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desktop icons present in Safe Mode but absent in Normal Mode within Windows XP Pro SP2

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Hi Everyone;

         I wish to help a friend of mine with an unusual problem.  Within Normal Mode, the icons are missing.  The only thing present is the wallpaper.  However, if we go into Safe Mode, desktop icons do appear.  With this desktop problem at hand, I am wondering how we might can get the missing desktop icons within Normal Mode to reappear or come back.  

          The computer is a Dell Dimension E310 desktop.  The operating system is Windows XP Pro SP2.  If more information is needed or if there are followup questions, please feel free to let me know.  In the meantime, I will look forward to reviewing everyone's assessment and recommendations to this concern.  

             Many thanks in advance for any attention given.  

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