when i start my pc(windows xp) my backround loads but no desktop nor icons. startup and other functions are in-operable. I can load windows in safe mode but i still can't figure out what is the problem. i ran numerous of virus scans and spybot detectors. it all started when i was playing a game and it froze. i restarted my pc and havent been able to run in normal mode since. please help me. firstname.lastname@example.org is my email. jfcrackz is my instant messaging name.