I had recently uninstalled a gamepad and other associated software which locked up my keyboard and mouse. To fix the problem I ran the repair utility through the windows xp disc and that fixed the keyboard problem, however now when i start the computer up, explorer.exe does not start. I tried to start it up manually without any luck.
All i get upon bootup is my default xp wallpaper.
I have no icons, taskbar, start menu or right click function.
I ran a quick search and found that the solution that was frequently recommended was using the "repair" function which seemingly caused the problem in the first place. I have yet to try it again.
This is my main personal computer where i store all my documents and pictures so i would really like to avoid a clean install.
any help would surely be appreciated