Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I'm unable to get into the full version of windows, the furthest I can get is to open the start menu before it crashes.
I have been able to go through the steps you mentioned in your reply in safe mode with networking.
1 - verifier /reset - I did this in safe mode and got the response that 'No settings were changed'
2 - I completely uninstalled Avast, however this has had no affect on whether I can get into full windows or not.
3 - I downloaded windows essentials, however it won't install in safe mode.
4 - I tried downloading some new drivers
for the networking section of my motherboard, however I don't believe these installed correctly. I will continue to try to install these.
I'll start going through the other post you replied with for troubleshooting STOP 0x101. In the meantime, is there anything else you could see from the minidumps?