Recently my computer has been nearly unusable due to explorer.exe not responding. This has caused me to lose access to my start menu, windows explorer and just about everything else. I was able to access Chrome via a backdoor through a Java update option in control panel.
Booting in safe model does not help. I've tried to update Windows, various programs, and my BIOS, none of which worked. I also tried a System Restore, but that did not work either. I have run out of ideas and welcome any help before I wipe this thing clean.