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Old 01-30-2007, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Explorer.exe wont load. Gah

Installed Vista Transformation pack, everything went smooth, been running fine for 2 days.

Come home after work.

Start er up. Windows loads, and then I see my backround, and it says Explorer.exe cannot load. I press ok, and Im left with my pretty wallpaper.

I would like to avoid formatting the hard disk as I have had to do that at least 5 times in the last 2 weeks, due to hardware changes and such (not HD related)

I have 3 disk drives and 1GB USB Flash drive.

Eh.....Lost on this one folks. Tried safe mode, same thing, except I dont get the error popup, I just dont get my Explorer.exe.

Any ideas folks?


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Old 01-30-2007, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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try this:
ALT+CTRL+DEL for task manager, go to "FILE", click "New Task (Run...)", then type in "Explorer.exe", then click "OK"

BTW might be a Virus my cousin had the same problem
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Old 01-30-2007, 11:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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what transformation pack did you run? If it isnt a Bricko pack, i'd suggest looking into one (theres about 3 different themes, do a google search). So far my experience with them has been great,. For one thing they look good, take up little memory and i havent had one screw up explorer yet

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