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    Dear Fellow Experts

    My friend has an Exchange Server 2003 on Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition. I don't know what he did, now the "START" writing in the START button on desktop has dissapeared. Later I find out that all the Local Area Connection icons ( he has 2 network adapters ) are also missing and if you open Device Manager, there is no hardware list there, just blank.

    Anyone ever experienced this ? If yes, please tell me how to solve it.

    The Exchange Server services are all running just fine.
    I have scanned the Windows 2003 with up-to-date antivirus, and it's clean.

    Thanks a bunch

    Ronnylf

  • #2
    Re: Icons Missing in Windows 2003

    Have you rebooted the server???

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    • #3
      Re: Icons Missing in Windows 2003

      Already, many times

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      • #4
        Re: Icons Missing in Windows 2003

        Try restarting explorer.exe via the taskmanager.
        Marcel
        Technical Consultant
        Netherlands
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        http://blog.nessus.nl

        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
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        • #5
          Re: Icons Missing in Windows 2003

          Already did. Many times
          The icons still missing.

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          • #6
            Re: Icons Missing in Windows 2003

            Hmmm try an other user account to logon with.
            Marcel
            Technical Consultant
            Netherlands
            http://www.phetios.com
            http://blog.nessus.nl

            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
            "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

            "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
            "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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            • #7
              Re: Icons Missing in Windows 2003

              Already tried, from Domain Admins privilege to Users privilege. Nothing changed

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              • #8
                Re: Icons Missing in Windows 2003

                hmmm Ok, what more have you already tried?
                Marcel
                Technical Consultant
                Netherlands
                http://www.phetios.com
                http://blog.nessus.nl

                MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                • #9
                  Re: Icons Missing in Windows 2003

                  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825826

                  Have tried in General Troubleshooting Method 2 and 4
                  Advanced Troubleshooting Method 5

                  Still the same

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                  • #10
                    Re: Icons Missing in Windows 2003

                    Does safemode show the problem?
                    Could be video card drivers.
                    cheers
                    Andy

                    Please read this before you post:


                    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Icons Missing in Windows 2003

                      Hi,

                      Can you check if the Plug and Play service is started and set to Automatic?
                      This might be relevant to the blank Device Manager issue you have.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Icons Missing in Windows 2003

                        Yes it is started and set to Automatic

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                        • #13
                          Re: Icons Missing in Windows 2003

                          Dear Experts,

                          Additional information from me

                          You can see the screenshots of missing icons at

                          Missing Device Manager
                          http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...ylf/Devman.jpg

                          Missing Local Area Connections
                          http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...lf/Network.jpg

                          Services Windows
                          http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...f/Services.jpg

                          Missing "START" writing in START button
                          http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...nylf/Start.jpg

                          As you can see in Services there are 4 services that is set to automatic but does not start, which are
                          Microsoft Search
                          IPSECServicesPolicyAgentCiSvc
                          Routing and Remote Access
                          Performance Logs and Alerts

                          Thanks
                          Ronnylf
                          Last edited by ronnylf; 19th January 2009, 10:54.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Icons Missing in Windows 2003

                            Did you try safemode?
                            cheers
                            Andy

                            Please read this before you post:


                            Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Icons Missing in Windows 2003

                              Have you installed patch KB905749? If so, uninstall it.
                              Last edited by Dumber; 19th January 2009, 11:48.
                              Marcel
                              Technical Consultant
                              Netherlands
                              http://www.phetios.com
                              http://blog.nessus.nl

                              MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                              "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                              "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                              "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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