folks, this one has me stuffed!! admittedly I am no techie legend, but I can hold my own...
I have beside me a HP pavilion DV5000 that has an XP pro install.
the error is is in that during boot it will go all the way to the desktop, show the wallpaper and not load the desktop icons and start menus etc... now before everyone screams "explorer.exe", I can't get to that point as the other problem is that i get the error:
"the procedure entry point MaxViewofFile could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll"
I can clear this error, but with no desktop the only option that works is ctrl-alt-delete and run a new task...but it doesn't matter what I try, that same error comes up.
same happens in safe mode and for what ever reason the recovery partition wont work.