Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Can't find explorer.exe when run from task manager or a command prompt

Can't find explorer.exe when trying to execute the program from task manager file run menu option or can't find explorer.exe when running from a command prompt. If you have an XP system that boots but doesn't show the desktop after recently removing malware, spyware, adware, and others like Trojans and viruses, then try the fix described in this post for a fix - it worked for me.




Other symptoms include being able to access the explorer.exe file in the windows directory. You can rename it and move it , copy it and even delete it but when you try to run the file to get the desktop to show, the system tells you that it cannot find the explorer.exe or explorer file specified.

Especially if you already checked forums and found that no one has the answer to this one except to reinstall the operating system or try a repair install of XP. Doing a repair install in many cases doesn't help, the problem remains.

Cannot Display the Desktop, Desktop Has No Icons


If your computer boots but is unable to display the desktop because explorer.exe is not running and all efforts to start explorer fail, then there check the following registry setting.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options]


Look for explorer.exe and delete the key. It should not be there. If you have doubts, then just look at another computer where explorer starts. You'll waste your time if you do however and besides, explorer isn't starting anyway - what are you going to break. If you've found this post then your already frustrated with all the forums and tech support sites that led to no answers or the classic cop-out "reinstall" or "repair". The repair doesn't work and will most likely hang and the wipe out and re-install, a little too drastic for this problem.

If the problem also exists for Internet Explorer, where even if you try and run iexplore.exe from the command line and get the same message as when explorer.exe is run then look for a key in the registry that's labeled iexplore.exe. It will be right next to explorer.exe. Delete that key too.
If you've found this post to be useful, PLEASE link to it.......
Link to post: http://pctechnow.blogspot.com/2008/08/cant-find-explorerexe-when-run-from.html
Link to blog: http://pctechnow.blogspot.com/



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Can't find explorer.exe when run from Task Manager
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151 comments:

2cents said...

Great post. That's a hard one to find.

pi said...

Big!!! You help me !!

Thanks for this post

pi said...

Big !! this help me!!

tnx

2cents said...

Sfc /Scannow - System file check does nothing to help this problem either, tin this case it was the registry change that made the difference and it can be done in normal or safe mode. Immediately following the change just start explore.exe from the command prompt or from task Manager - explorer.exe loads and so does the rest of the desktop loads.

Mark said...

Just to say... fantastic, worked straight away :)

Mindless Dreck said...

Great fix, just worked for me. Thanks!

Tim said...

It worked for me. Thanks a bunch for the post. All the usual routines didn't resolved this most simple solution. I had slaved an infected xp drive to my main computer and scanned with Norton AV which removed several trojans & Infostealers. Upon reboot, no explorer, but everything else pretty normal.

Droplet said...

I've seen this problem on 11 PCs over the last week.
If I copy explorer then run the copy, windows runs. AV is up-to-date on all PCs and scanning shows no infection, Spybot & Adaware show no issues with spy/grey/mal ware.

Ideas?

Anonymous said...

Worked for me . 10x

mattinoz said...

Spot on! Worked after trying all th eopther useless "fixes" posted elsewhere. Love ya work.
Found your fix by searching on "explorer.exe can't be found..." instead of " Explorer.exe won't load..."

2cents said...

Droplet, did you run SFC /scannow ?? If another version of explorer works with the registry fix, it sounds like a slightly similar but different problem.

2cents said...

Droplet, meant to say WITHOUT the registry fix. If another explorer exe works without the registry fix then the problem is a different one.
Did you run sfc /scannow ?

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! I was getting ready to format and reinstall, had tried everything else. This fixed it right away, saved me alot of time and the client alot of money!
Lav

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot!!!!!!!, It is great to see my desktop and be able to use my PC. Spent almost a month looking else where to resolve this issue. Great job!

2cents said...

Your very welcome Lav, anonymous and all other people who posted and will post their comments. Also, think you for posting your comments. It makes it worth while posting solutions.

I'm glad you found the solution useful. Please link to this post and blog site if you have a blog or are involved in tech forums.

http://pctechnow.blogspot.com/2008/08/cant-find-explorerexe-when-run-from.html

http://pctechnow.blogspot.com/

use the Share/Save gadget too please. I just added that to the blog. Just hover your mouse cursor over the Share/Save image at the top of the blog post.

