After loggin in i get
explorer.exe The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). click ok to close the application.
trying to start task manager i get the same error.
I can run windows 7 in Safe mode
but after looking into the issue further any program ran is met by thie error: The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). Click OK to close the application which includes explorer.exe taskmgr.exe and then stops without displaying the desktop
ctl - alt - del does work and will let me reboot, shutdown etc.
Solution: (thanks to Ricky777 @microsoft answers)
Issue related to CA Internet Suite.
log into "safe mode" and uninstalled the entire suite.
ps. i did do a search and not come up with an answer hence posting, my searching skill are very newb though.