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Explorer.exe won't load

Desktop will not display after the startup. i run the the task manager using the ctrl-alt-del. explorer.exe is not running under the processes. i run the explorer.exe just to show the desktop. but some of the applications which normally runs are not running in the notification(antivirus, yahoo messenger, etc...)

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    Terry L. Freeman Sep 19, 2008

    I have the same problem, & i did the restore to previous point, but it would work for only 2 days, then it would be the same problem, again.

    There has to be a better solution to this problem, & it might be in the registry, but I'm still looking. I just thought someone would have a perminent fix... Freebro

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Hi, your OS is corrupted and may need re-installation. Before that, if you can load explorer.exe manually and see the desktop, then go for a system restore from the system tools to an earlier date. Also try to boot to the known good configuration from the boot menu.
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run you antivirus program

If CTRL+ESC didn't make it come back, then the program that displays the task bar most likely isn't running.

That program is often called the "Windows Shell", but it's really "explorer.exe". It's the program that not only displays the Taskbar, but also responds to the CTRL+ESC sequence.

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Pretty vague help request "can't get back to desktop". Is the computer booting? Is it that your desktop is blank after it boots with no icons being shown on the desktop? Viruses can hide the desktop and other things on the computer. Maybe your boot process has the problem when it tried to display the desktop. Try hitting the CTRL+ALT+DEL keys. Hold down each key as you hit them and don't take your finger off the keys until after you have pressed the DEL (Delete) Key. This will bring up your Task Manager. In the task manager window click the Processes tab and look for explorer.exe. If you see it click explorer.exe to highlight it then click End Process. After you end the process click FILE at the top left corner of the Task Manager Window and click the option New Task (run). When the Create New Task window opens type: explorer.exe and press OK. This will cause your desktop to reappear with icons if windows had a problem displaying it on the boot process.

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Are you running Windows? If you are, the easiest way to fix this problem is to simultaneously hit Ctrl, Shift, Esc. The Task Manager will then pop up. Click "File" > "New Task (Run...)." When the run dialog appears, type "explorer" and then hit Enter. This will force the explorer to launch My Documents (the default folder explorer launches), which, in turn, forces your desktop and taskbar to load.
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Based on the information you have provided, it seems that the issue might be due to the "Explorer.exe" System file.
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To solve this issue..

1) Click CTRL+ ALT + DEL at a time..

2) You will find Task manager option..

3) From that select process tab..

4) Then select explorer.exe...  And select end process..

5) Then select application tab...

6) And click o new task..
 
7) In the bar type explorer.exe..

8) Then select ok..

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