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Explorer.exe is acting up, not turning on

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(this is what happened before this)

Oh my god, guys I need help.

So a friend gave me his explorer.exe and I replaced it with the old one (saving the old one this time). Now for some reason explorer.exe just crashes every time I turn it on. I don't know what to do. I can't access anything and I can't do anything. I tried going into safe mode but that doesn't work. I don't want to reinstall windows or anything so if there's ANY way I can restore it please tell me. Maybe my using the cmd and renaming the old file and deleting the new one? I just don't know how. I somehow managed to rename and delete and whatever the old files but it's still not working. I don't know what to do. I used the CMD to delete the one my friend sent me and replace it with the old one but I'm still getting errors.

Can anyone help me somehow? I don't have my CD or anything so I have no way of restoring. I can't use system restore for obvious reasons. Please help me.

Edited by ircmaster, 13 September 2008 - 07:09 PM.

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Sooner, or later, everyone needs Windows CD.
You may try Windows repair with borrowed Windows CD, however the CD must include same Service Pack, as your Windows installation.
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Maybe you ran a virus scan and screwed your explorer.exe..
Sometimes.. if viruses were let too loose and too long.. your anti virus comes and messes it up.
Which means, you won't be able to get on..

If you wish to stay on that computer, the only possible way is to use
task manager.

Try this.
New task
You will see a window.
Type in

By the way
Is it your desktop that won't load?
That's a problem.
Download XP/Vista manager. There's an option that lets you run explorer in a different process.
Very handy. You'll be able to end the specific process that isn't responding.
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