Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:21 PM
I have been patiently trying to work on this for about 6 hours straight now and finally decided to post here. I'm desperate for a permanent solution to this...When I logon to my account, my desktop background appears but nothing else. I can load task manager, however starting a new task with "explorer.exe" does not work. The ONLY way I'm able to access explorer is if I run msconfig, and then through the "tools" tab select something--then erase the address bar, type in "c:", and double click "explorer.exe". That DOES work, but needless to say I'd rather not do this every time I want to use my computer.
When using safemode, everything works normally. So far I have tried a myriad of steps which I have found in various forums including this one. I have checked the registry, assuring that winlogon, uihost, and the shell (explorer.exe) are all in order. I have tried chkdsk, run avg and malwarebyte all with no positive results for viruses or malware. I am simply stumped, and nothing else has worked. In fact, everything has basically led my in circles.
Any help would be greatly appreciated...I am running Home Basic verson 6 service pack II.
Thanks in advance to anyone willing to give this a whirl!