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Explorer.exe Restarts Over And Over

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#1 Chambz


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Posted 19 May 2008 - 07:22 PM

Hey, I have seen multiple threads about this, but I've not gotten any of the things people have said there to work, so I figured I might as well start over.

My problem is just like in the title: explorer.exe restarts over and over again. I don't have any odd processes running, I've used enditall and watched task manager. Nothing seems to be opening and closing along with explorer.exe except for imapi.exe and just now I am seeing a _start.exe that I am currently investigating. Thanks!

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 07:32 PM

Can you get into Safe Mode?

If so, try renaming this imapi.exe file to something else and see if that helps.

While in Safe Mode you could also run a couple of scans:

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#3 Chambz

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 07:40 PM

Well, I CAN get into safemode, but it doesn't really help, since explorer.exe STILL closes and restarts even in safe mode.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 08:46 PM

In Event Viewer see if there are any errors when having this promblem.
Go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
If you find an error that occurred right-click on it and select properties, Copy and paste the information and post it back.
I would run some scans like what Budapest said.
What Anti-virus/anti-spyware/firewalls etc. programs do you have installed?

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 01:39 PM

I was having the same problem with my boss's home computer.

I did a couple of different virus scans and spyware scans each found something different.

I tried fixing the windows installation from the CD.

I ended up throwing the hard drive into another machine and backing up his personal files and then reformatting his hard drive and reinstalling windows.

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