Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:54 PM
The video drivers are (IMO) the most important and most vulnerable part of your system software. They are easily corrupted, and they affect everything that your computer does (because it's gotta show you what it's doing).
But, that being said, the video drivers were just a guess - because it involved pictures and their resizing.
A repair install isn't as "drastic" as it seems. But, it's a PITA because it takes so long, and then you've gotta go back to Windows Update and get at least 50 updates. Not my idea of fun!
But, it will leave your programs and data intact (whereas a full reinstall will wipe everything).
You can try extracting the explorer.exe file from your installation CD and copying it into the proper location in the Windows folder. But depending on the amount of "customizing" that was done to it - it may not even work then.
As you get further into fixing Windows, you may find that having a drive imaging utility will help you out a lot. With an image, you can "reinstall" Windows in 20 minutes (to the point where you last made an image). I crash my system quite often - but with the disk image (and a few other techniques) I'm back up and running within 20 minutes.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able. - John
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