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Help!

by captdane / September 15, 2006 12:02 PM PDT

Alright- so my screen has suddenly turned blue & all of my desktop icons are gone except for just 2 of them. It worked just fine a few days back.

Have I crashed?

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Maybe this will help. . .
by Coryphaeus / September 15, 2006 9:53 PM PDT
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Re: strange desktop
by Kees Bakker / September 16, 2006 5:18 AM PDT
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- Maybe logging on as another user by accident? Each user has his own desktop (both the items and the color).
- Somebody else has access to the machine to do changes?

Kees

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what does it look like in Safe Mode?
by reefurbb / September 18, 2006 12:33 AM PDT
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If normal (16bit) color, then it's a gremlin. Try changing the Desktop Theme to something else. Hope you arer clean of viruses/spyware.
If not, borrow a monitor as that is the likely culprit.
Icons maybe appear to be not there because they are not blue. If the borrowed, known good, monitor is still blue, you may have a strange video card.
Electronic components mostly don't make signs they are going to fail.

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