please could you help, ive got a vista computer and when i log in i have to keep pressing ctrl+alt+del to startup task manager and start a new task 'explorer.exe' could you let me know whats wrong or what needs to be done please

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This lil batch file will query what entry is currently in the key resposible for launching explorer.exe as your shell at startup; it will then replace whatever exists with the correct value. Please mention if the notepad that opens is empty.
==Copy the text between the lines to a notepad [format/wordwrap unchecked] and save as showkey.bat, as type "all files", to your desktop; dclick it to run, then post the file C:\showkey.txt
reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /V Shell >C:\showkey.txt
reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /V Shell /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /V Shell /t REG_SZ /d explorer.exe /f
start C:\showkey.txt

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