[ubuntu] 12.10 won't boot into 3.5.0-17

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http://ubuntuforums.org – When I start to boot and I get the grub loader it has at the top: Ubuntu Advanced Options for Ubuntu, then goes to my dual boot system win 7, My question is that if I select the plan "Ubuntu" it opens up a terminal type log in asing for my username and password, if I enter that it then goes to my name and wants a command, I enter "startx" and it will go to my screen in version 3.5.0t-17, but there are no desktop icons displayed, just my blank desktop? How do I get the desktop folders to display when starting? If I select "Advanced Options for Ubuntu" it open u (Hardware)