This is getting irritating. This is the second time in the past few months after a large windows update my system got corrupted. The last windows update I applied had 39 updates. After the updates were done I powered off the laptop. A week later I went to use it and it displayed the message applying updates. When finished, I logged in and got a message preparing desktop. Then it looked like my factory settings desktop. All my icons were gone and it had me "logged in" as my id with a TEMP. in front of my id. I had to do a system restore to get everything back to a workable environment. Has anyone else had this issue? I run a clean PC and the following to keep it that way. ZoneAlarm, AVG, and weekly runs of Spybot, MWAV and Ad-aware. Any suggestions??