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Hi my netbook is giving me this error on startup with Windows CE: application explorer.exe encountered a serious error and must shutdown. I do not know what to do and it does not allow me to do anything. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Best regards, Luciano

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  • lsettembri Feb 04, 2010

    Hi, I have no CD, and the netbook only accepts SD Cards.

    In the other hand, as it is Windows CE, nothing happens when pressin F8.

    Any other ideas, please?

    Many thanks!


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Is your CE netbook running CE Version 6? If so I can probably help, I have instructions on how to make a recovery "disk" on an SD card. Assuming all of these Chinese 7" "netbooks" are identical, this should restore you to factory-fresh status; I've had to use my recovery card five times so far, as these netbooks frequently dump the OS. I would have to send you a docx document (zipped). Are you still out there?

Posted on May 02, 2010

  • Nupeolitan Mar 17, 2011

    CE fan,
    I'm running on version 6.0, and having the same issue. How would I go about creating a recovery disk on an SD card?

  • CE fan Mar 17, 2011

    There used to be a link to a free download of the Windows CE files needed for recovery. Now the only source I know of is a site called She sells the download for about US$18. In my opinion it's worth that. By the way, some useful applications that will run on these CE netbooks can be found at Some of these apps work better than others; a few don't work. They are found on the site in one download package.


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Sounds like a critical file got corrupted. Explorer is basically the windows shell, without it, like you said, you won't be able to do anything. On boot, you can try F8 to get into safe mode and backup all your data. If your netbook has recovery CD's sounds like it's time to do a restore, unless you can just reinstall windows itself, that should solve the problem.

1) backup whatever files you can if needed.
2) attempted to reinstall windows if netbook CD's allow
3) all else fails, do a complete restore from netbook CD's, note, this will wipe all data from the hard drive and you'll be starting from scratch

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