When booting normally, I cannot access Internet Explorer (I use Firefox normally but IE occasionally for certain things), Control Panel, Windows Explorer, nor view the contents of the Recycle Bin, among other things. When I do try to open any of these, my machine just seems to hang for a while, then the desktop clears other than the wallpaper, and then everything reappears but the program never opens. Also, about half of the stuff in the Notification Area doesn't come back. When booting into Safe Mode, though, everything seems functional.
I have Win XP SP1 (waiting to resolve issues before installing SP2). I appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks!