|I couldn't access the Desktop from Safe Mode either.|
You are probably right about it not being related to the monitor. I thought that it was because I discovered it immediately after installing the new monitor and I have accessed my Desktop Settings a fair amount recently. The first thing I did after installing the monitor was access the Display Properties to adjust the resolution then clicked on the Desktop tab and discovered problem.
I just ran the commands you suggested. The first and third ones ran successfully but the 2nd one gave me this message:
"msHtml.dll was loaded, but the DlRegisterServer entry point was not found. This file can not be registered."
I hope you know what to do with that because I sure don''t. :D I tried to access the Desktop after running the commands and still no go.
I'm not running any 3rd party skinning apps. I try to avoid 3rd party everything if possible.
Thanks for helping. Any more thoughts?
Edit: I think I should add that I do use Firefox's Personnas on my browser. But even that is my own skin on my computer. I don't see how it has any affect on this but thought I should mention it.