I began having this proble recently. When I start my computer, I get the welcome screen. When I shift to the desktop, only the background is there. There is no desktop icons, no windows menu... NOTHING. The thing is I cant link this to anything because I reinstalled windows and got the same problem two days later. All I was doing the second time was updating my computer with stuff it previously had for ages, so it cant be anything like that. I have Norton up and running perfectly so its not a virus. I can only access things through the task manager after pressing ctrl-alt-delete. Someone please help. I cant keep reinstalling windows every 2 days. Please help me.