The area of icons next to the Start button is known as the Quick Launch Area or Quick Launch Toolbar and it puts your frequently used things a single click away. If it is broken it is usually not too hard to fix.
The Virtual Memory messages means Windows is doing it's job. They are annoying if they come up too often, but it is not really an error (generally) - it is just an informative message. I would hold off on changing anything concerning that for the moment.
We need to know more about your system so to reduce the number of questions, guessing, etc. and increase the number of good suggestions
Click Start, Run and in the box enter:
Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select All, Copy and then paste back here.
There will be some personal information (like System Name and User Name) and whatever appears to be private that you just delete from the pasted information.
Next, remove the likelihood of malicious software (malware) with these reputable programs.
Download, install, update and do a full scan with these free malware detection programs:
Malwarebytes (MBAM): http://malwarebytes.org/
SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS): http://www.superantispyware.com/
These can be uninstalled later if desired.
Edited by joseibarra, 13 September 2009 - 02:46 PM.