troubleshooting Question

No desktop icons

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Thanks in advance!

I started my computer today, and no desktop icons came up.  Not even the start menu button.  My wallpaper is showing, but when I right - click, nothing happens.  CTRL+ALT+DEL works, which enabled me to start firefox.  However, I couldn't find system restore or any useful program to try to deal with the problem.  It almost seems like these programs are gone.  I am suspicious that this may be a virus, since I just downloaded a file from an unknown source, which sent my norton antivirus into motion.  However, Norton said it deleted the file.

Am I completely screwed here?  I hope to be able to resolve this without having to completely reload windows and lose all my data.

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