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#1 13 years ago

computer is a Dell Dimension XPS Gen 3

Graphics Card: Radeon X800 SE (128MB) OS info: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A01 Bord Type/ Brand: Not sure Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.4GHz Hard Drive: un-sure, but there is about 62GB of 145GB left Ram: 1022MB RAM Sound Card: SB Audigy 2 Audio [CCC0] DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

Problem: mainly the problem is that when i start up, and log into my account on the computer, instead of everything starting up normal, i am stuck looking at my desktop and there is no start bar at the bottom of the screen and no icons.....

this happened after my bro was playing NBA live 2005 and exited it, and logged off, and i logged into mine and it was like this, the only way i can get on the internet now is thanks to Windows Task Manager.




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#2 13 years ago

Have you tried system restore?

Have you scanned for spyware/adware and virus programs?


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#3 13 years ago

Basicly at this point i can't because the only thing that works is Windows Task Manager, and it lets me open up firefox but like nothing else

unless some one could help me use Windows task manager to opeb other things like Control Panel or My computer so i can run ad-aware or something....




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#4 13 years ago

Do you have a rescue disk for your anti-virus software handy? If so, boot from that and run the emergency repair program.




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#5 13 years ago

Sounds like 'explorer.exe' isn't starting.

Can you get to Task Manager via Ctrl+Alt+Del? If so, then start the task 'explorer.exe'.




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#6 13 years ago
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Basicly at this point i can't because the only thing that works is Windows Task Manager, and it lets me open up firefox but like nothing else

unless some one could help me use Windows task manager to opeb other things like Control Panel or My computer so i can run ad-aware or something....

Click "New Task" then "Browse"

Go to "My Computer" - "C Drive" - "Program Files" E.g AVPersonal


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#7 13 years ago

what does it look like when your borther logs onto windows? do you have an admin account?




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#8 13 years ago

Solid SnakeSounds like 'explorer.exe' isn't starting.

Can you get to Task Manager via Ctrl+Alt+Del? If so, then start the task 'explorer.exe'.

thats correct. explorer is not starting.

do what he said. also from the taskmanager you can also run "msconfig" under general tab make sure that its at normal startup. go to services tab and make sure you have checked all the box for services. then check the box where it says hide all microsoft services. then uncheck all of them. let us whats going then. that should start the explorer. another thing to do is doing a windows update. that should also take care of starting up explorer problem