Desktop will not display

When I log onto our Windows 2000 Server, the desktop does not come up.  I can log on and pull up the task manager, but beyond that all I get is a blank backgroud (no task bar or start button either).  On task manager I notice that the explorer.exe is not running, but I do not know how to start it.

Safe mode and Last Known Good both have not helped.

Any ideas??
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bgbeerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
this sounds like a virus.

no explorer.exe, taskbar or start button.

sounds like a good candidate for a reinstall.

at the very least I would reinstall windows without formatting and remove the windows folder.
On the task Manager, select the new task button on the Applications tab. Then type in explorer.exe. The link below may help as well.

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