My computer is driving me crazy. I'm using windows xp home. Everything was fine and dandy this morning. but tonight, I turned on my computer and the following happened:
1. All of my desktop shortcuts had disappeared - I put them back but they rearrange themselves at will
2. My background destop image is just plain blue and I can't change it - i've tried every way.
3. I can't change the windows display settings. I click 'apply' and nothing happens
4. I can't open msn messenger - haven't tried any other prgrams yet but msn definately won't run.
It's almost as if windows has gone completely back to default displays etc but I can't change it back. I can't run certain programs and certain things have gone from the start menu. Other small changes that I had before (like using cleartype and having big fonts in the window headers) have gone.
I subscribe to Ewido security suite and I've performed a full sytem scan with that. I've also used registry mechanic and McAfee. I'm not sure what else to do. It's really annoying because no matter how I alter the appearance of windows, it reverts back to this default state every time I reboot - I just get the plain blue desktop background and my shortcuts are all rearranged.
I understand you're all busy people but any help would be massively appreciated
Thanks for you time.