Windows 10: Computer has missing icons on desktop and unresponsive/loading taskbar...

Discus and support Computer has missing icons on desktop and unresponsive/loading taskbar... in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hey! I'm not too sure if this problem occurred after hitting "Update and Shut Down," or if there is some other factor that caused this. When I turn... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Dronnam, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Dronnam Win User

    Computer has missing icons on desktop and unresponsive/loading taskbar...


    Hey! I'm not too sure if this problem occurred after hitting "Update and Shut Down," or if there is some other factor that caused this.


    When I turn on my computer, it takes me straight to the desktop, but all of my icons and programs are missing... and when I hover my mouse over the taskbar it shows the "loading" animation. I've tried hitting Shift + Clicking on Restart at the loading screen, but I have been unable to load a previous version or system recovery; it also said that the computer had an error or was unable to be Reset when I tried this.


    Maybe this might be a virus? I have no idea.


    Command Prompt seems to be working fine, so if it would be possible I feel like it could be fixed through this...

    Please don't suggest or tell me to go to my Control Center or anything similar, because I can't do this... even on Safe Mode.

    I could try to reinstall Windows too, I just don't know how to verify what version of Windows I have, and how to do this with my USB.

    :)
     
    Dronnam, Oct 19, 2018
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  2. O0mix0O Win User

    ALL icons missing/blank (desktop, taskbar, explorer)


    Hi all,


    • - Had the laptop hooked up to the TV last night via HDMI
      - Unplugged, then closed lid - putting it to sleep
      - Turned on today, no icons whatsoever.


      - Tried restarting the laptop
      - Tried restarting 'explorer.exe'

    Any tips for getting them back? It's annoying the hell out of me!

    Thanks in advance!

    Also:
    When I open the explorer when uploading or downloading something, the icons are there..

    Here's a pic:

    Computer has missing icons on desktop and unresponsive/loading taskbar... [​IMG]

    Computer has missing icons on desktop and unresponsive/loading taskbar... [​IMG]
     
    O0mix0O, Oct 19, 2018
    #2
  3. Desktop Icon in taskbar is missing

    The Desktop icon in the taskbar is missing. Normally it is on the far right, but it has been replaced by the notifications icon.

    I use the desktop icon and would like it back. At one time in one of the older Windows, you could show the desktop with a right click on the desktop. "show desktop" appeared.

    Maybe they should bring that back.
     
    Nantucketbob, Oct 19, 2018
    #3
  4. Yaqub K Win User

    Computer has missing icons on desktop and unresponsive/loading taskbar...

    System Icons on taskbar

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    Are you referring to the clock system icon on the taskbar?

    If so, I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below:


    • Click on the search bar on the taskbar.

    • Type system icons.

    • Under Turn System Icons ON or OFF, turn On the Clock and check with the issue.

    Hope it helps.
     
    Yaqub K, Oct 19, 2018
    #4
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