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This problem began happening for no apparent reason. I just turned on my Dell Dimension 8250 (Windows XP) this morning, and this is what happened. I haven't downloaded any shady programs (or downloaded anything significant whatsoever, in fact) or installed anything recently.

My computer starts up normally and is able to get to the Welcome screen. After selecting my user name, it begins to load, gets past the Welcome screen, and stops loading once I can see my wallpaper. The desktop and start menu do not load up at all. I can still move my cursor and open the task manager, and under Processes, explorer.exe is clearly missing. I can log out and shut down the computer as usual. The main problem seems to be that explorer.exe isn't loading properly. Any help, please? : )
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I have seen such problem once, and it was caused with Kaspersky Antivirus. After uninstalling it, everything worked fine. I think, it's rare case, though.
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I repaired Windows XP (it's Home Edition, by the way) last night. I haven't looked at it since, though, so later on I'll check and see if it fixed the problem.
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Well, repairing Windows XP didn't help. I suppose if this goes on for much longer I'll just back up my important files and do a complete reinstallation.
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