I have a Vista Home Basic 32-bit machine here that will not start the shell without me taking manual steps:
- After I logon, I have to get to Task Manager
- Once in Task Manager I run explorer.exe
That gives me the shell, however, I want it to launch as it should... automatically.
I checked the registry and the values are correct:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\Shell = Explorer.exe
* Note I have attached a file with the screenshot in case some other value is throwing it off.