Why is my Windows 7 desktop not showing up? There are a number of reasons of why this can happen. Most of the time, it is a virus that has caused some mayhem. Then there are sometimes where it is simply a write error that may have corrupted the system files.
If you find your Windows 7 desktop not showing up then you can try the easy solution first. Many times there are simply write errors that may corrupt system files. The system file need for the Windows 7 desktop is the “explorer.exe’ file. If this file is corrupt then your Windows 7 desktop won’t show up. You can easily fix this by getting the “explorer.exe” file from another computer that is running Windows 7. You can do this with a flash drive. The files are usually located in the “Windows” folder of the “C:” drive. You will want to delete the “explorer.exe” that is corrupt on your computer before you replace it with the new one.
If this does not fix the problem then you may have a virus that is simply messing up the program on purpose. Instead of putting the “explorer.exe” file back where it was, you can try to put it in a different folder such as the “Downloads” folder. You should be able to run it there with no problem. However, you will have to do this every time you turn on your computer because the “explorer.exe” will not automatically start from this folder location. Therefore, you will have to use the Task Scheduler to make the “explorer.exe” program to start every time you turn on your computer. You can simply type “Task Scheduler” in the start menu to begin. There you would create a task. Choose the new “explorer.exe” as the program to start. The trigger for the task will have to be “when I log on to my computer.” You will also have to give this process the highest privileges. You can do this by clicking the box at the bottom that indicates this before you finish creating the task with Task Scheduler.