Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Server 2008 won't display explorer on startup

Posted on 2012-04-07
3
239 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-10
Hi Guys,

I've got a Windows Server 2008 Standard installation on a high end PC for LAB work and although the install ran fine it won't show explorer on bootup instead i just get a blue screen (not the one of death.....just blue) and i can CTRL+ALT+DEL and run this as a task but obviously this isn't ideal.
I've seen this a couple of times on other full server installs but have only managed to repair it by wiping and re-installing Windows which i don't want to do.

Any ideas ?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:NotExperts
3 Comments
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
Anuroopsundd earned 500 total points
ID: 37819652
use hijack this and scan..
 "F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Config\csrss.exe" by checked it and hit "Fix Checked" button at the left button of Hijackthis window and it work. I don't have to manually open Explorer.exe anymore


http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic113237.html
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Darius Ghassem
ID: 37819815
Run sfc /scannow
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:NotExperts
ID: 37826522
Worked fine, thanks
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

We recently had an issue where out of nowhere, end users started indicating that their logins to our terminal server were just showing a "blank screen." After checking the usual suspects -- profiles, shell=explorer.exe in the registry, userinit.exe,…
A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question