Explorer.exe blank desktop

Posted on 2007-10-05
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I have a windows 2000 Advanced server box acting as a terminal server. I updated this box yesterday with some much needed updates. Now when I try and login I get a blank desktop screen. I can tell explorer.exe is not running and when I try and and start it via new task it does nothing and does not start in the processes tab. Please Help
Question by:Mlsharp
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Alan Huseyin Kayahan earned 2000 total points
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  Hi Mlsharp
         Looks like an affect od one of the updates.
           *Do you get blank explorer when you RDP to server too? If you somehow can reach the explorer either console or RDP, uninstall the latest updates.
           *If you cant, then run sfc /scannow in task manager.


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ID: 20022407
Yes I do get a blank screen in RDP as well. I will try and run the command below in task MGR to see if that will work...let you know in a minute

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ID: 20022536
I will have to dig for my windows 2000 ADV. server CD have nto needed that in years so may take longer than expected..

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ID: 20024001
Thank you and the sfc /scannow  worked
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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You are welcome :)

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