It's not the shortcuts that aren't working. I don't have any shortcuts on my desktop. I go through the start menu to open programs. But its more then that, that wont oepn. Like flashplayer wont start up so I can even watch YouTube. I will go to click on a program to open it and I watch it in the Task Manager to see what it is doing, and it pops up in there then it just quits. It disappears.