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cant open task manager. no explorer.exe

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  • Task Manager
  • Windows 7
  • Explorer
  • System Restart
  • CAD
Last response: in Windows 7
January 21, 2014 3:38:40 PM

i ended the task, explorer.exe and cant open my task manager with cad buttons, any ideas ???? please :) 

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January 21, 2014 3:42:00 PM

What OS?
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January 21, 2014 3:55:08 PM

not sure to be honest bought it of a mate a wile back how can i find out ?
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a b $ Windows 7
January 21, 2014 3:57:40 PM

You've done the simplest thing? Shutdown and restart? If so, and explorer.exe is corrupt you will need to do a system repair.
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January 21, 2014 4:00:52 PM

You don't know the operating system? (windows 7, windows 8, etc...) umm alright never mind then no problem. Try this...

Hit Ctrl + Shift + Esc to bring up the Task Manager.

Then in the Task Manager, click File, New Task (Run...).

Then type:

explorer.exe
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January 22, 2014 6:57:37 AM

BluePhantom said:
You don't know the operating system? (windows 7, windows 8, etc...) umm alright never mind then no problem. Try this...

Hit Ctrl + Shift + Esc to bring up the Task Manager.

Then in the Task Manager, click File, New Task (Run...).

Then type:

explorer.exe



**cheers mate but i tried all these already, but when i use shift+esc it brings up a different task manager, one im not used to. there is no file so i cant hit new orr anything :/ 

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January 22, 2014 12:19:58 PM

Does it say "more details" at the bottom of the task menu? If so press that first then you should see the file button at the top.
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January 22, 2014 3:27:15 PM

BluePhantom said:
Does it say "more details" at the bottom of the task menu? If so press that first then you should see the file button at the top.


nope, its like its just google chromes task manager. emmm at the bottem of that page it has "stats for nerds"
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January 22, 2014 3:53:20 PM

See if its even explorer.exe that your saying is ended.
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January 22, 2014 4:33:57 PM

BluePhantom said:
Alright, give this site a try instead then... Hopefully this should help...

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-restar...


cheers again, but sure i cant get into my start menu as my exporer.exe is gone, and cant open my task manager, like i no all that stuff but just cant seem to find an obvious simple solution to this.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 22, 2014 5:32:57 PM

Press Windows-R (for run) and try starting explorer.exe in there
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a b $ Windows 7
January 22, 2014 5:33:44 PM

Or it might be labeled Start (between left Ctrl and Alt)
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January 23, 2014 4:39:41 AM

nope no life when i press that button, cheers for the time tho
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January 23, 2014 5:09:43 AM

Ok, when your computer is running, are you able to do anything? and what all do you actually see on your screen? I've got a theory depending on your answers I believe
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January 23, 2014 8:28:29 AM

like the fact ive kept google open i wouldnt be able to do anything, like my desktop is blank, wel apart from my screensaver
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a b $ Windows 7
January 23, 2014 11:05:56 AM

And you restarted? Sounds like you haven't even tried a reboot
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January 23, 2014 11:31:05 AM

haha sure i was afraid in-case i couldn't get into my start menu.. ha so i really just restart it an it will be fine? ooo i am dense sometimes, thanks and sorry if this is the case ? but I'm still going to wait for you to say it is..
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a b $ Windows 7
January 23, 2014 3:34:53 PM

Rebooting will reload all 'closed' programs that Windows needs to run (like explorer.exe) :p 
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January 24, 2014 7:43:21 AM

Done :D  CHEERS :) 
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a b $ Windows 7
January 24, 2014 4:03:27 PM

Thanks for the recognition, glad I could help! Cheers!
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