Now, I know this has been posted before, but it seems to be trickier this time. Here are the details:
Upon restarting, I get the same error message once Windows tries to start. I hit "OK" through the error message, and it goes to a blank desktop (no icons, no start button, etc).
One fix suggestion said to open RUN and goto "REGEDIT". This creates more error messages for me...and ultimately does nothing.
Safe Mode also does nothing -- I get the same error message and it leaves me with a black screen with "safe mode" in the corners.
Oddly, my screensaver still kicks in after a couple minutes. But, besides the screensaver and task manager, nothing's working.