|Too much crap running to be efficient and may also cause other problems.|
Uninstall all programs you never use, especially ones that may have shipped with the computer. Uninstall tool bars and add-ons for your browsers that you do not use. Clean out your browsers' History, Cookies, Temp Internet Files. etc. (all browsers used). Run msconfig, go to the Start Tab and uncheck all processes except Microsoft and your antivirus program, apply and restart the machine.
If you still have trouble with your shortcuts, post back exactly what shortcuts do not work and what they actually do (if anything). If desktop shortcuts do not work for a particular file but the one under All Programs does work, simply delete the desktop icon, right click on the All Programs icon and select 'send to: Desktop as Short Cut' to make it right again. If this is not the problem then please make the problem clear. The list or processes should not be needed for this problem but it does show that you have a lot of things there, many of them are not needed until you want them (therefore the above suggestions). What you DO need it a comprehensive description of the problem with as much details of the problem as you can supply, and everything you have already tried.
You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.