Hello all and thank you so much for your time. I've visited these forums many many times to help me out however this is the only time I've ever had to actually post a thread.
To get started I'll explain the issue. The other day I tried to reinstall Internet Explorer, after most of the installation it attempted to restart Windows and complete the installation after startup. However after the restart Internet Explorer did not start up and instead I was greeted with three error messages upon logging in to windows. One of which was dealing with a "Missing Ordinal 421" in UrlMon.dll. The other two was dealing with .dll's but it mentioned sdra64.exe which I later found out was a virus. Anyway...now my Windows Explorer doesn't open up and the only way I can access anything is by cntrl + alt + del and using the "run new task" option.
I spent a few hours trying to solve the issue by replacing some missing dll's and such but nothing really helped (except I got a rid of a few startup errors after deleting sdra64.exe). I figure that it's been several years since I've had an issue this tough that I couldn't fix it within a few days so I'm dead set on starting back up with a nice, clean Windows install. I have everything that I need backed up so I don't mind.
So now I've been trying to reinstall windows using my Windows XP boot up disc. But everytime I boot up with the disc after it loads up the drivers and files right after it shows "Windows is starting up..." it gives me the blue screen of death. To make things as simple as possible I'm willing to go to the lengths of reformating my hard drive and completely deleting the windows partition I have now. However NOTHING I've tried has allowed me to do it inspite of countless hours at the command prompt screen and/or rebooting the system.
To clarify things I can STILL access windows although Windows Explorer doesn't start up (nor can I manually browse to it and start up the .exe) so the only way I can operate is by using the cntrl +alt +del command. Everytime I try to boot up with my boot up disc I get the blue screen of death. I've run check disk and repair disc and they've both checked the hard drive with no issues the only time it crashes is when it tries to start windows up after.
I'm out of ideas really and any help you guys can give me would be great. I'll try to check this thread everyday but I know you guys get busy so I'll try not to sound impatient. If you need me to clarify symptoms or anything of the such just say so.
Oh and on a side note Malwarebytes does pick up like 5 things (two of which are registry errors I believe) however it doesn't fix them for some reason once again due to a missing file of some sort. Anyway hit me up with some detailed instructions when ya get the chance I know my way around a computer but this has got me stumped.