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Windows explorer hi.. i am Puneet and i am using windows xp professional sp3 edition as my operating system. yesterday i uninstalled few programs which are nero 7 essentials and a-squared anti malware demo. after that i performed disk cleaning and 1-click maintenance by Tune up utilities2007. now whenever i open "my computer" explorer speed slows down and when i close it, it prompts for an error reporting which says "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." after error reporting, my desktop refreshes and taskbar, quick launch and system tray and all desktop shortcut icons disappears and when it appears again then i found many icons are missing from system tray. Please give advice for what to do. Thanks

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Both of the utilities you have listed have good reviews, but
there are three possibilities:

1) You have somehow damaged the windows shell,
explorer.exe, it's libraries or its registry entries,
while you ware cleaning your system.

In this case you will need to either re-install windows,
or at least repair windows from the install disks and
re-apply service pack 3.


2) You may still have a rogue program or a root-kit running
somewhere. Check the task manager (ctrl-alt-del),
shut down all unnecessary tasks. Then got to:

Control Panel ==> Administrative Tools ==>
Services,

and stop all unnecessary services, but do NOT
disable them, unless you know what you are doing.

they will re-start when you re-boot.


Download Mike Lin's startup monitor, and disable
all unwanted programs from starting up ==> reboot

Once you have trimmed your system to the bare minimum,

see if the problem persists.

You may also scan your system with rootkit detectors,
such as 'black light" and rootkit revealer by Mark Russinovich


3) You have a large corrupt media or picture file in your root
directory, and windows explorer is hanging while trying to
generate a preview thumbnail.

Disable: shmedia.dll = Show media
and shimgvw.dll = Show Image View


START ===> RUN
type:

regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll
regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll


To re-enable pre-view, enter the previous commands
without the /u switch.


Martin

Posted on May 08, 2008

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XP:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/getstarted/ballew_03may19.mspx
Vista:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/
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