My problem is that explorer.exe is crashing over and over to the point where I can't even open my internet browser. This just started happening and it happens every time it runs. Right now I am online via my steam browser in mw2. I had a virus a little while ago but I cleared it out. What do I do?
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It is now working fine in safemode and I am running virus scans. Here is the eventviewer error:
and follow the wizard, select a restore point prior to the explorer.exe crashing issue
and make sure the fully remove any virus/spyware before doing it
no start box available... Did you read my post? It instantly crashes.
Sounds like a re-format/re-install to me. Try using Microsoft Security Essentials for protection when starting fresh.
I need to reformat to keep explorer from crashing? There isn't any other way?
open task manager, then file>new process
then a box opens, type "%systemroot%\system32\rstrui.exe" without the quotation marks and press enter
Why don't you use your os disc and boot into recovery?
try running cmd.exe, then type "sfc /scannow" (without quotes) and press enter
I don't have the os disk, but I will try the scannow and rstrui.exe Also, It works fine in safe mode, Just not in a user account or guest account.
Anyone? I can still use the computer fine but using task manager to open everything is kind of inconvenient. Maybe I should disable explorer altogether and use a cool rainmeter theme.
How can I keep explorer from starting? So that I don't have to close it.
You can't run the graphical user interface if the explerer.exe process is stopped. Explorer.exe is a very important process of the Windows OS and you'll have very limited functionality with it not running.
The best thing to do is to reinstall. It is possible that some files (including explorer.exe) have been modified by the virus that you had or by the antivirus that you used for cleaning. Also, some files may have been moved to quarantine or deleted.
Are you sure that the virus is gone? Even if it's gone maybe you still have malware. Do you have an antivirus running? Which one? Do another full scan. Then reinstall.
Nod32 and mbam, And I can do everything fine without explorer.