Windows on this laptop automatically logs in when it starts (I use Ubuntu Linux almost exclusively and this is a dual boot laptop hence why I don't mind windows auto logging in). When it starts and logs in, I see a pop up that has the title "emergeCore.exe - Entry Point Not Found"
The content of the pop up is:
The procedure entry point OpenProcessToken could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll
The shell then ceases to start. I am begining to debug this now since I can ctrl+alt+del and bring up the task manager which allows me to run other programs but the extent of my debugging will probably be finding out how to recover my system.
I am using the 64 bit version of emerge and Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit edition. I may try the 32 bit edition if I can recover windows to explorer.exe and uninstall the failed version I have now.