Anonymous said...

Fixed it for me too. This happened after removing XP Antivirus 2008, and will likely happen with that whole family (MS Antivirus, XP Antivirus, Vitae Antivirus, etc.). You might want to update the original post to include these spyware so people get a more targeted google result. As an aside SDFix cleared up the trojan/rootkit aspects as well (restoring the link to explorer.exe doesn't mean the spyware is gone!). Counterspy got the rest.

squidburns said...

You rock! Worked like a charm on a true "11th hour crisis" 10:36 p.m. Los Angeles on the phone with me in Kansas City.

I have to say this was hairy enough to make it into the top 100 "Windows behaving badly" list.

Thanks for keeping the dream alive :)

peace,
_squid

einsteinscomputersolutions.com

Paul said...

24 hours of scanning, rebooting, trying to figure out why explorer won't start, download this tool, that tool. Give up, debate a complete rebuild, though one last google search and I found this.

Two minutes later I was happy as a sandboy ! THANK YOU !!!!!!!

2cents said...

Thank you all for posting comments and recommendations like how to get this site to be found easier.

You are all welcome!!!

_squid, this should be in the top ten!! A lot of people are burning a lot of time with this problem. After spending time cleaning a computer then not having explorer run - that stinks.

The system I worked on was brought to me by another tech and he had just given up. The customer was pissed and ready to not sign on for more work/projects just because of this. Although the secret to how it was found is behind some good old school dos commands, it doesn't matter. I know others are/were suffering with this too and had to get the word out.

Anonymous, your right maybe mentioning MS Antivirus, XP Antivirus, Vitae Antivirus, etc., will help get more people to this site that are having this problem. To be sure the big forums will scrape the solution off. I hope they have the coutesy to link to this blog and post so the next time I post something like this more people around the world can find the solution faster.

Please link to this post and blog.... this solution would be found faster if this site gets found easier.

Nigel W said...

Thanks so much for this solution. I've spent hours trying to work this out. Delighted that google found you!

Half the trouble with this one is the diagnosis of the issue. I wasted a lot of time searching for "No Icons on XP Desktop".

Anonymous said...

Worked perfectly!!

Many Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! powerful! you saved a lot of techs a lot of frustation. It's funny how none of the registry or spyware cleaners can fix this. Your knowledge is awesome!

Giovanni said...

you guy are the best!
this saved me after 4 hours of useless tries...
it's just a matter of searching the right thing on google.

Anonymous said...

perfect! i used it for iexplore.exe issue, thanks for the support.

Anonymous said...

same thing happened with firefox,after the antivirus cleaned the pc, wonder why? anyway used this solution with firefox and worked aswell, great thanks.

Anonymous said...

WOW, this is exactly what I needed for a laptop infected with the burrito virus. THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

Great Help .... saved my day

Thanks .......

2cents said...

You're all very welcome.


To save lots of time was the reason I just had to share this solution.

This problem usually shows itself after cleaning the badware off. So after having gone through so much to get the computer cleaned, to have gone so far with getting the system back to a usable state, being stopped by this problem just can't be an option.

Anonymous said...

Fixed it. Thanks. Think it happened to me after a Zonealarm update, went to bed on Friday, Saturday morning - blank explorer. Kudos!

Ignacio Palladino said...

You r so cool man, im thinking in translating this to spanish so it can keep helping people!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU, you made my day. I've spend five hours on Teamviewer to fix the problem remotely on another computer. I've googled everything. I am so glad that I've finally found your blog.

Andrew said...

Worked like a gem!
Thanks man!

vbhjckfd said...

You are a great man, thank you very much, this Windows is very stable system, yeah... Until such crap happens

Anonymous said...

This REALLY Saved my Day, I was just about to take my clients pc away to do a Repiar install, then I found this solution, Awesome fix man!! Thanks for that!!

Anonymous said...

Very good solution!
Thanx a million!!

Anonymous said...

I spent hours trying to fix this problem then I came upon your post which worked a treat. Thanks a million.

