help! yesterday, i restarted my machine (Windows XP home)
and the desktop icons, folders, and start menu don't
appear on my desktop. i can access everything by going to
the task manager, accessiong the run window, and clicking
on browse, but I've lost my WYSIWYG.
i reinstalled the system, no change, I downloaded and
installed the service pack from microsoft, no change.
when i start in safe mode, no problems occurr. but i'm not
sure where to go from there.
twice when i have restarted, I see all the missing stuff
pop up for half a second before it goes into the blue shut
my daughter was playing shockwave games from disney before
and before that, windows had done an automatic software
update, and I had restarted. then, i got a dialog box
asking me to fill in my email information including
password and servers. it was saying that rundll.exe needed
that information. i did fill it in, but I was suspicious
of spyware or hackers (i have DSL and zone alarm for a
any insight would be appreciated...