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Windows Vists boots to command prompt

I have a customer's PC that boots directly to a command prompt, rather than starting explorer.

You can the type Explorer and the GUI starts OK.

The laptop had a virus, but is now cleaned.

I know that the issue is probably a registry, it's just I can't find it  :-(

Any one?
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EirmanCommented:
Can you get into Advanced Boot Options by pressing F8 during bootup?
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jimxoxAuthor Commented:
Yes.

Windows boots normal right up to where explorer.exe kicks in

ie:
windows starting up
welcome screen
.....
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jimxoxAuthor Commented:
have created a new user, and that starts explorer.exe OK

It must be something in HKEY_Current_User
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jimxoxAuthor Commented:
OK - found it!

HKEY_Current_User \ software \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon

There was an string value

Shell = cmd.exe

Deleted that and it's back to loading explorer.exe
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jimxoxAuthor Commented:
found the fix
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