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HP Pavilion - No. icons or start menu; only wallpaper

I am using an HP Pav.; not sure of the model but it has windows XP and I have it connected to a big monitor because the screen on the laptop is bad. I have been using this computer for a year or so (was given to me by my daughter). Recently, I turned it on and it was doing the regular updates and the Norton was doing it's thing. It took awhile and I left it on overnight until Sunday night and then when I went to get on and/or shut it down, it took awhile for the wallpaper and icons to appear. Well, I went ahead and re-booted but after that only the wallpaper came up without any icons or start menu. I have tried ctrl,alt.delete to bring up taskmaster but when it finally comes up, and I click on new task, etc., it hangs up and just sits there. Also, I tried getting it in safe mode but was not able to. Do I have another virus or what is wrong with the laptop?

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Try booting in safe mode (press F8 repeatedly while booting) A black screen should appera with several boot options. Choose boot in safe mode.

This should bring up a cut down version of windows.

Click on start - all programmes - accessories - system tools - system restore - choose a restore point date prior to your problems.

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