Bill Waters

costep said...

Great!
1) it helped.
2) I love the description. "What can you loose?" I linked to it - in a German speaking blog:)

rj said...

The problem happened for me after Norton had to delete a virus file.

This fix worked. Thanks.

2cents said...

Bitte sehr Costep.

Thank you too for linking to the post from your German blog.

Once again, you are all welcome. Make this post findable by many and by all, worldwide. Link to the post and mixup the link text, "no desktop icons", "explorer doesn't start", no icons on XP desktop", etc..

The easier it is to find the better. This problem, as many of you have experienced, is a time hole. A lot of time can be saved if this post can be found quicker and easier.

Think of the terms you used when looking for an answer to this problem and throw a link this way with those words.

Ari R. Fikri said...

Thanks man.

Can't thank you enough.
Even microsoft site doesn't solve my problem until I've found your solution.

Great job.

mcrecorz said...

Thank You, you are the man!!!
This is definitely the best post for this issue.

Anonymous said...

I am trying to use this method, howeveri am denied access from my registry... can anyone help?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very very very very very very very very very very very very very much - It worked !!!! you have saved me !!!!

Denyzen said...

Fixed! Thank You very much indeed

Anonymous said...

very nice fix, tried it on my dads pc and it worked first time.

thanks matey :)

Anonymous said...

Ljómandi gott, þakka kærlega fyrir, þetta leysti allar mínar þjáningar :)

Thanks alot

Anonymous said...

Thanks, this was a problem for my uncle's computer and I had never heard of this problem until now. I looked it up last night and got all the typicail big site "fixes" but this worked like a charm.

Piotr said...

Fantastic. Worked from me after everything else failed and wasting of many hours of trying!!! :-) Have a Japanese version of Toshibe DynaBook V7 with XP. Thanks a lot! Piotr

hniu said...

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I attempted the fix however explorer.exe and iexplore.exe were not at that location in the registry. Any other suggestions would be great thanks!

Anonymous said...

I attempted the fix however explorer.exe and iexplore.exe were not at that location in the registry. Any other suggestions would be great thanks!

+1 me too

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! Finally got my Internet Explorer back after hours of trying so-called 'fixes'. This really works and, to think, it was this simple.

The problem started for me after infection from the Rapid Antivirus variation.

Thanks again, you made my day.

Sweet Pete said...

Brilliant! Thanks so much. This is a good reason to have multiple browsers installed on your computer in case something like this renders one of them unusable. I found this solution with FireFox. Even though I rarely use it it, came in very handy in this situation. Oh yeah ... Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I have all of the above problems, ie no start button, no task-bar and no desktop icons, only the last background picture I had on my screen before I had this problem.
My main problem as well is my task manager will not work properly either. If I try to 'run' a new task, explorer.exe, for instance, it just disappears off the screen and does nothing, I can't even browse.
So the only way I can do anything with my computer is in safe-mode with the command or Dos window. I can see everything all my data and files but can't do anything with them. I can navigate myself around the directories using Dos commands and about the only thing I can run is my Avast anti-virus software, (start AshAvast.exe) but I can't update it.
Has anybody got any ideas?? remembering I can't access Windows at all, and I definitely can't access the registry to see whether "explorer.exe" is there or not. Not with my limited knowledge of Dos commands anyway.
So heeeellllpppp!!!

Sileshi said...

OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just...... a BIG THANK YOU !!!!!

I was so struggling with that !

fantastic !!!!!
Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, thank you. So simple and right to the crux of the problem. I found iexplore.exe exactly where you said and I could see it was pointing to a very dodgy looking .exe file that was obviously deleted by the AV software. Deleted the reg entry and bingo!!

Anonymous said...

BIG TNX

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much.

nodracol said...

brilliant !
I've spent the last 2 weeks with bleeping computer trying to get this thing fixed. After no joy whatsoever I did another search and found your blog and 10 minutes later problem gone. thanks a bunch.

Matthew J H Yates said...

Faced with re-installing XP, and having searched for a long time for a fix with no luck, this solution worked a treat.

