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June 17, 2005 5:10:28 PM

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Hello all,

I start my pc and when I reach the desktop, I just see a black screen with
the mouse pointer appearing. The taskbar and the desktop icons (in both safe
mode and normal) mode are missing.

When I try to have new task 'explorer.exe', it says that 'can't find
explorer.exe'

I surfed the net for solutions but it seems that I need to reinstall or
repair windows. Is there any other solutions?

Thank you
Anonymous
June 17, 2005 6:15:29 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Hello Max.
I have not experienced this in XP before, so I can only tell you two things
I might try if it did.
First try chkdsk to scan and fix any of its findings. To do so, type chkdsk
/f in the run command in the Start popup menu. Depending on disk size and
number of files, it can take a long time. Approx 7GB may be 10 - 15 mins.
Second try a system restore point.
Other than these two, I can't think of anything else at the moment.
Kevin

"max" <max@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:92F5D8C3-18DD-4C1F-B911-A5E19C82E1CE@microsoft.com...
> Hello all,
>
> I start my pc and when I reach the desktop, I just see a black screen with
> the mouse pointer appearing. The taskbar and the desktop icons (in both
safe
> mode and normal) mode are missing.
>
> When I try to have new task 'explorer.exe', it says that 'can't find
> explorer.exe'
>
> I surfed the net for solutions but it seems that I need to reinstall or
> repair windows. Is there any other solutions?
>
> Thank you
June 18, 2005 8:01:20 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Try running sfc /scannow.Have your Xp cd ready. I think explorer is a
protected system file and it will extract from the cd. I think.

"max" <max@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:92F5D8C3-18DD-4C1F-B911-A5E19C82E1CE@microsoft.com...
> Hello all,
>
> I start my pc and when I reach the desktop, I just see a black screen with
> the mouse pointer appearing. The taskbar and the desktop icons (in both
> safe
> mode and normal) mode are missing.
>
> When I try to have new task 'explorer.exe', it says that 'can't find
> explorer.exe'
>
> I surfed the net for solutions but it seems that I need to reinstall or
> repair windows. Is there any other solutions?
>
> Thank you
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 3:28:27 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

max wrote:
> *Hello all,
>
> I start my pc and when I reach the desktop, I just see a black screen
> with
> the mouse pointer appearing. The taskbar and the desktop icons (in
> both safe
> mode and normal) mode are missing.
>
> When I try to have new task 'explorer.exe', it says that 'can't find
> explorer.exe'
>
> I surfed the net for solutions but it seems that I need to reinstall
> or
> repair windows. Is there any other solutions?
>
> Thank you *

i had that happent o me a while ago

if you can still run programs, i could when it happened to me, but i
could also run explore.exe, try this

get HijackThis, sorry, i have no link, but google it and it should come
up

run that program, and then look for an entry that says F2 -
REG:system.ini: Shell= , fix this entry (chech it and click the fix
button) and then restart your computer

hope this helps



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