It's exactly the same in safe mode, nothing will open. I have also tried restarting from the last good configuration, and it's the same still.
I can't actually run any anti-virus software because I can't open .exes .
Ugh, this has been the worse day ever already, this is the last thing I needed.
*edit* Thanks Major, the problem is I don't actually have the disk because I'm at uni (and it wasn't technically my copy to begin with), so I am going to have to wait for weeks until I can get hold of it again. You're not talking about reinstalling it are you, there's actually a procedure you can go through on the disk? Formatting is gonna blow
*edit 2* Ok I will list all of the applications that are running, and try and point out the ones which I know are not the problem:
taskmgr.exe - Fine
firefox.exe - Fine
svchost.exe - Fine?
ctfmon.exe - Fine?
wbload.exe - Fine
system - Fine
system idle process - Fine
So does anyone recognise anything that could be the problem?