The window was open in my taskbar normally, and if I tried ALT+D to get to the address bar and typed in a few addresses, the browser seemed to point to those sites (Yahoo, Google, etc.), but the browser window itself refused to show up (I could only see my desktop). Basically, the browser window was permanently minimized no matter what I did.
I got a little frustrated, so I used my System Restore CD to reinstall Windows, and browsers work fine, although a second ago, one of my system folders was open and when I tried to go back to it, it stayed permanently minimized also.
The only things I can think of are that I downloaded and installed my company's online VPN software by Netscaler yesterday before I powered down, as well as the latest set of Windows XP updates.
I have to do some time-sensitive work tomorrow involving Web pages, so I'm actually kind of scared to power down my computer to night for fear that tomorrow, I won't be able to see any Web pages because they'll be permanently minimized again.
Any ideas? Thanks.