I have a fairly old HP Pavilion 5390 notebook running on windows ME. After using it as a back-up internet connection for a couple of years we decided to run a virus scan on it. We never had a virus protection program on it until a couple of weeks ago. When the test was finished, it found hundreds of files and said "This file may contain an unknown virus, Freedom will delete it" (the security software is Freedom security, provided by Adelphia). After it deleted all of the "viruses" the computer needed to restart. It goes through the normal progressions of the windows ME screen and plays the little sound byte upon startup. The only problem is that then it is just a white screen, no icons, no background, no start menu, just plain white. What makes it even weirder is that when you press Ctrl+Alt+Del it lists absolutely no programs as running. It is a blank menu for the programs running. Did the virus center delete all of my files? If anybody has any idea on what is going on, let me know.