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Retrieving the desktop following explorer crash

Is there any way to get the desktop back without rebooting if Explorer crashes?  
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Irichard
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guidwayCommented:
usually no, unless you can somehow get to the run command and type explorer again.
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sramesh2kCommented:

Press CTRL+ESC if you see the task manager (windows 98), click file  >run and type explorer.
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war1Commented:
If you mean if an application in Windows Explorer crashes, you can hit CTRL + ALT + DEL at the same time to get to the Task Manager. Highlight the application and hit End Task.

If you mean when something in Windows Explorer crashes, then use this developers' trick to reset Windows. Sometimes you can get back to the desktop, sometimes you have to do a full reboot. Get to the Task Manager again with CTRL + ALT + DEL. Highlight Explorer and click End Task. When the Shutdown window comes up, hit Cancel. Wait 5 to 10 second.  When an End Task window comes up, click OK. Windows should reset and back to your desktop almost right away.
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war1Commented:
Lrichard,
   We have not heard from you? Did any comment help you solve your problem? Do you have any more questions? If an Expert help you, please accept his/her answer and provide him with an excellent or good grade.

Thanks, war1
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guidwayCommented:
My thoughts: points split between me and war1. We covered all the routes of how a person can fix this. If these don't work a reboot is necessary. I feel we both deserve points. :0)

guidway
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guidwayCommented:
My thoughts: points split between me and war1. We covered all the routes of how a person can fix this. If these don't work a reboot is necessary. I feel we both deserve points. :0)

guidway
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