on returning to my computer, which has been left switched on, regardless of whether screensaver is enabled/disabled the desktop icons and task bar have vanished. ctl,Alt & Delete will not bring up the task manager. The only way out is to reboot the machine. Any ideas?
yes I have tried the first one, when everything vanishes right clicking does not bring anything up,the wallpaper is all that is shown. the computer is still working because the rest of the network can use it.
I have tried Kelly's Corner as recommended, at first I thought this had worked but then the same happened again.The time for the icons to dissappear varies.
Any other help would be appreciated?
This is caused by a virusinfecton. The best thing to do is to format your HDD (preferrably a low-level format) and install a fresh copy of Windows. Then get yourself a proper antivirus like ESET NOD32 from www.eset.om.