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Explorer.exe corrupt?

Post by LadySmith on Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:55 pm

I had originally thought my mother-in-law's desktop computer issues was a hardware issue, so I posted about it in the hardware forum:

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Now, I'm thinking otherwise (but not sure).

I'm wondering if the explorer.exe is corrupt and if it may have gotten corrupt by a virus or something.

When windows is booted up normally, it briefly has the black screen with white letters about giving a choice to boot Windows XP Home (highlighted) or Recovery Console but it's real quick and then boots to Windows normally. When it does...it's like it doesn't finish booting up or something. It goes to desktop with all the icons and such but it won't let me go to anything...no programs, no start menu...nothing. Clicking it does nothing.

When the cursor is moved to the task bar, it's just an hour glass like it's busy but never nothing comes up. Even booting it back up without trying to click for it to go to anything...it just sits there like it's busy when the cursor is moved to the taskbar...it's just an hourglass.

Can't click the Start menu to go to anything. Pressing the Windows key doesn't do anything.

I am able to bring up the Task manager. Actually, that's the only way I can restart it or shut it down unless I turn it off manually.

When going into safe mode, the hourglass isn't there and I am able to go into the control panel, but then when I click on anything there in the control panel...nothing happens. Actually, the option I picked just sits there highlighted like it was clicked but it never comes up. Then, I"m not able to click on the "X" to close out the control panel to close it. I have to do Control-Alt-Delete to end task to get out of control panel.

Also, I've already tried Windows update and Anti-virus and some anti-spyware programs....from safe mode (I'm not able to do anything in normal mode), but it just does nothing except that box comes up letting me know it's in safe mode...to proceed in safe mode.

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Re: Explorer.exe corrupt?

Post by LadySmith on Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:30 pm

Does anyone have any input on this? Can you point me in the right direction?

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Re: Explorer.exe corrupt?

Post by Belahzur on Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:33 pm

I doubt it's malware, but lets see.

  • Please download DDS by sUBs to your Desktop (Important!!) from one of these locations:
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  • Double click DDS.scr to run
  • When complete, DDS.txt will open.
  • Save the report to your Desktop.
  • Copy and paste DDS.txt back here, I don't need to see attach.txt.


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Re: Explorer.exe corrupt?

Post by LadySmith on Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:16 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I doubt it's malware, but lets see.

  • Please download DDS by sUBs to your Desktop (Important!!) from one of these locations:
    [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
    [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
  • Double click DDS.scr to run
  • When complete, DDS.txt will open.
  • Save the report to your Desktop.
  • Copy and paste DDS.txt back here, I don't need to see attach.txt.

The problem is....I'm not able to download anything to the desktop of that PC because it won't do anything...won't open any program, get on the internet...nothing.

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