This problem seemed like it just happened over night.
I turned my computer off the night before but then when i turned it on the next morning my Avast On Access Protection won't start up.. and also my wireless network connection won't connect.
only a few programs start up.
now i figured a way to fix this but not permanently.
i would have to log into another Administrator account then do a system restore on with that account because on the regular Administrator account it wouldn't open and everything seems to work fine, Shuts down then restores and files and settings then restarts and from there i am able to log into the first Administrator account and everything starts up fine but then when i shut the computer down and start it back up the problem just happens again.
What i also noticed is that when i click shut down from the start menu that is when everything seems to load up like normal but the system is already about to shut down so it just closes again.
now this only happens in XP and my vista partition is perfectly fine but i figured i'd post this problem in here since there are a lot of people here that might be able to help and still use XP.