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Explorer.exe error

Posted on 2004-04-22
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Now My problem is that when I try to open anything on the desktop or start menu I get a explorer.exe error.  I remembered I had to do this run command to unregister a uncorrect version of explorer then it would work again but I don't remember it and I can't seem to find it anywhere on the net for now but still looking.

I believe it has to do something with another program that was installed and tried to take over the explorer or something like that?

Does anyone even know what I am talking about?
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by:RevelationCS
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check for viruses, make sure you have enough system resources and that nothing has failed on you....

if none of the above works, reformat and start from scratch...
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by:locc
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already checked for viruses, reformatting is not an option.
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by:RevelationCS
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also, as I said above, check to make sure you have enough system resources and that you dont have any hardware that is failing... outside of that, there isn't much more that can be recommended as the computer is pretty much useless if explorer.exe keeps crashing. How does the machine respond if you boot it via safe mode?
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by:locc
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I know it's a command you run from the command line to unregister a explorer type shell or programs...and if I can find what I found last time I am in good shape.  Hopefully someone here knows what I am talking about.
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by:locc
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Well I solved it by running spybot and it works perfect now.
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by:RevelationCS
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don't know what virus scanner you used, but several of the most used ones check for spyware like spybot does... would have been nice had you been more specific as to what you did.. doesnt matter though, this was only worth 20 points....
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