I went into the following location of the registry
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon
and the String key was there for 'shell' with value of 'explorer.exe'
however still would not run on startup.
I also went into the location of
HKLU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon
the string key for 'shell' was not there, so I added it and still would not run
now I'm at a lost
Windows 7 Home Prem