Windows XP SP3, Intel i3, Microcenter computer. System will boot to desktop and all desktop icons will show. When I click on them nothing happens. I have also tried other programs such as my Hawking wireless internet receiver, but like the others it will not initialize or start. I have tried to resent by using System restore, but it too will not initialize. The only programs I can get to open are Adobe PDF files. The last thing I was doing prior to my noticing this happening was to remove "Steam" an online gaming portal my son put on my computer but was never used and Panda Anti-virus. I removed both of these programs using the Windows Add/Remove program feature. Since I am unable to access the internet with this computer, I am submitting this on an alt machine.
Thank you again in advance for your help.
NOTE: Originally submitted on Friday, 2/8/13 but it did not show in the Forum. If it turns out that this is a double entry, my apologies