If Firefox is fine then I'm going to write it's spyware related.
This is not a desktop recovery error. While using the computer, for example using IE on the internet: all of my desktop icons and access to anything ie. start menu and right click on desktop no longer works. I can continue using the IE open window, but to get my other programs back I have to shut down. The desktop wallpaper still remains. What can I do? As well, as an aside, I want to add a menu bar along the bottom, how do I activate it? Thank you.