The second half of the fix involved running regedit and restoring something.
While I can still logon now, I cannot run certain programs. For example, it will not let me start up zune. It told me to uninstall and reinstall. Well, it tells me resources are not available to bring up the Add/Remove Programs.
I deleted Zune and tried to reinstall. It gets about 20% done and gives me this:
The Windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if youa re running Windows in safe mode (I am not), or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.
Error code: 0x800706041.
Other programs are acting spotty as well. Not sure what the problem is, but I am hoping someone here can figure it out.