Okay so I figured I'd try to clear out some unwanted programs that I don't use on my computer that I distinctly remember pressing "accept" to download. I uninstalled 7 zip and when It finished my screen went blank and then all of my icons returned after a second or two. I thought nothing of it and clicked into my control panel again.
The icons are there, but I wanted to uninstall more programs so when I hit programs nothing showed up except an icon for Java. Uncertain of what I did, I went to do a system restore and now it's telling me that it cannot do that either. I'm afraid to shut my computer down because what if it doesn't turn back on? I'm thinking something got swiped clear or something but I have no idea how to fix it...HELLLLP PLEASE.