Cool XP tips & tricks: What to do when your desktop freezes.

Often when your desktop freezes, or the taskbar disappears when you close a program, you don't normally have to restart your computer, as often this just the case of explorer not responding. To fix this, open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete. Click on the Processes tab and look for explorer.exe. End it if it's there and go back to Applications. Click on New Task and type explorer in the box and run it. Your desktop should reappear in a few seconds.

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