If you press the Windows key does the Start menu open? The Windows key is the one with the Windows logo on it, it is usually located next to the Control key (Ctrl key).
Please please please someone help me! I am running Windows XP Home edition. When I turned my computer off last night all was right with the world. Today when I turned it back on, it took FOREVER to just get to the login screen and then when my desktop finally appeared, the taskbar, and start button was missing. I can not manually start my virus program and I am not able to get onto the internet. Can someone PLEASE tell me what I can do to fix this? I am currently typing this from a 1999 Dell laptop that (thankfully) I did not toss out and I NEED to get my desktop puter up and running asap.