It seemed to me that everything will load from the task manager just fine, so I decided to look at some files to see if they had been recently altered by getting the Windows Explorer to load. When I typed in "Explorer.exe" in the "Run" text box and started it----WHAMMO --- the desktop loaded!!!!!!!!! I checked everything I have on this box and found that evertything works perfectly. I tried the xp boot and no problems there. I logged on to Vista in both standard and admin logins with both normal and safe-mode start-- same problem--- a blank desktop. But once you run taskmanager and start Explorer there is no problem. I can run but it is a headache.
Question----- where in the registry or start setup do I insert the command for starting Explorer.exe (or just Explorer because both seem to work fine)? I am not top notch savvy to fooling with the registry but i am creating a complete backup so if I screw this up I can just reinstall everything---dont want to go that way---I would rather learn about this problem in depth because several people out on the internet have this problem and have not found an answer that I know of.After reading through some more posts here I see others have similar problems. The posts I read seem to have slightly different simptoms and problems associated with this. Can someone post a list of entries I should check to see if a simple edit will fix this?
Edited by ga_moose, 09 December 2007 - 08:03 PM.