Windows explorer will not start

Discussion in 'Windows XP Performance' started by RuBigdog, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. RuBigdog

    RuBigdog Guest

    All of a sudden, my Windows explorer does not start. I
    have Windows XP. After logging onto my PC, only the PC
    background appears on the screen.

    I attempted to manually start explorer by starting task
    manager and running C:\windows\explorer without any
    success. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
    RuBigdog, Dec 28, 2003
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  2. RuBigdog

    Jim Guest


    >-----Original Message-----
    >All of a sudden, my Windows explorer does not start. I
    >have Windows XP. After logging onto my PC, only the PC
    >background appears on the screen.
    >
    >I attempted to manually start explorer by starting task
    >manager and running C:\windows\explorer without any
    >success. Does anyone have any suggestions?
    >.
    > Since this file is a windows system file, try the system

    file checker tool. Click start, run, and type in this
    here; "sfc /scannow" with that space after the sfc. It
    will ask for your XP CD to copy any needed files from, and
    it runs as "windows file protection".
     
    Jim, Dec 28, 2003
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  3. RuBigdog

    Matt Coy Guest

    Just a note Jim,

    He can't go to Start and do that because the Explorer shell won't open.

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    "Jim" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > >-----Original Message-----
    > >All of a sudden, my Windows explorer does not start. I
    > >have Windows XP. After logging onto my PC, only the PC
    > >background appears on the screen.
    > >
    > >I attempted to manually start explorer by starting task
    > >manager and running C:\windows\explorer without any
    > >success. Does anyone have any suggestions?
    > >.
    > > Since this file is a windows system file, try the system

    > file checker tool. Click start, run, and type in this
    > here; "sfc /scannow" with that space after the sfc. It
    > will ask for your XP CD to copy any needed files from, and
    > it runs as "windows file protection".
    >
     
    Matt Coy, Dec 28, 2003
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  4. RuBigdog

    Matt Coy Guest

    RuBigdog,

    Try downloading and running this vbs script from Kelly's site and then
    restart and see if your problem is fixed. You'll probably need to open IE
    from task manager (iexplore).

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/xp_taskbar_desktop_fixall.vbs

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    =============================================
    Matt Coy, MCSE
    Microsoft Aficionado
    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    =============================================

    "RuBigdog" <> wrote in message
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    > All of a sudden, my Windows explorer does not start. I
    > have Windows XP. After logging onto my PC, only the PC
    > background appears on the screen.
    >
    > I attempted to manually start explorer by starting task
    > manager and running C:\windows\explorer without any
    > success. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
    Matt Coy, Dec 28, 2003
    #4
  5. RuBigdog

    Guest Guest

    Since I do not have a Start menu, I was able to execute
    the program from a DOS prompt by using Task Manager.
    However, it did not resolve my problem. Does anyone have
    any other suggestion beyond reinstallation?
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Just a note Jim,
    >
    >He can't go to Start and do that because the Explorer

    shell won't open.
    >
    >--
    >=============================================
    >Matt Coy, MCSE
    >Microsoft Aficionado
    >Associate Expert
    >Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >=============================================
    >
    >"Jim" <> wrote in message
    >news:013401c3cd1f$3816bb80$...
    >>
    >> >-----Original Message-----
    >> >All of a sudden, my Windows explorer does not start. I
    >> >have Windows XP. After logging onto my PC, only the PC
    >> >background appears on the screen.
    >> >
    >> >I attempted to manually start explorer by starting task
    >> >manager and running C:\windows\explorer without any
    >> >success. Does anyone have any suggestions?
    >> >.
    >> > Since this file is a windows system file, try the

    system
    >> file checker tool. Click start, run, and type in this
    >> here; "sfc /scannow" with that space after the sfc. It
    >> will ask for your XP CD to copy any needed files from,

    and
    >> it runs as "windows file protection".
    >>

    >
    >
    >.
    >
     
    Guest, Dec 30, 2003
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  6. RuBigdog

    sampie

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    You are all idiots...all you do is press alt+ctrl+delete. Press file then new task. In the field enter Explorer.exe and press enter...problem solved!!!
     
    sampie, Oct 19, 2011
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  7. RuBigdog

    sampie

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    You must be noobs???
     
    sampie, Oct 19, 2011
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