Hey guys, I hope you can help because I have no idea what has happened to my computer. I am running on Win 2000 Pro, as I start up my computer, it would lag at the Win 2000 Pro screen and then lag again when it says Preparing network connection. When it finally gets past that stage and is about to go into the desktop, it would just show my desktop picture without my desktop icons or taskbar. I tried starting my computer in safe mode hoping that I could retrieve the important files but I don't even see my desktop icons there either. I noticed in my task manager that "explorer.exe" isn't listed. how do I go about fixing the problem? Also, my homepage has been hijacked, and I can't get it back to my normal homepage! Please help!! All is appreciated!