After logging on to our eMachine, the desktop icons and taskbar appear and disappear consistently. If you catch them on, they will function. IE and other programs can successfully be accessed from task manager. In safe mode, desktop icons & taskbar are missing. Reinstall Windows CD does not work. I have rolled back to last previous working mode to no avail. Kellys fixes didn't work.
Prior to this problem, son was loading limewire, using the program with ipod, then uninstalling it. It has been deleted and I can't find any left over files.
Could I have changed a vital setting while attempting to 'clean up' the pc? I've seen similare posts but not with functioning, alusive icons/taskbar. Can anyone help?