My computer was slowing down and I was getting freeze ups and "not reponding" messages until some days i couldn't use it at all. It was like my whole computer had a demented mind of it's own and everything i tried to do it would block me. Sometimes it would just go crazy. I had a feeling it was a virus of some kind do I started trying to download anti-virus software--I swear it knew! It was like it was doing everything in it's power to block the downloads or if I did get it to download it wouldn't install. Finally I did manage to get one program to work and it did away with nearly 1,000 beagle worms. But the computer was still nuts. So I used spybot and caught several adware and a few spy programs. Hell's lil spy??? The computer was still crazy and I lost my desktop and start menu. Did a system restore, but didn't do any good. I cleaned out my documents, picture files, old programs, and the recycle bin and now the computer is better --it no longer seems crazed and it isn't as slow--but i'm still getting too many "not responding" messages and my desktop and start menu are still gone. It flashes on just before the computer shuts down. The only way I get on is by turning off the computer and if I'm fast enough and lucky enough to click the start menu when it flashes on just before everything shuts down I can get on. How can I get my desktop back? Keep in mind I know very little about technical stuff.