I can't access the desktop at all. There are no icons and the right click does not work either. I know the programs are still there, because I can see them under the add/delete programs, but I can get to them.
Someone else had this same problem awhile back. I supplied several ways to fix it and this is the method they reported back to say worked for them. Maybe this will help you too.
Start>Run>Regedit. Navigate to:
look for NoDesktop,REG_DWORD,1 If it is there, delete it (the NoDesktop key)
Double-click NoActiveDesktopChanges and set it to 0 (if it is not already)
Double-click NoActiveDesktop and set it to 0 (if exists)
look for HideIcons REG_DWORD,1 If it is there, delete it (the HideIcons key)