This article was previously published under Q174659
After you log on to Windows NT, the Start button, taskbar, and desktopicons may not be displayed. The only visible object on the screen may bethe mouse pointer.
This behavior can occur if you restore the System and Software registrykeys from an Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) that was created before youinstalled Internet Explorer 4.0 with the Windows Desktop Update component.
For more information about uninstalling Internet Explorer and Windows NT,see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID : 165695 TITLE : How to Add or Remove Windows Desktop Update
ARTICLE-ID : 174265 TITLE : How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0
ARTICLE-ID : 171411 TITLE : Cannot Log In After Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0
ARTICLE-ID : 172919 TITLE : Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 Option Is Missing
ARTICLE-ID : 164538 TITLE : Using Older Registry or Repair Disk with Internet Explorer 4.0
ARTICLE-ID : 167185 TITLE : Problems after Restoring Older Registry or ERD