I didn't reformat, but i did run malware bytes and an anti-virus scan with Comodo, and nothing was infected.
As I did state earlier it once happened to me with win95 only one program kept on loading up and it was resolved with an install over the top.
Because of the way this was working, most of the controls didn't work, not even system restore or anything like that because media centre would load up.
Windows was installed on the second partition then I scanned everything and all was clean. The existing windows with the fault is still installed, but only because I am still playing with it.
Thanks again for the suggestions