I've managed to access this connection via the task manager as the problem is after a reboot all I can see is the desktop wallpaper. All my icons as well as the task bar and start menu have disappeared. Left or right clicking has absolutely no effect. Rebooting in Safe Mode is exactly the same.
I have absolutely no idea how this has happened but I'm sure I'm the cause (I Hope) so I'm hoping it can be easily rectified. Otherwise, I fear something more sinister like a virus.
I'll be remaining on this page until I can rectify the problem with someone's kind help.
No error messages. Just a blank screen after what appears to be a successful boot.
In my hast I also forgot to mention that I have Mcafee virus scan which picked up nothing, so I suppose there could be a Trojan at work that it hasn't picked up. But saying that it has picked up 1 or 2 in the past week one called "muut.exe" and another called "dust.exe" both of which I believe I got rid of, hence the system restore being turned off.