Original title:Startup problems after recent windows 7 updates
I was once a dedicated PC user. My relatively new gateway desktop computer has the following:
- intel core2 quad cpu q8300 @ 2.5 GHz 8 GB ram 64 bit os with windows 7 home premium.
I had NO PROBLEMS until the recent multiple windows updates (which included SP1). At startup, all i see is the background but no icons, gadgets or start button. The only way I can get online is by starting in Safe Mode with Networking. This limits my computing ability drastically. I tried recovery, but my restore points don't go far enough back in time. Please help! I am so frustrated that I am now considering buying an apple.