Just joined today in the hope that someone here has the knowledge to assist me in a really annoying issue.
4 days ago my pc decided that explorer.exe would crash constantly after booting. The only function I can enter is Task Manager. This happens even in safe mode. This issue has effectively rendered my pc useless.
I have installed Windows on another hard drive in order to get me back online, in the hope that I can fix my original install without having to reinstall all of my software and transfer everything over.
Now I have been trying to fix this issue for a few days now and I have searched and searched for a suitable solution. To date nothing has worked.
I have replaced the following files (from the installation DVD):
Explorer.exe, ExplorerFrame.dll and shell32.dll
I have also done the following:
Deleted the explorer and iexplorer keys entirely within HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution.options
I copied explorer.exe to system32 folder
and most recently followed a thread on this forum http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/482595/win7-explorerexe-crashrestartcrash/ without success.
Any guidance would really be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,