Explorer is running, yet nothing shows up (XP) RRS feed

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  • I logged in, and the screen was blank, this happens occasionally, and all that was showing was my desktop background. The only way I can navigate on windows is if I use task manager. I opened task manager, and explorer was running, so I ended it and ran in again, and everything came back, the taskbar, desktop, etc. but my startup programs such as Avira, Gadwin, and all the other programs in my startup folder didn't start. Is there a process I can run that will, pretty much, refresh my Windows session without having to logout and log back in? I am running a Windows XP Home Edition (version 2002) with Service pack 3.
    Saturday, November 15, 2008 12:03 AM