I have two things on my windows 2000 operating system that went away
and I'm not sure how to get them back.

1) to the left of the START menu should be a logo with white text and
a blue background reading "Windows 2000 Professional". What's there
now is a black background. The image is gone.

2) Windows Key + "E" used to open up an explorer window. It no longer
does. How do I get that back?

Thank you for your help.
~ Avery