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Accidently deleted explorer.exe and cannot find a solution!


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I was trying to install a third party theme, and had (almost) completed doing so, however when i went to use my toolbar, it had disappeared, but i could still access most programs (via rocketdock) I googled the issue but thought it wasn't all that serious so I left it and turned my laptop off(sleep) When i restarted it, it still wasn't there, and I tried to get into control panel, (via a shortcut to the library on my dock) but a window appeared asking me how i wanted to open this file? So i started to panic, thinking I might have deleted/patched explorer.exe during the process, and opened task manager, to see that the process wasn't there. I have tried opening it via cmd prompt, however im greeted with the message 'windows could not locate file exlporer.exe'. I also tried running in safe mode, however there is nothing on my desktop, just a black screen, and task manager will not find explorer.exe. I tried running a system restore point as I had created one an hour or so prior to attempting to change my theme, but it was running for approx. 9 hours and just showed the 'restoring files' loading aninmation. I have also tried booting from last good configuration, however this left me with the same results as above. Please respond as I just recently got this laptop (Sony Vaio CA series - November 2011)
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try running sfc /scannow
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How do i do this, ps, not a techy guy so simple instructions are greatly appreciated!
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Got it! Thank you so much! #HERO!
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your welcome... :thumbsup:
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