I have a family member who seems to be having an issue with their XP desktop. Suddenly, all of the desktop icons have disappeared. We can't seem to make desktop shortcuts for more icons either. When trying to do so, it will ask if we want to replace the current icon so apparently its there, but nothing shows up. We can't change the wallpaper either.
If I go to display properties & desktop tab, only My Documents, My Computer & My Network places are available . No Internet Explorer option like before. All are checked too, but none are showing up.
We've rebooted and done a virus scan, but it has come up with nothing. I'm wondering if a setting got messed up. If so, any idea where I would go to change it back?
Or is this some sort of other problem? It started acting like this last Saturday. Would a system restore possibly fix the problem?