I am currently running windows XP Pro SP2. A while back I updated windows through windows update, and when i restarted, there was a blue screen saying some memory access problem. I mannaged to fix this through the command promp and the boot disks, and uninstalled the update causing the problem. It asked me to restart and when i did the wallpaper came up but not the icons or start menu. Ive tried spybot and looked over my HJT log, but it all seems fine. I am able to reach the internet by booting into save mode with networking, but not in normal boot. I can run programs with ctrl-alt-del, but its a major pain. I have attempted running explorer.exe, which doesnt show up in take manager, through this method but to no avail. It either displays an error message or simply does nothing. Spy-Bot S&D found a few missing paths like setup.exe which i fixed, and write.exe and table30.exe, which i did not fix. I dont have an XP disk at the moment, so if theres some other way let me know.