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Windows Explorer Does Not Load


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#1 bz41

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:04 PM

Hi,

when i log on to windows XP the computer stalls and does not load the taskbar items. i have found out that if i alt ctrl delete explorer.exe and use the run command to start it again, then everything is back to normal. i am wondering if anyone has a solution for this minor but annoying problem. could it be some sort of virus?

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:52 PM

Can you boot into Safe Mode? If so, run Check-Disk.

Right click on the C drive in Explorer and go Properties > Tools > Check Now (under Error Checking). Check both boxes then click "Start Now". A message will pop up saying that Error Checking will run after you restart the computer. Restart the computer and Error Checking will run automatically after the restart. After itís finished it will restart into Windows automatically.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 08:30 PM

You can also try performing a windows repair and see if windows repair will solve the issue.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 01:21 PM

thank you for your advice. I ran the check disk but it seems to have done nothing. also im not sure how to do a windows repair. could you please explain?

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:53 PM

MS, XP Repair Install Procedures - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341/EN-US/

Perform a Repair Installation - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/h...ips/doug92.mspx

TweakXP.com - How To Do a Repair Install of XP - http://www.tweakxp.com/article36955.aspx

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 11:52 AM

Before trying Windows repair install tell me if your problem is not solved yet. If not we try a simple solution before trying other things.




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