The other day I was editing and inserted a CD that had a mov file on it which wouldn't open and gave me the spinning wheel. When I did command+ alt+ esc finder was not responding so I clicked re-launch. When I did this my all my desktop items disappeared.
Also every single item is greyed out in the finder. I could still open them but its a bit odd that they are all greyed out.
I did trash prefs for the finder.
Restarted from install disk and repair permissions.
Repaired permissions in safe mode.
Started it up in single user mode.
Logged in as different user and accesd the desktop but there was nothing.
But nothing worked the desktop is gone forever :(
PS: Please don't reply saying why put things on desktop. Because we all do things we shouldn't do sometimes.:)