See the link below:
If this doesn't fix the issue, please tell us more about the computer, specifically which version of Vista? Sp1? Other things you've tried to fix the problem?
Hope this helps.
Hi all, a friend has a Compac laptop, running Vista Home edition and she has lost all the desktop icons. We tried taking it back a month, then two, but still no joy. She only lost them last week after she downloaded the Windows updates. Anyone got an answer to this one please.