I have had an issue with my custom build computer for a couple of years now but I haven't had a chance to work on it for a very long time. I'm now looking to remedy the issue which is as follows: when I boot up my computer, Windows XP Pro loads up and automatically logs me in to my user account like normal (it's the only one on the computer). The background is the only thing that loads up (no icons, taskbar, etc...). Obviously this is an issue with the explorer.exe not loading properly. But unlike most threads I've found online, I am unable to pull up the Task Manager by pressing ctrl+alt+del or ctrl+shift+esc. I can't do anything other than move my mouse around. After about a minute or so, it will just log me off and take me to the screen where I can pick which user to log on as. If I click my user account it will start to log me on then just as it starts to log on, it instantly logs back off and goes back to the screen where I can pick the user account again. It will keep doing this without fail. If I try logging on in any of the Safe Modes, it takes me first to the screen where I can pick between either logging in as Administrator or my normal account. No matter which account I choose it will do the same thing of trying to log me on then immediately logging back off.
The issue originally began when I was running my spyware like I normally have before (I honestly can't remember which program it was exactly because this happened almost four years ago). It detected a couple of threats and deleted them as recommended. After being deleted that is when explorer.exe was not loading properly. However, when the problem first started, I was able to load the Task Manager and it was not being force logged off. The problem progressed to what it is now fairly soon after the initial problem began.
Basically the only things that I can access now are the Recovery Console and BIOS setup. So here I am posing my problem to you all looking for a possible solution. Let me know what you all think I can do to fix this problem or any other information you would like for me to provide.
Edited by Andrew, 13 March 2012 - 04:13 PM.
Mod Edit: Moved from XP to MRL due to malware logs - AA