Thank you :-)

Anonymous said...

awesome! thanks soo much :)

Anonymous said...

Thank very much. I had been struggling a lot and was almost fed up. It did solve my problem. Great help ! Thank you again.
DK Malhotra, IGRUA, Raebareli INDIA

Cai said...

wonderful! it worked just fine! Thanks to this :)

Anonymous said...

Brilliant - I have done numerous searches to find an answer to this problem.

I have done upteen scans, repairs etc all to no avail.

This cracked the problem in minutes - Why is it not easier to find????

Carlitos said...

Great solution... it solves completely my problem... thanks...

Chelle said...

After I deleted 'iexplorer.exe' in [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options], I was able to open Internet Explorer but a few minutes later it stopped working again because 'iexplorer.exe' came back in the Registry. If I delete it again it will just comes back again a few mins later.

How can I permanently delete this?

Please help.

Chelle said...

I deleted the 'iexplore.exe' but it keeps on coming back. Seems my computer can't get rid of the "ropfnqz.exe" virus. NAV deletes it but when I open up IE again this virus comes back which causes 'iexplore.exe' to show up in the registry again? Any advice?

Thanks,
Chelle

2cents said...


Hello everyone who has posted a comment and has found some salvation from this solution. You are all very welcome.


An anonymous poster asked why isn't this solution easier to find. All of you can make it easier to find by linking to this blog or post from forums and your own blogs, web sites,etc.. Add to you digg or other similar site.

For chelle, who finds and deletes the registry but it keeps coming back. If anyone could give advice to chelle please do so.

It does sound to me that the computer still has a trojan,worm, or some junkware that's adding this registry key.

The programs I've found to be most useful have been combofix.exe in conjunction with superantispyware.com. Hijackthis also helped a great deal but it doesn't really remove bad files. These two programs got me to the point where I had a system that was clean but had no desktop icons (I actually told a tech who was int he field with this computer to use these programs but in the end, he had to bring the computer to me).

So chelle, try these programs plus a good antivirus scanner. I used mcafee 8.0 enterprise (not the retail version)

Superantispyware is has a free version (i used the free) and is fast.

combofix was free, I heard rummer that they are charging now but I'm not sure.

A new program I used recently was from malwarebytes.org. They two have a free version. It works very well. Not as fast as superantispyware but effective. Neither superantispyware not malwarebytes leave a large footprint or services running. As you can see I like the smaller fast programs rather than the larger slower ones (like spybot search and destroy and ad-aware SE is off my list a while now as it is slow and not as effective as it once was).

Anonymous said...

fantastic help! well explained. deleting registry key for iexplorer.exe - worked it all :)

Monica said...

It worked perfectly. The problem is solved. Thank you very much for the support!!!!! :)))

Bud said...

Thanks for your extremely nice help with this!! You solved it..... :-)

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SOO MUCH, you have made my day, I have tried everything else and then was it just two simple entries. :))

Anonymous said...

I cannot find explorer.exe where you said it was. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

To regain regedit access follow the steps below.

run-gpedit.msc-user configuration-admin templates-system-right click on prevent access to registry editing tools-properties-disable

Anonymous said...

I was a bit leery to try this, but I'm glad that I did. Worked perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Amanda said...

Hi! I've searched high and low for a solution and I'm stoked to find this BUT, I have a trojan/virus which has disabled my regedit so I can't go ahead with your solution!!! Any other advice on how I can get around this please? I would really appreciate your help! Thank you Thank you Thank you in advance!

*crosses fingers in anticipation of a reply*

major_appliance said...

worked for me too.

Thanks a million dude.

-td

Dan II said...

Thank GOD !! for this post !
After hours of searching the internet and trying restore of windows disk etc.. this Was the Absolute CURE All to fix the problem ! I even scanned Microsofts website and found nothing helpful until I found this ! Thanks a BUNCH !! Saved me from having to do a complete reinstall !!

Deborah said...

BOTH my computers lost explorer for whatever reason, I've been fixing and reinstalling and generally messing up both computers for a week! Thank you SO MUCH! Such a simple fix I could have avoided all the complications if I had looked on Microsoft forums. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 2cents, I have used this method several times now to fix computers. Before running the fix mentioned always run either Malwarebytes or Superantispyware, this way it can usually fix problems where access to regedit has been denied.

