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Vista Only Boots in Safe Mode

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I'm running Windows Vista Home Prem. 64 bit.

Whenever I try to logon normally after I type in my password it goes to a black screen were the only thing I can see is my cursor. Within around 5 seconds it goes right back to the login screen. It only runs in safe mode but not in low resolution so I don't think it has anything to so with video card drivers. However I have update all the drivers for my ATI Radeon HD 4000 series card.
I've tried running in last known good configuration but still nothing. Tried running a system restore but after the latest update all my restores were deleted for some reason. I still have around 700 gb left so I'm not sure why those got deleted. I've been working on this on two weeks and have tried basically everything.
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PC Specs?
Pre-Built Brand & Model Number
Custom Built-Brand & Model of Mobo-CPU-RAM-Graphics-PSU.
Did the problem occur suddenly?
I tried the clean boot and it still wouldn't boot. Also it's a HP Pavillion Elite... AMD Phenon II X4 925 Processor, 2800 Mhz, 4 Cores. Video card is an ATI Radeon HD 4650. PC model is e9140f. Any help is appreciated.
Also Tyree it was working fine. I left for a week and it was shut off. When I got back I turned it on and it said installing Windows updates and after that II couldn't boot normally. Tried system restore but the new update deleted them. In safe mode I ran Malware Bytes and the system is clean.
I tried the clean boot and it still wouldn't boot.
do you have any windows CD that came with the PC - it would be worth running

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