Posted 30 December 2010 - 06:48 PM
When you say it reaches the desktop, do you mean that it shows the desktop background image but doesn't show any icons or the taskbar?
Try launching task manager from that position by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + ESC.
If you can launch task manager try going to File > New Task and typing "Explorer.exe" (without the quotes)
That should hopefully launch Windows Explorer, which is the program that's failing.
If it doesn't please post back with any error messages.
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