Thanks, I restored the system to an earlier point - which has just about fixed the issue, files now maximise to the top of the screen the only thing that doesn't is IE8 but as I mainly use Firefox that isn't really an issue. I used the recovery console and it stated that it had reapired some problems but can not use sfc /scannow as I bought the PC second hand from a local classifieds ad but it didn't come with a Windows CD.
With regards to yours and Shadow Birds question, the original crashing issue was this:
My system would only boot into safe mode, however if I restarted it after it had booted in safe mode, it would boot normally. This happened every day - it would boot normally after a boot into safe mode. I tried restoring to a previous state but no luck. On the initial boot it would get to the Windows loading screen, flash blue and then restart. I have tried using Bluescreenview but nothing is showing.
The other issue which actually came before the boot issue was that it started having problems if I had a couple of things open (e.g. Firefox, notepad and My Documents) I would start 'remembering' whatever was open even if I closed it , it would still show on the screen even if the file or aplication was closed. When that happened windows explorer would disappear. I scanned the system with SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes as I thought it might have been a virus, although I run my browser sandboxed with Sandboxie but nothing was found. As the system only has a small amount of memory I thought it might be over-taxed with having more than a couple of things open but even if I closed everything the issue would still remain and I would have to re-boot. This is why I changed shell to BBLean which virtually stopped the issue - it happens about once a week as opposed to every day.
Edited by hamluis, 22 August 2010 - 05:04 PM.
Deleted unnecessary quote - Hamluis.