Out of curiosity do you have a nVidia graphics card and have you recently
updated its drivers?
This problem seems often to be being caused by installing updated nVidia
graphics drivers. If that's the case here and you don't want to use
system restore there is a registry file you can download from Aumha.org
which will should fix the problem. "Restore NEW Command. Win 9x" at
Mike Maltby MS-MVP [2001-2004]
> In windows explorer I'm missing the option to create a new
> folder in the file menu, I'm also unable to create a new
> folder by right clicking on desktop. Where have they gone?