If still a problem follow the steps given by Anonymous on January 15, 2009 5:52 PM

piper said...

Thanks

piper said...

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Simply wonderful ! Thanks a lot !!!

amiasha said...

Thank you! I'd tried everything, including copying a working version of explorer to the affected computer through command prompt, to no avail. This worked perfectly. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

That advice is spot on. Been trying to fix it for awhile now. Learned something new today!

Anonymous said...

So I'm having a problem similar, but deleting that registery didn't work. I can't load explorer.exe, everytime i try drwtsn32.exe loads up then they both disappear from the process list. If i try to run msconfig, same thing only dwwin.exe shows up then both disappear.

I also can't load ANY anti-virus software, and if i try to open an anti-virus forum or website with d/lable anit-virus software it either gets redirected to a spam site or doesn't load.

Anyone have ANY ideas on what I could do?

Raymond said...

I just got this error this morning (no icons on desktop-no taskbar-can't find explorere.exe) found your fix and now it works. ---phew Thanks a lot!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I've been struggling with this for almost 2 months, and just by happened upon your solution in a last desperate attempt to fix it before I reinstalled XP. You're a genius.

Kumar said...

Thanks....this has frustrated me for a couple of days. And after endless 'fixes', this is the only thing that worked.

D'Andre said...

OMG after hours and hours of online reading with trial and error from differnet sites. This trick finally worked thanks for the post!!!

Anonymous said...

one of many other happy people after taking your advise. Thanks

Extra said...

THANK YOU so much.. oo-f-f i was borred to finding the answer to this on forums.. thkns.. again!

conrad said...

Hey

Not sure how or where I found your site from (a million tabs open from Google on this problem! But Thanks so much!! I'm running XP in a virtual machine on my Mac and felt so stupid for even trying to work through XP...
This problem came out of nowhere, affectd the VM XP and using Bootcamp to run it natively. Your fix worked straight away.

Cheers!

Jon

Anonymous said...

I had to say something to thank you for giving me this solution. I haven't been able to use IE for weeks. I must have read through 20 or 30 stupid threads/blogs/opinions about this problem which were useless. I was just going to reinstall windows. Yours was one of only two that had the answer. I have no idea how it worked; though I'm pretty sure the problem came from erasing iexplore.exe with an anti virus by mistake.
So: awesome, you rock, and thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

THANKS A LOT!!!!

Anonymous said...

Worked for me as well. Thanks!

A. Christensen Johnson said...

Wow, thanks! This saved me from having to reload a customer's system!

James McAdams said...

Big
Thanks -- can't believe how much time I've spent on this (days). Also don't understand why I haven't stumbled on this before since I thought I'd tried just about every search argument there is. Anyway - my most sincere thanks.
Jim McAdams

Anonymous said...

OK I didn't believe it but, damn good call!

Kevin

Kevin@kevingraham.com

Anonymous said...

Legend! Just the solution after scouring the internet finding nothing but crap. This worked immediately.
Thanks a bunch!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I've been banging my head against this problem all day, and finally your fix was the one.
THANK YOU!!

Anonymous said...

DUDE! I FEXING LOVE YOU MAN! I was just about to reformat, and boom this works. Oh man, great call. Its midnight here now.. just wanted to play some games with a friend. This is great! now i can undo that restore point and just do this.

many, many, many, many thanks!
-Dan

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!! Thanks! Wish I would have found this solution first.

bogus bogart said...

wtf?! you rock, mate!!! after 8 months and people are giving their bloody thanks.. i've been googling this problem for quite a few days, and yeah, all those other 'solutions' presented out there are useless.

damn, haha! thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thank you soooo much! I too have been searching everywhere for a long time trying to find a solution but this is SO simple and very effective! Thanks again!

Bourlog said...

Hey! I have one problem with this method, i can't find "explorer.exe" in the Image File Execution Options folder.. :(

Any idea why that is?

Bourlog said...

