Explorer.exe not working
Posted 07 April 2007 - 02:02 PM
Posted 07 April 2007 - 03:35 PM
Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete
Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up
Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc defragmenter
Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD
You can also start this with task manager, file, new task, type sfc /scannow then press enter
Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot
Posted 07 April 2007 - 03:58 PM
Posted 07 April 2007 - 04:01 PM
Posted 07 April 2007 - 04:37 PM
Have you ever tried Mozilla Firefox
for your browser instead of Internet Explorer?
(I can use either by clicking on the desktop icon.)
I like it SO MUCH better.....it is a free download.
There is a new revised one....I will find it and post it here.
It would not be solving your IE problem but it might be a way to work around it.
Just a thought.
P.S. I am not even sure if amateurs are allowed to post 'advice'.
Posted 07 April 2007 - 04:44 PM
Posted 07 April 2007 - 04:54 PM
I was looking for the free MF download on my SLOW computer
while you were posting.
I don't know what 'pocket' Firefox means?
Since I found the free download, I will go ahead and post it:
MOZILLA FIREFOX FREE DOWNLOAD
MF even has built in spell check.
It will even show misspelled words as we post here.
(All we have to do is right click on the word and different choices
of spelling that word will appear!)
And I haven't been logged off of Geeks in MONTHS by using Firefox.
I am not even sure if I remember my password it has been so long.
And my computer has been shut completely off many times.
I lost it often using IE.
Posted 07 April 2007 - 05:21 PM
Posted 07 April 2007 - 05:32 PM
Explorer.exe doesn't start
Optionally from within Task manager, from New Task enter CMD At the Command Prompt enter:
COPY C:\Windows\System32\dllcache\explorer.exe C:\windows\explorer.exe
Posted 07 April 2007 - 05:35 PM
I need to hang around here more because I learn SO MUCH.
I just assumed Explorer had to do with Internet Explorer.
Thanks for the lesson.
Janie I still like Mozilla Firefox the best.
Posted 07 April 2007 - 05:48 PM
Still same problem after reboot.
Tried old restore point also. That made no difference.
Any other ideas?
Posted 07 April 2007 - 05:56 PM
Possibly, you will need to press the power button and keep tapping the delete key, (possibly F2) until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter
You will need your XP product key to complete this
The XP Product Key is a 25 character alpha numerical code, which does not include the sequence OEM
If you have audio / video files which are subject to DRM you should check with the provider for known issues with performing an XP repair install
Click this to view the XP Repair Install Guide
Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system
The XP repair install will look and run as a normal install, however, you must not see a request to format the drive
After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates
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