Anyway, I restarted my computer, and now the explorer.exe takes all of my CPU, and it never completes--I let it sit there for 30 minutes and nothing ever happened (no taskbar, no desktop icons, nothing showed except my wallpaper). I rebooted in Safe Mode, and the explorer.exe still took all of my CPU and then explorer.exe died (was killed?) after about 5 minutes of its struggles. If I re-run the explorer.exe from the Task Manager, I still get the problem, no matter how many times I start and stop it.
I tried doing a Selective Startup through msconfig with no luck (explorer.exe still takes all of CPU and never finishes), but this is the first time that I used it, so many I did something wrong.
Thoughts? Could the slowness be caused by the missing rysutils.dll? Is there a way that I can see if there are any other dlls missing? How can I get my explorer.exe to finish normally again?
Edited by jzheaux, 28 August 2006 - 11:02 AM.