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HELP!

I had a BSOD and now explorer.exe (windows explorer) no longer shows the left side and only the right side.

The left side is "greyed" and has an "x" at the upper right side.

When I click on a folder on the right side, a new window opens!

How do I fix this to get it to be the original way???

Please, I need this fixed asap!!!
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Question by:Sir0tter
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"All Folders" Pane Missing or Windows Explorer Is Blank
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;192315&Product=w98
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by:CrazyOne
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Also run the SFC
Description of the System File Checker Tool (Sfc.exe)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;185836
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If push comes to shove then

Boot to safe mode

If you are using Active desktop then turn off Active Desktop Start > Settings > Active Destop > 
Deselect View as Web Page

Do this
Description of the System File Checker Tool (Sfc.exe)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;185836

Then this if still having problems

Start > Run scanreg /fix.

then run a THOROUGH scandisk
then defrag

If that doesn't do it then try this

boot to a ME or Win98 floppy bootdisk http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm and run this command

scanreg /restore

If still not fixed then

Reinstall the operating system over the top of itself. This will retain most of you settings and programs and replace the system files.

If the CD is bootable and your system allows booting from the CD then boot to the CD and install.

Otherwise boot to a ME or Win98 floppy bootdisk http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
Put the CD in the CD drive
At the prompt run the following command

setup

If you don't have the CD then run one of these commands

C:\Windows\Options\Cabs\setup.exe

or

C:\Windows\Options\Install\setup.exe

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;259181

Note that reinstalling Windows does not alter your currently installed programs unless a program has previously replaced a Windows system file. If a program does not work correctly after you reinstall Windows, reinstall the program, but note that the program may be replacing one or more Windows system files.


http://utils.skull-tech.com/bootdisks/boot98.exe
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by:Sir0tter
ID: 9661048
I tried all except the re-install.

I found the fix for my problem here:


See the last three threads and make note of the specialIE5.5 instructs if this is your version. Read carefully.

http://forums.techguy.org/t59067/s1...e63096f615.html
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by:Sir0tter
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Please lock this.

Found answer at another site....

(I AM willing to give 50 points for the fast posting of possible ans tho...)
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by:CrazyOne
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Post a question in Community Support and tell them what you want to do. In your question provide them with the link to this question so they know which question you are referring to. :>)

Community Support
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Sir0tter:
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