I've got the same problem as kevinappleby in his thread, no desktop shortcuts, no toolbar and no start menu. Only way I can run programs is through task manager. It was my intention just to follow the replies in kevs thread and see if they worked for me, trouble is I now find that the damn machine wont let me run any anti-virus/spyware software! Have tried downloading new but it just doesn't work. Not sure if it's relevant but all this started when I tried installing XP SP2.
Here's hoping you can help,
Thanks in advance!!