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#1 Reflektionz98

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 11:31 PM

I am having a problem with "Windows Explorer having a problem and needing to close" everytime I try to access the control panel. I reformatted my HDD and Reinstalled Windows XP w/sp 1. I only put one user (me) on the system upon installation, but after downloading and installing all available updates and also installing a few programs, I needed to add 3 more users. So before creating the other 3 accounts I created a system restore point. I then used the control panel without a glitch to get to the user accounts panel, then created the 3 users. Ever since creating them, I can no longer use the control panel. When I try, A window comes up saying "Windows Explorer.Exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. Sorry for any inconvenience." Sometimes after trying again, after that error comes a "drwatson debugger has encountered a problem" window. Everything worked fine until creating the 3 other users(all 3 are limited accounts). I am the admin. on the pc. Please explain what this glitch is and how to resolve it. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank You.
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Posted 10 March 2005 - 02:44 PM

Would a Repair Install Work, Now that I have the other users added?
I know that means I'll have to download and install the updates again, but if it will fix my problem, It'll be worth it. What do you guys think?
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Posted 10 March 2005 - 03:02 PM

I think that is a good, logical next step. :thumbsup:
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 06:06 PM

Repair installed xp on my pc and at first it didn't seem to work until i started downloading the updates again. once all updates were reinstalled, Everything seems to be working fine. That is until i tried going to switch to classic view. Then i got the error again. I have been sending error reports to microsoft each time. They said they don't have a solution to my problem!(Surprise, Surprise!) Anyway, Maybe I will just have to live with it for a while, I don't really know what else to do. Although I am still open to advise. Thank You. I'll keep watching this thread to see if anyone has any more ideas. Thanks again!
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Posted 14 March 2005 - 11:03 AM

Ok, I got tired of this problem and Formatted my hd again and installed a fresh copy of windows, putting in the other users at the prompt during the installation. I then downloaded and installed all the windows updates and my programs . That cleared up everything. So when installing Windows XP Home Edition, Enter all your Users During the windows installation- Do Not wait until after you've updated online, as that does more harm than good. Obviously, Windows OS's can be very picky at times, and this is one of it's issues. I hope this thread helps someone else from going through as much trouble as I went through.
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