Here's what happened:
I wanted to burn a disc using Windows Media Player using my laptop computer. For some reason, the burn button was not showing up. I couldn't click on it. I checked the file properties of the music files I was burning and they were MP3s, which I have never had a problem burning before with this type of file. So I decided to restart the computer. Once the computer finished the restart process, I clicked back into my start program, only to find out all my files are gone! I went into the Control Panel to check if they were completely gone, but the program list is showing all my files. I was able to access WMP by clicking on the exe file in my program files through Computer and was able to burn the disc. After that, I shut down the computer, waited five minutes, and started the computer up again. My start program is still not listing the files.
I notice twice that when the computer loaded my desktop, I got a corrupted file notice. It was an exe file, with the letters in some form of MSCAC. It comes and goes really quick so I can barely grab it. I tried to do a search for the file, but the window keeps crashing.
I also notice that I do not have certain Administrative properties anymore, like checking my Performance Logs. I had to click edit on the dialog pop-up boxes so I could gain access, but I am the sole Administrator on my laptop.
Could someone figured out what the heck happened?