Hi, By mistake I deleted some hidden files (I'm using win XP SP7). After rebooting, I lost my start menu and the desktop is empty. I can only open programs through ctrl+alt+del - Windows Taskmanager - start new task. When I try to open explorer from taskmanager I get an error - "Windows can't find explorer...". I've checked my start menu is not hidden, I've also tried pressing the Windows key on the keyboard. Is there a way to get the start menu back without doing a repair install from the OS disk. I'm not a techie and can't perform those steps required for a repair install.