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#1 I.T. Works

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 11:57 AM

Hey guys, was hoping I could get a little help with this problem. I have a Toshiba laptop that the desktop and taskbar keep blinking in a user profile. There is a guest profile on the same machine that runs fine. On the affected profile, I can see Explorer.exe keep restarting in the Task Manager. I have created a new profile and used the FSTW to move all documents and settings to the new profile and it too will do the same thing once everything is transferred. Before I transferred all the docs and settings it was ok. I have ran MBAM and SuperAntispyware as well as rootkit detectors with no luck. I have checked the autoruns and found nothing. Has anyone had this problem before and are there any solutions?

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#2 I.T. Works

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:12 PM

I didn't get any replies so I am assuming either no one has had this problem or hasn't found a way around it. I just wanted to inform anyone that may have this problem in the future that in my situation it was caused by a corrupt desktop icon. I created a new profile, and then went into the affected users profile and moved the desktop folder to somewhere else on the hard drive. I then created a new desktop folder and started moving the icons from the old desktop folder back to the new one, one at a time until I found out which one was making explorer.exe crash. Deleted that one and good to go. Hope this may help somebody someday.
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