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Userinit Logon application has stopped working

When I log on to windows normally it will give me this error along with a windows that says windows will be restarted in one minute please save your work. and then it restarts. I can log on in safe mode but I cannot run certain programs, such as internet explorer or any mail program, opera, but firefox will work pretty good

ok here are the things that I have tried so far and none has worked yet

4 different system restore back up to a month before the problem
created a new logon and deleting the old logon
ran several different adware programs
ran regedit and verified the setting for shell and userinit was correct
I tried the repair on the windows vista disk
I tried to upgrade off of the disk again but it is disabled
I have tried several other things but nothing has changed

I could do a complete system reformat but I have a lot of files and programs that i do not have the disk for anymore that I would rather not lose
but if i cannot fix it any other way that is what i will do
any ideas would be great
thanks

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