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    If your able to get the task manager. (CTRL-ALT-DEL), click file then New Task and type "Explorer.exe". This should open the explorer window for you. Although no the solution to your problem, it may help with navigation.



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Well i also agree with mockidol but u can also check the settings i mean by right clicking then go to arrange and click on show desktop icons

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If you can - run System Restore to restore to an earlier point in time

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I agree with tom19511. Usually this is caused by adware such as virtuMonde attaching itself to the explorer.exe. Try pressing Control+Shift+Escape to pull up the task manager and then under 'File' on the toolbar choose 'New Task'. In there type 'exploer.exe'. This may give you some limited usage.

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Sounds like you have a corrupted explorer.exe file. you may have to reinstall windows.

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