I just answered my own question with a bit of tinkering- This WILL help other people.
You can fix the start menu by right-clicking on start button and selecting properties. Then go to "Customize" and select the "Advanced" tab. Go through the list and set things how you would like them to appear.
Next, to restore C and D drives to My Computer, download "Tweak UI" from M$. It is free and AMAZING- I've been using it for years and keep it installed on all my xp machines. Google search for XP Powertoys and download it directly from microsoft to make sure you are not getting MORE malware. In Tweak, go to My Computer and check the boxes next to any hidden drives.