BigChuck1K9, Go to the link below and download the "XP_CommonTasks.exe" file. Instructions are on the page. It will correct the problem.
<a href="http://s691.photobucket.com/albums/vv278/bigchuck1K9/?action=view¤t=Untitled.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv278/bigchuck1K9/Untitled.jpg" border="0" alt="Desktop"></a> Screen shot of his desktop
A friend of mine had this on his desk top you can?t use the folder task other places or detail on the left side of his desk top it just appeared one day and cant get rid of it
He does not know how it got there he even back dated his computer I have never seen XP do this