I turn on my computer. Nothing loads except the wallpaper (no taskbar, start menu, etc.) The error message comes up "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0150002)", in reference to explorer.exe.
I click ok and cannot do anything. If I press ctrl + alt + delete the windows security pops up and I can click task manager, but nothing happenes. I've tried running in safe mode and I get pretty much the same thing. I've run in safe mode with command prompt and tried following advice from previous posts all throughout google, but nothing will come up.
I've also tried messing around in the Recovery Console, but everything I try doesn't seem to work. Based on Google results it seems a lot of people have had a similar problem to mine, but mine seems to be different in the fact that I cannot do anything.
Normally I would of just given up and reformatted my computer, but there are important things I'd like to get at on the computer that I don't want to lose.
It's a vaio laptop, fyi. Windows XP.
Any help would be much appreciated.