After system restore, desktop icons disapear [Closed]

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After performing a system restore and booting up, my desktop icons appear for about 2 seconds then disappear. I've tried "right click/view", but "Show Desktop Icons" is already checked.
I've tried "ctrl-alt-del"-"file"-"new"-"explorer.exe", but my icons dont show up there either.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

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Please follow these steps to get your icons back:

reboot your computer in the Safe mode with command prompt.

Once Windows loaded, command prompt (black window) opens. Type notepad and press Enter.

A notepad window opens. Type the following text into notepad:

[Version]
Signature="$Chicago$"
Provider=Myantispyware.com

[DefaultInstall]
AddReg=regsec

[regsec]
HKCU, Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System,DisableRegistryTools,0x00000020,0
HKLM, Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon,Shell,0x00000020,"Explorer.exe"

Save this as fix.inf to your Desktop (remember to select Save as file type: All files in Notepad). Close Notepad.

In the command prompt type Explorer.exe and Press Enter. Windows Explorer opens. Locate the fix.inf, click right button and select Install. Close Windows Explorer.

In the command prompt type shutdown -r and press Enter. Your computer will be rebooted.

Good luck
Thanks for the reply. Please forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is this going to do?

What is this?
Signature="$Chicago$"
Provider=Myantispyware.com

Thanks again
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Brendland,

It's bios coded language which is required. It's like a formula.

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