explorer.exe does not start


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phil darby

explorer.exe does not start in normal or safe mode automatic. can go to task
manager and force start it. using windows xp media center edition removed 500
viruses put new explorer.exe in windows folder and fixed userinit in registry
hklm/software/microsoft/windowsNT/winlogon changed userinit key back to
C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,

any help would be helpful
 
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Kayman

explorer.exe does not start in normal or safe mode automatic. can go to task
manager and force start it. using windows xp media center edition removed 500
viruses put new explorer.exe in windows folder and fixed userinit in registry
hklm/software/microsoft/windowsNT/winlogon changed userinit key back to
C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,

any help would be helpful

"...removed 500 viruses..."

I'd wipe the HDD and re-install the OS.
 
J

jarsek

Kayman said:
"...removed 500 viruses..."

I'd wipe the HDD and re-install the OS.

Probably a fairly good suggestion in view of the high number of viruses. I
just wonder if sfc / scannow or using the xp disk to do a "repair" may be a
worthwhile option before this?

Just a thought....

Jim
 
N

nass

phil darby said:
explorer.exe does not start in normal or safe mode automatic. can go to task
manager and force start it. using windows xp media center edition removed 500
viruses put new explorer.exe in windows folder and fixed userinit in registry
hklm/software/microsoft/windowsNT/winlogon changed userinit key back to
C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,

any help would be helpful

Back up the Data first if any that valuable to you then Wipe out clean the
system by doing a Clean install which involve deleting the old Partition(s)
and creating new one(s) and complete format them not a quick one to avoid
lurking viruses in the boot sector!!!
HTH,
nass
 
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Elmo

phil said:
Explorer.exe does not start in normal or safe mode automatic. Can go to task
manager and force start it. Using Windows XP media center edition, removed 500
viruses, put new Explorer.exe in Windows folder and fixed userinit in registry
hklm/software/microsoft/windowsNT/winlogon Changed userinit key back to
C:\Windows\System32\userinit.exe,

Any help would be helpful.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
should include the "shell" value "explorer.exe". If there's anything
added on the end, edit it out.

Also run Malwarebytes and see if that clears it up.

Malwarebytes© Corporation
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/program/mbam-setup.exe
 

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