Desktop dont have any icon,not even 'START' icon

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Its a dual boot, c:xp d:2k e: storage. After the installation xpsp2 in C:, I
went to Windowupdates and install KB873374/885250/867282/873333. Somewhere
along the installation think its 'GUI', it ask a question I CLICK NO, THEN
CLICK YES.......... the process continue and restart the pc. Now, when boot
up,
only the wall paper and there is not even the START icon.

Alt/ctl/delete/File/New task and type in
"%systemroot%\explorer.exe", it gives me
{{"window Explorer" -window explorer has encounterd a problem and needs to
close......... error signature Applame: explorer.exe AppVer:6.0.2900.2055
ModName:kernel32.dll code: 0xc00000005 }}

In "safe mode",it gives me 'ADMINISTRATOR' icon and User X icon. When I
install xp, I only have I user name X.

Need your guidance to resolve this monster as XP is completely new to me,
many thanks
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    "confused xp" <confused xp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Its a dual boot, c:xp d:2k e: storage. After the installation xpsp2 in C:, I
    >went to Windowupdates and install KB873374/885250/867282/873333. Somewhere
    >along the installation think its 'GUI', it ask a question I CLICK NO, THEN
    >CLICK YES.......... the process continue and restart the pc. Now, when boot
    >up,
    >only the wall paper and there is not even the START icon.
    >
    >Alt/ctl/delete/File/New task and type in
    > "%systemroot%\explorer.exe", it gives me
    >{{"window Explorer" -window explorer has encounterd a problem and needs to
    >close......... error signature Applame: explorer.exe AppVer:6.0.2900.2055
    >ModName:kernel32.dll code: 0xc00000005 }}
    >
    >In "safe mode",it gives me 'ADMINISTRATOR' icon and User X icon. When I
    >install xp, I only have I user name X.

    This is normal behaviour. Log on as the Administrator and then via the
    Control Panel > Add and remove Programs remove the Windows Updates. Or
    use the System Restore tool.
    Now reinstall the updates one by one.
    "A Description of the Safe Boot Mode Options in Windows XP"
    (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315222)
    "How to Restore the Operating System to a Previous State in Windows
    XP" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306084)

    --
    (tm)
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