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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.

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Press ctrl + alt + del then you should get task manager, click file, new task, type explorer.exe then press enter, reboot if the desktop loads and see if the change remains

If not

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD and get a blue progress bar, reboot when the bar goes
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