I have XP Pro SP2 with latest Win updates. Two days ago all program icoms disappeared from my desktop (problem rectified as Desktop did a default auto cleanup without my knowledge). However when I go to the Start button, Programs menu, Program groups are listed, but most of the folders are empty, e.g. Games. A check of the C:\Programs folder shows that all the programs are still installed and appear to be intact.
I have checked out pc with HiJackThis, Trand Micro Internet Security 2005, Lavasoft Ad-aware, Spybot Search & Destroy, & Micorsoft Antispam and all have checked out OK
I have tried a System restore point, but that didn't work as did a restore installation of SP2.
Intel P4 2.26mHz,ASUS P4B533-E mobo,1gb (2x 512mb Corsair XMS3200) DDR RAM,2 x Maxtor 80GB PATA HDD RAID2 config,Matrox G550 Video card, Sony DRU-800A DVD-writer,DRU-1621 DVD-ROM