Hi. Today I ran into a black screen problem on Windows 7; I did install the latest batch of updates (I had 13 ready to install before shutting down) last night and my computer ran well but suddenly it began running extremely slow, and being unable to shut it down in a timely manner as it had crashed, I forced a shut down by manually pressing the power button. I restarted my computer and found that explorer wasn't running despite the login screen showing up and being able to move my cursor. I ran a search on my phone and found that it's a common issue, but my attempts to fix them have been futile. I burned fixshell.exe on to a disk through a family member's computer and it booted up on my computer but didn't fix it. Explorer doesn't run so I can't end the process, and I tried running it but I get the prompt that my Internet security settings are preventing it from running. Is it possible that the security setting is the root of this issue, and is there a way to whitelist explorer.exe through the task manager? Is there a way to run System Restore through task manager? Are there any other possible fixes? Unfortunately I don't know my full system specs and therefore all I have listed in my profile is all the information I can give. If the info I provided isn't too little, I would definitely appreciate any help.