Now when I log on I do not get the regular screen with my links on dislay etc. I get some different thing that is usable..sort of. I cannot open up and play any games without them taking super long.
If you are talking about your desktop and the shortcut icons, right-click on the desktop, select view and make sure the "Show desktop icons" option is checked.
If your programs are taking longer to load, open the Task Manager and see which programs are hogging the resources (memory, CPU, disk).