I did a clean install of XP today and everything is pretty much back to normal. I still have a few programs yet to reload. However, I ran into this little problem. I installed the driver I needed for my Radeon 950 AGP card and the required Microsoft NET Framework program. All was well--or so I thought. A bit unhappy with the color scheme--it was not Windows classic-- I right clicked on the desktop, selected "properties" and then the appearance tab. Up comes a pop up titled "rundll.exe--No Disk". It had three buttons: cancel, try again, and continue. Clicking any of them just flashed the message again at me. Clicking on the big X. would not get rid of the warning. However, when I slipped my floppy disk with the picture I have in my desktop on it into the floppy drive, everything was fine. I was able to select the color scheme I wanted and all was well.
Any ideas on what is causing this and what I should do about it? Download and reinstalled that little DLL? Is this a case where one would do that and if so could I just pop out to Microsoft and download it and install it?
BTW a couple of hours later I noticed this: I right clicked on the desktop and clicked "properties" and then the "Themes" Tab. That tab's display came up and lo and behold sitting there in the Display Tab's window or view was the Recycle Bin icon!!! (My RB is also quite normally on my desktop and is working fine.)