Comp starts up and only shows wallpaper, explorer.exe won't start
I was trying to fix my drivers and nothing seemed to work so I wentinto safemode and I saw an older registry backup I thought it might helpso I clicked on it and restarted my computer then all I can see is mywallpaper, there is nothing I can click on. I tried going to task mgrrun new task explorer.exe and all it does is bring my task bar up for asplit second. I tried doing a system restore but when I get to the part to choose the date the ''next'' button doesn't work, I click on it and nothing happens, I can only go back or cancel. My first problem I was trying to fix was my computer couldn't detect my burner, and now I have this bigger problem....Please help! Thanks...I don't know what to do anymore
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Re: Comp starts up and only shows wallpaper, explorer.exe...
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For some reason it seems that explorer.exe isn't start. I would start by rebooting into safemode. After the bios boot screen, but before the windows loading screen repeatedly press F8 to bring up a menu. Try safe mode with networking first and run an anti-virus scanner. Usually virii and other malware tend to do this.
It sounds like explorer.exe is being turned off. When you log in to Safe Mode hit Ctl+Alt+Del to bring the Task Manager and see if explorer.exe is running under Processes. If not, you can go to the Applications tab in Task Manager and click the New Task button and simply type in explorer.exe. If this does not give you your Start Menu and Task Bar then you need to take your computer back to the repair service and have them fix it properly this time. Otherwise, you'll have to reinstall the operating system.
Does it only show the desktop wallpaper and does not show the icons, taskbar, and start menu?
well the explorer.exe is missing in the Processes which you can see in the Windows Task Manager the following are the reasons for the problem
-Your PC is infected by a virus/malware or any harmful softwares which blocks the explorer.exe and disables it to run at startup
-Someone or something deleted your explorer.exe that is why it cannot be found
if this is not the cause of your problem i would be glad to know what is it.
press Ctrl-Shift-Esc together WS Task Manager will come up .... click on File you will get the option for New Task .... click on it .... type in explorer.exe and click OK. if that does not work turn off your pc ... disconnect the power cable from the back ... press and hold the power button for 30 secs with power cable disconnected.... plugg the cable back in turn on the pc ..... issue resolved
by screen saver, Im assuming you mean the desktop wallpaper. (screen saver is the program that comes up and shows pictures moving around, or stars flying by, or pictures of pipes building some over-rebuilt plumbing in outer space). Whats going on is, your Windows shell (Explorer.exe) is not loading. that is almost ALWAYS caused by a virus. If you cannot load in safe mode, you may not be able to recover that system without a professional. If there is nothing of major importance on that drive, I suggest you gather your OS discs and your drivers and application discs and reformat and reload.Based on what you describe, your explorer cannot load and cannot process because of an infected file being loaded during startup.
Have you tried to boot into safemode ( f8 on boot before windows comes up, then select safemode ) and then when you get into windows do a system restore to a point before you got hit then use adaware andspybot search and destroy and then instal AVG best AV software I have ever seen.