I downloaded the file and ran the install. After completing the install, it asked to reboot and then locked up in the process of shutting down. I was forced to do a hard power down because control-alt-delete didn't work.
When the machine came back on there was no system tray, desktop icons and windows explorer and Internet Explorer wouldn't work. If I do Control alt delete I can get to task manager and run commands from there. Was able to get to System Restore point prior to the attempted install of Google Desktop, but Explorer still won't run.
Attempts to run explorer from "file, run, explorer only flash the start bar/system tray momentarily and then the process stops running.
Any ideas.....? I've exceeded my capacity and multiple Google searches tell of nothing useful.
Doesn't appear to be malware, adware, etc.. infestation. Ad-Aware, SpyBotS&D and Norton scans come back clean.