I am having an issue with my Windows 7 Home Premium on my Dell Studio 1737 laptop.
I started up my laptop about 2 hours ago and it stuck at my Bios loading screen.
I then restarted my laptop and this time it booted successfully. but a lot slower than usual.
Once it started I had NONE of my usual desktop shortcuts. in fact I have NO desktop shortcuts what so ever.
I do have the windows 7 side bar. that seems to display fine.
I know cannot Add or display any shortcuts on my desktop.
I am really unsure how or why this has happened. I am very careful about my online activity. So i am pretty sure it is not a Malware issue. But I am not positive it is not because of this reason.
I have ran sfc /scannow and this found NO integrity violations.
I have also ran Adaware and super ant spyware and Norton AV scanners.
These too found nothing.
I have also gone to right click on desktop=personalise=change desktop icons= restore defaults and also manualy tried to add desktop shortcuts back to mr desktop but this does not work.
I have also tried to drag various shortcuts from my start menu onto my desktop and this too did not work.
I also pressed ctrl=alt=del and started task manager and clicked file new task (run) and entered explorer.exe and clicked ok.
This too did NOT work
I am at a loss to why this has happened and also how I can fix this.
Is there anyone here who can help me rectify this issue ?
Any help is appreciated