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explorer.exe

Discussion in 'Software' started by _omni_, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. _omni_

    _omni_ Megabyte Poster

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    something weird's going on. after logging on (XP), i am left with a blank screen. to get things moving i have to call up task manager and launch explorer.exe through there.
    anyone got an idea of how i can get it to start up automatically again?
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Try bringing up MSConfig.

    It should be set in there somewhere.

    8)
     
  3. _omni_

    _omni_ Megabyte Poster

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    hi simon,
    i'm not sure where in msconfig to look. it wouldn't be in the "startup" tab, because it just isn't there normally. however i had tried before to add the reg value to the Run key, but it didn't make any difference.
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Not sure if this is of any use to you Omni?

    I'm curious, does this happen if you try to start the PC in safe mode?

    How about if you log on as a different user?

    :hhhmmm
     
  5. _omni_

    _omni_ Megabyte Poster

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    hmmm, that's manual though. and it's precisely what i do when i need to start explorer manually, or end it (yeah i manage to crash it too).
    i will try. i thought of trying as another user but i'm in the middle of a practice exam, will try in a couple hours.
     
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  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Each time I've seen this it was because of a severe infestation of trojans and other nasties.

    AFAIK explorer is always started unless you choose safe-mode+command prompt only at the F8 menu.

    Harry.
     
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  7. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    You can try a quick IE repair by going to C:\WINDOWS\inf (it's hidden). Find IE.inf, right click on it and select 'install'.
     
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  8. MarkN

    MarkN Nibble Poster

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    I had this once after installing some software on my machine, I recovered by using the system restore function in XP, if you have system restore turned on just go back a couple of days and restore over the top
     
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  9. _omni_

    _omni_ Megabyte Poster

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    well i logged on with my local account and explorer launched fine.
    so i logged back on with my domain account and it was working.
    tried again, worked again.
    so...i will write it off to weirdness.

    Harry: trojans and scumware on my computer are unlikely as i have antieverything running and recently formatted.

    Jonny: isn't that for IE??

    Mark: yeah i thought of that but it had been going on for a few days now, i couldn't bear the thought of losing all my changes.

    cheers all :D
     
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  10. eyeball

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    Have you checked enteries in the Event Logs to see if anything caused it?
     
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  11. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Uh, yeah, sorry - not concentrating...

    :confused3
     
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