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Desktop icons disappear after start-up

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When i boot up my PC, the desktop icons and taskbar load normally for about one minute. Then they all disappear and only my background shows. Then the auto-dialer appears and waits to connect to my ISP. When I close the auto-dialer, only the background shows. When I right-click nothing happens. I ctrl+alt+delete to bring up task manager. Click File, Run (New task) and type in desktop. Everything comes back to normal. I have loaded XP SP2 and run registry cleaner. I have not run Spybot yet. When I reboot the same thing happens and all icons disappear again. Please help me fix this problem. Thanks!
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Please go to the malware forum in my signature and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE .

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.
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