Explorer and Doctor Watson crashes on XP

  sub0 17:25 17 Jun 08
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Hi. Can anyone please help?

I have a laptop with XP. After installing DivX Player, a few of the IE windows with videos stopped responding after trying to close them. So I opened task manager and tried to end them. The computer froze so I held down the power button to turn off the laptop.

Now when I start up, explorer crashes after a few seconds, and then doctor watson post mortem debugger crashes as well.
I have the taskbar at the bottom with the system tray (which is not fully loaded) and start button etc., but moving my mouse over this just brings up the hourglass cursor and I can't click on anything.
Any icons on the desktop can't be clicked.

I can only run things via cmd accessed through task manager.

I installed a fix from microsoft but it didn't work.

Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance :)

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