This is a discussion on moved from security forum within the Windows XP Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. please see my posts here https://www.techsupportforum.com/show...303#post678303
i am workiing on a friends computor. he claims he just turned it on one day and found the missing desktop and toolbars. i have completed the 5 steps
i cannot start explore.exe nor can i access control panel. keep in mind that i only have task manager to work with. when i try to open these the task bar flashes for a second then dissapears.
you can see the whole thread at the above link.