Why did all my icons disappear from my desktop? 

by on December 31, 2010

Q: All of my icons disappeared from my desktop. I went to task manager but it just takes me back to the main screen which is just showing my screen saver. I am working with windows vista compaq notebook.

 
 

How come all my desktop icons are gone and I cannot create new folders? 

by on December 15, 2010

Q: Not only have the desktop icons disappear. but I can no longer create a new folder, I right click on the desktop and the dialog box shows the new folder option but when I click on it I get nothing. Many thanks for your time.

 
 

Why does it take so long to show icons on the desktop? 

by on November 30, 2010

Q: Why does it take so long to load icons to show on desktop?

 
 

Why do my desktop icon disappear and then reappear after I check show desktop icons? 

by on November 28, 2010

Q: I start the computer I can see the desk top for a minutes and they disappear. I check off show desktop icon and rechecked and they are back. please help I have win 7.

 
 

Why do I get an error saying this file does not have a program associated with it? 

by on November 22, 2010

Q: I have Windows 7 on a new Toshiba netbook. Just the other day I turned it on and tried to click on any of the icons on the desktop and start menu, and got the error: “This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. please install a …create an association in the Default Programs control panel.” Can you help me fix this?

 
 

How come my desktop icons will not open when I double click on them? 

by on November 16, 2010

Q: None of my desktop icons will open by double-clicking or by right-clicing & choosing “open”. I tried choosing “open with” , but it doesn’t give me the option of the correct program (word or excel). Brand new laptop w/Windows 7 (loaded my version of Word/Excel 2003).

 
 

Is it possible to increase the size of icons and text on my desktop using the mouse? 

by on October 8, 2010

Q: What would cause the text and everything else to become larger when I did not go to the Control Panel to reset it. At the time I was on Facebook and I suppose I had my palm on the mouse too long. When I removed my hand off the mouse everything became larger. I was on my sister’s Acer laptop and could not reset it to make it smaller. What happened?

 
 

How come everything but my wallpaper has disappeared from my screen? 

by on September 27, 2010

Q: Everything but my wallpaper has disappeared from my desktop. No buttons on my keyboard work and my mouse does nothing but move the cursor across the screen. How can I get everything working again?

 
 

How come my background and icons disappear when I unplug my laptop charger? 

by on September 19, 2010

Q: Every time I unplug my laptop from the charger, my background and icons disappear and it’s just a blank screen. I can go down to the bottom and the task manager is still there, but not the background or icons.

It only does it on the administrators’ account not the other user.

How do I fix this? I have an ASUS laptop and Windows Vista. It just recently started doing this.

 
 

How come the desktop icons are very faint on my computer? 

by on May 12, 2010

Q: How come the desktop icons are very faint on my Dell XPS Laptop w/ MS XP Pro? They are so faint that I need a flashlight and a dark room to navigate! Scanned and cleaned with Vipre; no light on power button but will power up, cap & num locks lights up; cannot auto boot to OS disk or after F12 entry to boot to CD – it just goes to Windows then the faint desktop icons that I can barely see. I’ve checked the device manager – what else?