I tried to install a DVD burner, I unplugged the computer then attached it. When I restarted the computer it said that ‘boot up failed’, something along those lines. So I had to shut it down and take the burner out. Now everything seems to be gone, there are no links on the desktop other than the recycle bin, and nothing in the start menu except internet explorer, outlook express & address book. The computer is also extremely slow and jumpy, for some reason my homepage was reset to the german MSN page and evertime I open or change a window I get a message saying ‘As part of the Tools for Internet Explorer, we have now activated Safe Shopping Features for your browser. It provides you with information about merchants we have identified as safe providers of goods or services. We automatically identify you as one of our users to these merchants’. So I have no idea what is going on now.
Does anyone have any idea what happened. I should just take it to a computer expert in town, I am not sure what it did.