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#1 blitz4815

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 05:37 PM

I've recently run into the following problem. I start a Windows 2000 machine and it stalls on a blank desktop. If I bring up task manager and stop explorer.exe and load it from the run command, the desktop appears. I see the following in regedit HKLM_run c:\winnt\system32\explorer.exe I don't remember ever seeing explorer loading this way. Any help greatly appreciated.

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 11:26 AM

Remove that run entry and delete the c:\winnt\system32\explorer.exe


The valid explorer.exe is in c:\winnt\

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 09:51 AM

I tried that but it poped back up.

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 10:34 AM

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