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Windows 7: Windows explorer not loading up

20 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7
Windows explorer not loading up

Whenever I start up my laptop I get to where I put my password in, input password, Windows loads up but then freezes. The taskbar does not show and I am unable to get the taskbar up by pressing the windows button next to alt. The only thing that loads up is my documents folder but with no taskbar showing. In order to get the taskbar up I have to press ctrl, alt, delete and choose task manager and then choose new task and type in explorer. The taskbar then loads up. While this is a fix I want to know what is causing this. Any ideas?.

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20 Oct 2010   #2


its usually a corrupted user profile or a virus/malware infection
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21 Oct 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Can you boot into safe mode?

Safe Mode
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21 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600

Try Ctl\Alt\Del. In task manager, check the processes tab and check to see if explorer.exe is a running process. If it's not, click on the applications tab. At the bottom click "new task". Type in "explorer.exe" without the quotes and click ok/enter
See if your task bar appears.
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