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Windows cannot find explorer exe Vista

Hi,

I don't get any desktop icons and start bar. When I use the task
manager to start explorer.exe I get "Windows cannot find
'C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe even though it is there.

I had found solution for this for Window XP OS.
here is the related thread.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/86497-45-windows-find-explorer

however they didn't given any solution for Window Vista OS.
Can any one help on this.

I have the exact same problem... as per above thread I can't see explorer.exe in that

list, I am seeing IEInstal.exe only.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows

NT\CurrentVersion\Image Execution Options\IEInstal.exe

in this right hand side i am seeing (Default) & ExecuteOptions,
I am not seeing "Debugger" registry key... Can anyone tell me how

to do this... Thank you very much..

btw my pc is Window Vista Ultimate
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  1. Hi screenidw,

    Malware Removal utilities have improved greatly since that post you listed. I would suggest trying the following steps first and see what the outcome is:

    Restart your computer in 'Safe Mode with Networking Support'.
    (To do this: Power on your computer and start tapping the F8 key at the top of your keyboard rapidly until the Windows Start Menu appears. Then select the Safe Mode with Networking Support menu option and press the Enter key)

    Open your web browser and go to www.malwarebytes.org

    Download their free malwarebytes program from their main page

    Install the program on your computer and run it.

    Update the Malwarebytes program and do a full scan.
    (You may be asked to restart. Do so, but use F8 key to return to Safe Mode)

    Let us know the results of the scan and whether or not any symptoms persist and we will troubleshoot deeper.

    Cheers!
  2. Hi digitalprospecter

    Thanks a lot for your on time response. above solution resolved the problem. :bounce: :bounce:
    I had spent nearly 1 day to solve this. Not sure why hackers do this kind of crap work :fou: . They should do some useful work to all.
  3. Best answer
    Thats great sreenidw! Glad to be of help.

    Do me a favour and select a Best Answer so that others will know that this is a solved question. The post is more useful that way!

    Cheers.
  4. Best answer selected by sreenidw.
  5. Hi Digitalprospector,
    Malware bytes scan has been done and the issue persists. Please let me know the further troubleshooting steps.

    digitalprospecter said:
    Hi screenidw,

    Malware Removal utilities have improved greatly since that post you listed. I would suggest trying the following steps first and see what the outcome is:

    Restart your computer in 'Safe Mode with Networking Support'.
    (To do this: Power on your computer and start tapping the F8 key at the top of your keyboard rapidly until the Windows Start Menu appears. Then select the Safe Mode with Networking Support menu option and press the Enter key)

    Open your web browser and go to www.malwarebytes.org

    Download their free malwarebytes program from their main page

    Install the program on your computer and run it.

    Update the Malwarebytes program and do a full scan.
    (You may be asked to restart. Do so, but use F8 key to return to Safe Mode)

    Let us know the results of the scan and whether or not any symptoms persist and we will troubleshoot deeper.

    Cheers!
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