It's a little late now, but you can stop the automatic restarts by going to Start> right click on My Computer> Properties> Advanced> Startup and Recovery.
Under startup and Recovery click on Settings, uncheck the box in Automatically restart under System failure.
Press and hold F8 when the computer is beginning to start up to access the Advanced Boot Options and click on Disable auto restart on error.
Once you stop the restart the error message will appear and stay so that you can read it, copy it, and post it for others to read.
On the desktop, does the Recycle bin show? Does the Start button show?
If you right click on the task bar does the menu including Task Manager open? If it does, click on Task Manager> File> New Task (Run)> type in Explorer.exe. The start button and icons should reappear.
Edited by dc3, 20 December 2010 - 08:12 AM.