Just when I thought I was home free with all the help you gave me, I encountered another problem that is preventing me from booting! I hope you will catch this topic and we can pick up where we left off.
Everything seemed to be working, until I followed the last instructions you gave me to use the OTL cleanup function. After I ran it I rebooted and encountered a new problem. Suddenly, Windows asked me to log in (it never did before ... I'm the only user and never set a password. Windows always booted directly into the desktop). I clicked on the box with my name. It said "Loading your personal settings" and then, after a few minutes, said "logging off." It never actually loads the desktop.
I did this several times. Then, remembering what you taught me, I booted from CD into xPUD and using rst.sh -r, obtained a list of restore points. I restored to before I ran the cleanup. Windows then started to boot (no box to click for logon name). But it just loads my desktop wallpaper. No desktop icons. It isn't locked up. I can access Task Manager, but nothing else.
Things seemed to be going so nicely! I hope you can help me get back on track! THANK YOU!