I hope someone can help me here. My brother had some problems with a few viruses. He had picked up Sasser and MSBlast (i think they were) and a couple of others. We downloaded the SP1 Service Pack as he hadn't been using Windows Update.
Before we installed it we did a clean up of old programs and desktop icons during which i noticed something curious. On my PC my desktop folder is c:\documents and settings\steve\desktop. However on my brothers its c:\documents and settings\james\cookies\desktop!
There is a c:\documents and settings\james\desktop folder but it doesn't seem to be used.
After we installed SP1 the icons on the desktop stopped working. Most would respond with the message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item". This only occurred with icons in the james\desktop folder. If the icons are moved to the james\cookies\folder then they also don't work!
They will only work if moved to the all users\desktop folder - took 3 hours to find that out!
All the icons where fine before SP1 but now if we install a new program we need to move the programs icons to the all users\desktop folder to work.