You did run UnHide? DO NOT eun a Temp file or Registry cleaner.
As you have a desktop without icons, first of all, do below
Open Task Manager (Ctrl + Alt + Del) and go to File
>> New Task (Run...)
>> type explorer.exe
Then, do a search for your explorer.exe
via your search function..
You may find the copy of explorer.exe
via either of below locations..C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\explorer.exe
Just choose either one of them and copy/paste it to C:\WINDOWS
This will restore the default start menu that came with Windows
Windows XP Pro 32-bit US English - This should also work in other 32 bit version of Windows XP but I have nothing to compare against.http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/fakehdd/winxp-pro-32bit-sm-reset.exe
Edited by boopme, 11 December 2011 - 02:02 PM.