Operating systems aren’t perfect, and Windows is no exception. Day by day many errors are reported, such as the inability to boot the computer with Windows 11 and also sometimes it can happen that the desktop suddenly appears black rendering the computer unusable.
This fact is characterized by the disappearance of all the icons on the desktop and the taskbar. This is because ‘Explorer’ process stops suddenly due to unexpected problem without generating any visual error. But there are ways to reverse it in a very simple way, although at first it seems that nothing can be done with the computer.
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A simple command that can save your computer
Although the Windows interface seems to have disappeared, the truth is that you will be able to continue using your computer. To do this you simply have to press the keys Control + Shift + Escape. The task manager will automatically open where all the processes that are running as well as the main programs that are active at that moment will be displayed.
What is interesting in this window is to press Run new task. You will see that a dialog box opens where you can enter a text next to the word “Open”. Specifically, you will have to write “Explorer.exe” and then click on Accept. At the moment, Windows Explorer should be run again and therefore the taskbar and icons will appear on the desktop. This window can also be opened pressing Windows + R.
It should be noted that this trick will only work when everything is black but if the mouse appears. In the event that nothing is visible, it is likely that the error resides in a hardware component such as the graphics card or RAM memory, and it can even be a bug in the operating system. In these cases, it is recommended to restart the device.
Another solution that can be considered if the taskbar works is to enter Start and search for the term REGEDIT, clicking on the first option found. Among all the folders that appear, follow the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon. Finally, in the list of elements on the right, you will have to click on Shell and write the word explorer.exe. From here the process will be loaded as in the previous case.
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