posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 12:43 AM
Have you tried booting the PC in safe mode?
If not, reboot the pc, then press F8 just after post, you should get a menu, from which you can tell windows to boot into safe mode.
If you can boot into safe mode, but still get no start bar (which I suspect will be the situation), then personally I would suggest reinstalling
windows, as a missing explorer.exe can be a symptom of a much larger problem (virus, failing hard disk, corrupted filesystem, other assorted
If you have important files that you need to backup, but can't do anything using your windows installation, see if you can use your friend's
computer to download and burn yourself a copy of Knoppix, it's a bootable linux cd... Very handy to have around for disaster recovery situations such
Hope this helps. Good Luck!