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kena

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Hi there guys and gals, I'm a newbie, and at my wits end.
First off, my computer is only loading in safe mode.
Second, the Windows Explorer keeps repeatedly failing and restarting.

I am SO not technically inclined...so please use small words!!!
Just a desperate housewife who's LOST with out her computer!!!

Any and all help and suggestions are more than greatly welcome.
Thanks to all!
~Kena
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deathninja

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If your computer came with a DVD of Windows Vista put that in your DVD drive. Boot to this and you will have a variety of recovery options.

They are covered extensively here http://www.bleepingc...utorial148.html

If you can, back up any data you need, you should be able to do this even in safe mode.

Good luck :)
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Damien Kane

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Which version of Windows do you have? Is it Windows XP, Vista or something else?

It's going into safe mode for some reason. You can try to get it out of safe mode by doing the following in XP:

1. Reboot your computer.
2. Keep pressing the F8 key until a menu comes up. It'll have a lot of options.
3. Go to 'boot Windows normally'

If it starts OK and works normally, reboot and see if it works again. As Windows in safe mode isn't working properly, the outlook looks a bit grim!
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kena

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Hello, and thank you for the replies.
I am unsing Vista Home Premium. I will go ahead and just back everything up and reset everything, I guess. Just thought I'd ask here if there was something else I could do before dumping it all.....
Thanks.
~Kena
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Ax238

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Hello Kena,

You can also use ShellExView to determine if there are some invalid extensions that are tying into explorer. Disable all of the non-Microsoft entries and re-enable them one-by-one until you've determined which one is causing the problem.

Or you can use a binary method by enabling half of them and seeing if the problem is there. If you have a problem then, you know it's in that half. If not, you know it's in the other half. Continue halving each suspected set until you find the problem.

Regards,

Ax
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