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.