ok, I'm at a friends house working on his computer and after repairing many errors and removing old files etc, I restarted to perform the disk check (he is using xp). But after doing so I now have a problem with the desktop. For some reason there's a grey bar on the left of the screen which I can't get rid of. It's the same one which appears when viewing folders and shows folder tasks and links to other places. Also, I can't change the background to anything else. Anyone know how to repair this?
I'm pretty sure repairing an error has left more problems in the registry. Anyone know?