Hey! Great guide, i just have one problem with that method. I can't find "explorer.exe" in the Image File Execution Options folder.

Any idea why that is?

Thanks

Spud_666 said...

Matey, you are an absolute legend. Worked perfect, If you were from nz id buy ya a beer!

anthony said...

I LOVE YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH!! i was about to reinstall my hard drive!!!!

Anonymous said...

You help me !!
Thank you from Spain.
AMAZING !!!!

Anonymous said...

it worked :) thank you :)

Matt said...

I don't know who you are, where you're from, or how the hell you figured this one out, but it worked like a charm. Thanks, and congratulations on solving a puzzle that had me stumped for a month!

Bonus points: making it easy for someone with a little tech savvy to understand and complete.

Koen said...

They should give you a statue as big as the one in New York.
Thanks made

charvey said...

Sweet Man.... that was a brilliant post

Anonymous said...

Thanks man this helped me big time, i hope you win the lotto and give me money

Ryan said...

That was a hard one - glad I came across this website. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Regedit has been disabled by my administrator - ideas?

Anonymous said...

What a simple yet brilliant solution. Can't thank you enough. Forget all these so called cures, you the MAN!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! IE works again! Thanks! :)

webmaster said...

Perfect. Thank you!

WARMAN said...

thanks a ton, saved me time. Otherwise i would just re-installed the system.

Anonymous said...

Bourlog said...

Hey! Great guide, i just have one problem with that method. I can't find "explorer.exe" in the Image File Execution Options folder.

Any idea why that is?

Thanks

May 6, 2009 10:20 AM

I got the same problem as this guy. Any help would be appreciated. :)

Anonymous said...

Tried it (just like all the other posts I found) and the key is not there and still nothing.

Anonymous said...

hayop! system now fine! your the man! astig!!!

tuvko said...

Thanks a lot. It helped me too. Very good post

Mike said...

Fixed my problem! Huzzah.

Anonymous said...

Thanks For the help!

Anonymous said...

I can't find explorer.exe!

Citrix Support said...

thank the more idea for this site providing.

Anonymous said...

Saved me! For both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.

Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Fix worked! Thanks!

Chris Q. said...

Thanks. My ten y/o took the AV8.EXE bait. Your post saved me a lot of time and headaches.

Anonymous said...

Great solution. Thanks.

Dan H said...

Fantastic! Finally got EXPLORER and CHROME working! Thankyou

Just to add to your fix, when I went to start, run, "regedit" and located the IEXPLORER folder there were 2 items there. One stated "no value" and could not be deleted the other one could be deleted which solved the problem.

I also have Google Chrome which did not work and so I located the CHROME folder and did the same. Hey presto!!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

This was incredibly helpful. Much thanks!

~Heather

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much

Anonymous said...

great it worked.Thanks a lot.

Tami said...

AMAZING!!! Thank you so much!!!!

Chuckals said...

Thanks a milion my friend, you saved me because I was about to reinstall windows and start all over.

One suggestion I want to add here for all of us not so techie users. To open your Register Editor go to "Run" in the Start Up and type in "regedit.exe"

orane said...

works like a charm. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much really helped and solved the problem. Cheers :-)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! It worked. There is no way i could have done this without your help. My whole family thanks you.

Anonymous said...

I actually LOVE you!!!

Anonymous said...

this fixed my problem, but virus did the same to my photoshopcs5, how would i fix that?

Jboy1777@hotmail.com

tktzalt said...

MAAAATE your a legend I was a bit stumped until I read some of the Comments so I googled how to get into the registry ..START-RUN-Regedit and followed your instructions Im surfing again THANKS MATE !!

tktzalt said...

MAAAAATE Your a legend I was a bit stumped but I read a few of the comments so I pressed on I googled how to get in to the registry followed your instructions,Im surf-in again thanks mate!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I have no explorer.exe entry.But still I have the blue screen displayed and still unable to start it via Task manager.Any more advice would be great.Thanks

2cents said...

Do you have an error message when trying to start explorer.exe? Can you find the executable on the harddrive? -> Should be in the system directory.

2cents said...

Sorry if the whole post is a bit confusing, I'm not the best writer obviously. ...

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