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Old 01-25-2007, 07:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok *whew* where do i start....
Ok first i had one problem and now i have multiple
the first problem was that my explorer.exe didnt load at startup on any profile on my PC, i searched on google on my laptop and tried what they had.. nothing worked, so i tried to repair my winxp and it only installed another winxp to the same partition, ok that was ok because i was able to access my programs,but unfortunately i wasnt able to access the two most important profiles on my PC, i can see that the files are not lost because they are taking up space on my hard drive, i was messing around with it and somehow got t to work but only for a moment until i tried to access some file and my explorer.exe chrashed and never came back up. i hope that by retelling my tale someone would be able to help me. thanks

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To start explorer.exe, Ctrl Alt delete, file, run explorer.exe.

Sounds like spyware or bad virus/trojan infection
Run through the guide in my signature and if that doesn't clean and fix the problem back up all important information, reformat entire disk and reinstall.

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I've run into this before, and it was caused by an external USB wireless adapter
this is more than likely caused by a driver conflict
check in device manager for conflicted hardware
also check the assigned IRQs, and see if there are unusual overlaps
I'd also try unplugging all USB peripherals
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