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XP SP3 install finished with only Recycle Bin on desktop??

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Hello Experts...

I just completed a wipe and reinstall of XPSP3 on a Dell GX260.  I left briefly and came back to find a desktop with only the Recycle Bin on it...no MyDocs or MyComputer, etc.

I had to manually download the drivers for the NIC, sound, and video from Dell.  Strangely, the download page for my Dell Service Tag did not supply the correct drivers for the NIC and sound...but with some searching I found the right ones.

I do have a MyDocs folder under Admin.  I do have all the standard XP apps, e.g. IE7, Outlook Express, Media Players etc.

Before I continue with antivirus, anti-malware, etc, I'd like to hear from an Expert whether it is normal for an installation to  end up without MyDocs, My Computer, Network Places, etc.

What say you?
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Are according checkboxes unchecked in Control panel / Display / Properties / Desktop / Desktop Icon Settings ?
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Wow.  I've been using computers daily since before hard drives, and I've never noticed that setting.  -  Thanks for the prompt reply.
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Bill have hidden this setting very well..   But not for us!  :-)
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