When i turn on the laptop a dialog box opens. it is titled, "location not available". The text in the dialog box is: E:\desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. it could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the internet or your network, and then try again. if it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.
I also checked the windows explorer. there is not a desktop folder on the explorer beneath the favorites folder.
thanks in advance for your assistance.