Explorer.exe is gone. No repair disk. How can I get Vista back up?
Posted on 2010-09-20
I have a laptop that explorer.exe is now missing on. Not only does it not boot up, but in dos I cannot find it under C:\Windows or System32. Likewise, when I attempt to do a restore point, the rtsui.exe file is also missing.
It would seem I caught a nasty virus. I am attempting to take an explorer.exe file from my Win7 64 bit box and place it into Vista 64 bit. It tells me access is denied because I need to be in elevated mode, but I am in an administrative account. I cannot "Run as administrator" the CMD box because I have no explorer.
The only tools I can get to is the Task Manager, CMD, and the internet through the Task Manager. When I attempt to type C: in the Internet url, it gives me an error so I can't even get to explorer that way.
Anyone have any idea how I can get elevated mode in command prompt? I have tried runas and it isn't working. Maybe someone has better ideas on how to replace these missing files?