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Old 03-08-2005, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Red face Windows explorer in windows XP is messed up

Dont know how this all started really but here it goes. Sometimes when I try to move a file, or delete a file in windows explorer, it will crash and then I get a message saying "windows explorer has encountered an unexpected error and will now close" ya know, the submit error button thing. So anyways this will reset my taskbar and a few items on my systray as well

Is there a way I can fix this without re-installing windows? Because the guys at compusa installed windows on this hard drive for me, I dont really have a disc.
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Old 03-08-2005, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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first run a checkdisk and defrag. open my computer, right click the C drive, and select properties. when the properties box comes up, select tools and then click the Check Now button. Check both check boxes and click start. Then click Yes at the prompt and reboot. Let the checkdisk run. See if that fixes the problem for you.
let us know...
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Old 03-08-2005, 05:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Will do, will be back later with results
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Old 03-08-2005, 05:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That is good advice is that does not work out you may wanna try and run sfc /scannow, but only if you can get ahold of an xp disk. This will stop you from having to re-install as well.
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Old 03-08-2005, 10:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There are many replacements for windows explorers - just look on google
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Old 03-08-2005, 11:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm trying to get a winXP cd so I can do that SFC thing. Every windows epxlorer replacement I have tried so far is a piece of crap.
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Old 03-09-2005, 02:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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did you run the Checkdisk? if so, can you post what the event log recorded for it? will be under application and be under source winlogon.
type eventvwr in the run dialog to load event viewer.
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Old 03-10-2005, 02:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Find a friend with windows xp and copy the explorer.exe onto a floppy or a CD or something and then go to your c:/winxp/system32 and create a copy of explorer.exe, rename it to explorer.exe.bak and copy the new one from your friend over and then reboot. Has worked for me for other problems.
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Old 03-12-2005, 05:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Well it seemed to have worked, I just didnt post here for a while because I wanted to make sure.
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Hehe. If problems occur again, lemme know I'll send you a copy of the XP explorer.
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