I have had a few problems with my computer for awhile that are annoying in the least.
WINXP Home edition
Svc pack 2
On my original login user account somehow my desktop has become extremely screwed up and currently has a white bar to the left with file information as if I were in windows explorer. I think at some point I created a folder desktop in an effort to get rid of a virus, don't ask me why, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
In any case I am unable to place anything like new folders or old folders on the desktop. The few things on the desktop cannot be moved either there's a black circle with a diagonal line anytime I try to move something. I became frustrated and solved the problem by creating a new user log in.
So in the new login I have a somewhat normal desktop but often when I click on the desktop a given icon will highlight as if I double-clicked it to change the name of the file. This sometimes causes problems doing windows explorer searches or opening files. Opening a folder or doing searches will often result in a particular file being highlighted with a blinking curser as if I were going to rename the file. Sometimes clicking the desktop will deselect the file but often it won't or it will reselect the file. It's more of a nuisance than anything.
In any case if anyone has any possible solutions or can point me to a simple guide I would be appreciative. I have done lots of searching but it's been difficult to find an answer.