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Hi,

Everytime I log into my account I am logged off right away, I can see my desktop picture but with no icons for a second or two, and have no time to start any task.

Last time I used it, I was in task manager and i ended task-explorer.exe...but i forgot to start it up again when i logged off and shut down.

How can I start explorer again? Or how can i log onto my account?

Thanks for your help,

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Explorer should have started when you restarted the PC

Boot the PC then keep tapping the F8 key until you get options, select last known good configuration to see what that allows, if no change then reboot, tap F8 then choose safe mode, when it gets to the desktop you can either check explorer is running, it will be if you get the icons and taskbar, if not, press ctrl + alt + del keys together to get the task manager, click file, new task, type explorer.exe then press enter

Reboot the PC
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I tried those two...well, I have tried all of the options I saw, but still I was logged off again.

Is there any other way that I can run explorer? maybe through DOS?

Thanks,

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This is probably quickest

http://www.geekstogo...ws_XP-t138.html

Don't worry; Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system
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Before you try "Repair Installtion"; try the following:
There is special Microsoft fix for this problem, refer:
http://support.micro...om/?kbid=313322
It says that you need to contact M$-techsupport and they will send you the special fix.

If and only if, the fix sent by M$ does'nt get the job done, goto the next steps.
Follow the steps below:
  • In your BIOS set CD-ROM has 1st Boot Device.
  • Insert XP Setup CD, to boot from CD.
  • After the intial loading of drivers is over, on the Welcome to Setup Screen with 3 options; Press R key, to "Repair XP installtion using Recovery Console".
  • On the next screen you will be asked to choose your Windows installtion, choose the one that is causing the problem by typing the number beside it.
  • Now you will be prompted for the password of Administrator, enter it; If password is blank, just press <enter>.
  • Below are two ways to recover from this problem from the Recovery Console, use any one of them.
    Use Method1 only if u downloaded and installed SP2.
    Use Method2 if u have installed SP2 from CD and u have the CD; or if u have'nt installed SP2 at all.
    • Method1:
      Type the following commands:
      cd \WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386
      copy userinit.exe c:\Windows\System32
      .
    • Method2:
      Type the following command:
      expand x:\i386\userinit.ex_ c:\windows\system32\userinit.
      (where x: the drive-letter of ur CD-ROM drive and c: is the partition where XP was installed)
  • Reboot PC and boot into safe-mode (Press F8 before booting).
  • In safe-mode, Start-> Run.
    Type: regedit
    Press <enter>
  • In regedit, goto: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.
    In the right-pane, check if the value of the userinit variable is C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,
    If not, change it to that.
  • Reboot PC normally.

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Thanks for all of your help, everything is working fine now.
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