|Thanks for the suggestions but files and folders are disappearing, not just shortcuts and they have been used within the last 60 days. Also, the files have disappeared from C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop and C:\Documents and Settings\Chelsie\Desktop.|
I just restarted the computer myself (probably should have done this earlier but I was informed by the user that there weren't any unusual messages...)
This is the message on start up:
"Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.
DETAIL - An I/O operation initiated by the registry failed unrecoverably. The registry could not read in, or write out, or flush, one of the files that contain the system's image of the registry. "