I am noticing one of the weirdest behaviors of Windows Xp on my computer since yesterday. Just before I tried shutting down my computer yesterday, it showed me a BSOD for the first time since I taken this system. It was all of a sudden. I was just leaving for 2 hours hence left the system as it, thought will shut it down when I’ll come back. When I returned after two hours I saw that my system was still rebooting and running scandisk again and again.
Every time it was getting stuck while in scandisk hence I unplugged the system to shut it down. After few seconds and replugged and booted the system. It again went to scandisk and completed successfully this time. When it booted to the desktop I saw that my desktop is completely empty. There is no taskbar, no start button not even my any desktop icons, completely blank.
Surprising my keyboard keys are working, mouse cursor is moving and my system is responding. I can lunch task manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del, that’s it. I cannot do any ting else apart from this.
Now when we normally see such black desktop, the first thing that comes to mind is explorer.exe, right ? I did that. Launched task manager and tried to create a process explorer. exe but it wouldn't start. As far as I know the very last thing I installed on this system was I updated my iTunes to version 8.0. Could that be the reason ?