ok, so here is the problem... (I have win XD pro) while doing research on google, i was prompted to install a chinese language pack. i did not, primarily because i was reading the site in english. as soon as i closed the box, it reopened. this happened several times until i checked the "do not ask me again" box. then my IE crashed. going to my desktop, i found my IE icon was gone, but another was in a diffrent spot labled "Intennet Exploner" and below that was 3 iconswith very a confusing language (Im assuming its my pc trying to figgure out simplified chinese). when i right click these icons, i get nothing but squares. if i highlight it and hit the del key, it says it cannot delete becaue it isin use by another person or program. I tried to restart my pc, no luck. so i removed my zip drive and moved to my laptop (What im using now) when i connected to the laptop, i accessed the internet (Wich is much slower but better protected due to the sensitive files on it) i recieved the SAME THING! INSTANTLY! i hadn't gone anywhere except the google homepage and im assuming they came over on the zip drive. so...... i need help in terms for a complete *****. im not that tech savvy (savvy on many things, but my tech knowlage stopped with win98) I need to know how to delete these files (there is also one in my favorates list in IE that wont delete either) and how not to loose all my information. Please help. Publiccovert Update: now i have 2 new problems stemming from this. my system restore does nothing, because i tried it on my first computer. so i put in my xd disk and was trying somehow to get sys restore to work. nothing doin. so i rebooted. IT TRIED TO INSTALL WINDOWS AGAIN. now when i start my pc, it asks me which version of windows i want to use. the one on top is the new version (which does not run correctly and ho no programs at all) and the bottom takes me back to my usual page, where i STILL have those 4 desktop icons. so now i REALLY need help. how do i get back to having just 1 windows? and again, how do i get rid of those stupid icons?