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Help, explorer.exe not working properly


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#1 DarUrjakar_Jahkrhan

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 06:57 PM

Recently I accidentally ended the process of explorer.exe from the task manager.

I hit ctrl+alt+del and restart. 15 minutes but it still said it was restarting so I held the power button till it powered off.

After that it was never the same, every little operation like copying a few gbs it stops responding and eventually I have to restart, its just so fragile to anything.

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 07:42 PM

if you can, try opening Command Prompt (Windows Key+R, type "cmd.exe" into the Run prompt.)

 

and type:  sfc /scannow (let it do its thing)

 

SFC is System File Checker, it'll scan for errors and attempt to repair them (should fix Explorer.exe if there is anything wrong with it)

 

Let us know if that fixes anything.

 

P.S. it's never a good idea to end explorer.exe and restart without starting explorer.exe again.


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#3 DarUrjakar_Jahkrhan

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 01:27 AM

Yes, it was stupid of me.

I now did as you told me to

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I tried opening the log text but it won't "access denied"

Anyways everything is just working fine, I've been 30 whole minutes and transferred large files with no problems, thank you very much.



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Posted 18 July 2016 - 01:46 AM

No Problem :)

 

Don't know why it says access denied. :/


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Posted 18 July 2016 - 09:47 AM

I would suggest creating a new system restore point at this time.


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Posted 22 July 2016 - 07:22 AM

I would suggest creating a new system restore point at this time.



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Posted 22 July 2016 - 07:24 AM

How is that done?

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 08:53 AM

Open the Control Panel / click/tap of System / click/tap on System Security / click/tap on Create.

 

You will be prompted to type in information to identify the restore point, I usually will just use the current date.  After you have done this click/tap on Create.


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 07:21 PM

Check the following:

 

1. Open Registry and navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

2. On the right side you should see a table with three columns Name, Type and Data.

3. Under Name look for Shell and make sure its Data is set to explorer.exe (If it is set to something else, simply change it to explorer.exe)

4. Exit the Registry and restart your computer.



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Posted 25 July 2016 - 03:10 PM

Check the following:

 

1. Open Registry and navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

2. On the right side you should see a table with three columns Name, Type and Data.

3. Under Name look for Shell and make sure its Data is set to explorer.exe (If it is set to something else, simply change it to explorer.exe)

4. Exit the Registry and restart your computer.

WHen looking into the Winlogon key, if it is not explorer.exe, before changing the values, make a backup of the key. If you don't want to change it yourself, I can create a reg file to change it

 

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 06:26 PM

Please follow my instructions at below tutorial link even do Windows Explorer working and my tutorial title my confuse you within this tutorial there are instructions that can help you found out what is causing Windows Explorer stop responding. I also suggest which i forget to include in my tutorial that you should uninstall all third party installed antivirus and Firewall programs to check if issue resolves.

 

Repair Windows Explorer not Starting During Login into Windows O/S


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 07:05 PM

Please follow my instructions at below tutorial link even do Windows Explorer working and my tutorial title my confuse you within this tutorial there are instructions that can help you found out what is causing Windows Explorer stop responding. I also suggest which i forget to include in my tutorial that you should uninstall all third party installed antivirus and Firewall programs to check if issue resolves.

 

Repair Windows Explorer not Starting During Login into Windows O/S

I was under the impression the expolerer.exe issue is fixed. and OP needed help with setting a system restore point.

 

was i wrong OP?


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 07:17 PM

dc3 only gave instructions to create a restore point. Not actually restore to a restore point

 

I would suggest creating a new system restore point at this time.

 

I got confused here too.

 

@dc3, did you mean to restore to a restore point or create one?

 

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 09:12 PM

 

Please follow my instructions at below tutorial link even do Windows Explorer working and my tutorial title my confuse you within this tutorial there are instructions that can help you found out what is causing Windows Explorer stop responding. I also suggest which i forget to include in my tutorial that you should uninstall all third party installed antivirus and Firewall programs to check if issue resolves.

 

Repair Windows Explorer not Starting During Login into Windows O/S

I was under the impression the expolerer.exe issue is fixed. and OP needed help with setting a system restore point.

 

was i wrong OP?

 

 

Looks like its i miss the part where OP reports:

Anyways everything is just working fine, I've been 30 whole minutes and transferred large files with no problems, thank you very much.

 


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 09:33 PM

Whoops! My bad! I thought the OP still had the problem. Most likely, SFC fixed explorer.exe, and some other files but not all of them

 

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