Hello, my name is Alexis and I have been successfully using Windows XP Pro for a while now. Today, the dandiest thing happened: After a system crash (which happens relatively often since I work in 3D) I rebooted my pc, but when Windows was loading, explorer (the system program, not Internet Explorer) crashed. In fact the computer canít get passed that. I opened the task manager and closed the explorer process. This allowed me to use the computer freely (but I have to use the task manager as an operating system and that is very very bothersome). All my software runs well, and there are no hiccups... So, I decided to reload the explorer program. Bad idea, it crashes. I end the process and I can use my computer again.
What I have done to solve this problem is this: at trend.com I checked for viruses and ad-ware, found some and cleaned them. I scanned my registry and cleaned it up using Registry Mechanic. I scanned the disk several times, and I booted from the windows disk to repair the installation. Unfortunately, I have run out of ideas and this problem persists.
I really really donít want to reinstall Windows, it takes a while and its a real pain.