Question Windows 8.1 Laptop - Strange Desktop Appearance

brenski

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Nov 9, 2015
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As it says really: got a problem with my Aunt's Windows 8.1 Laptop
Desktop & Icons have disappeared and replaced with a strange wallpaper/explorer hybrid.
Lenovo Laptop B50-30 running Win 8.1 - was working fine until one week ago, then Aunt phones me to say desktop has gone missing.

This laptop used to have Classic Shell installed, but I've managed to uninstall this today - as I wondered if an app update may have caused this weird behaviour. It clearly didn't.
Hijackthis reveals nothing untoward, neither does startup

Has anybody ever seen this before? Know what it is? or have a fix? Any help would be appreciated


First image is a boot from Safe Mode, Second and third images are from normal boot.





 

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