For now I got around this by doing task manager Ctrl + Alt + Delete then clicking new task under applications tab and type in explorer
this is only a temporary fix, as it'll only load up windows when you type it in, but I'm looking around anyway for a permanent fix, when windows starts up all the start-up programs will as well, network, MSN, Skype... ETC. but this'll work without a doubt
You'll have all the features of windows with out Safe mode, and all you have to do is follow my process and you should be fine.
1. get to the black windows logging on screen
2. press ctrl, alt and delete
3. click start task manager
4. click 'applications' tag
5. click new task
6. a run program should turn up, into which you type 'Explorer' (without the apostrophes).
7. enjoy having your windows back, with access to all your programs and even internet, and start-up.
NOTE: you will have to do this every time you log on, so this is not a permanent fix
How I Did it :P
PS: I learnt this the hard way along with you, after many minutes of thinking I remember seeing I new task near the end task button, "ahhh" I exclaimed, "this button may be the answer to mine, and I'm sure many other people's problems. so then I tested my theory by typing 'chrome.exe' (Google Chrome). then I had a thought I'll see if this works with Windows so I typed 'windows.exe' unfortuantly, this was not the answer so I knew what I had to do, I opened a image editing program, clicked open, then all files so I could browse to find the .exe file and under C:\windows\System32, I found 'Explorer.exe' which I remember seeing many times in task manager, and I said "this looks promising" so I started up the task through Task manager > run and Voila!! that the story!