Well guys here's the deal: I restarted my comp one day and it the start menu wouldn't load, wouldn't load at all. I ctrl+alt+del and it said explorer.exe was using 99 of my processor... it stayed like that to.... Anyways my start menu(thats the start menu and the whole bar across the bottom of the screen) would never work. Whenever I pointed my mouse over the menu or bar it would always have an hour-glass. I was just wondering what is wrong?? I had to use all my programs from ctrl+alt+del which is exactly what I am doing right now.. But I want my start menu back!! lol... can anyone help me?