1.    08 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Weird desktop bug

    So I was doing some things and then all of the sudden my desktop and taskbar were gone! the windows i had currently open at the time were completely stable but everything else was black and empty here's a picture: Click image for larger version. 

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  2.    08 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,470
    Win 10 Pro (1709)

    Looks like explorer has crashed and not restarted.
    What happens if you relaunch it via the task manager?
    (Press CTRL+SHifT +ESC together, File, Run new task, type

    Or restart or log off/on (e.g. via CTRL + ALT + DEL).

    Then check your Reliability History for an explorer crash and see if you can learn anything.
    (just type
    in Cortana's search bar and click on Reliability History and inspect the reports marked with an x).
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  3.    08 Sep 2016 #3

    Another thing you can check is Event Viewer to see if there are any explorer related issues.
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  4.    08 Sep 2016 #4
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    Thread Starter

    Oh I found the problem I got file explorer confused with windows explorer so I went to task mgr to close it because it was lagging and then it happened
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  5.    09 Sep 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,470
    Win 10 Pro (1709)

    Ok.. File explorer is now the formal name (isn't it confusing) for explorer.exe 'explorer', contrasted with Internet explorer.
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