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Windows 7: HELP! Laptop won't work! Explorer.exe Error of the worst kind!

18 Dec 2014   #1
Johnstir

Windows 7 Professional *Presumably 64-bit
 
 
HELP! Laptop won't work! Explorer.exe Error of the worst kind!

The thread title explains it in a nutshell, but HERE'S where I will tell the other info, The error only comes up when I try to login, it acts like I am not an admin anymore, despite the fact that I am the only user, Can't detect any system restore points, AND IT'S BEEN LIKE THIS FOR DAYS!!! Did I mention it won't show anything that is on the desktop or even the desktop itself, and the fact that THIS WAS MAKING ME GO CRAZY!?!?!?


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18 Dec 2014   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Can you actually log in to Windows? If so, do this:

1. Click Start
2. In the search box, type cmd
3. In the list that appears, right-click on cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator
4. In the command window that opens, type sfc /scannow and hit enter.

Report the output from the command window once it finishes.
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18 Dec 2014   #3
Johnstir

Windows 7 Professional *Presumably 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Can you actually log in to Windows? If so, do this:

1. Click Start
2. In the search box, type cmd
3. In the list that appears, right-click on cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator
4. In the command window that opens, type sfc /scannow and hit enter.

Report the output from the command window once it finishes.
I'm sorry, but I said that it forgot that I am the System Admin, so thus, whenever I try to use sfc, I get the "You must be an Administrator to use that" Message!
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19 Dec 2014   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Try this:
Startup Repair
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19 Dec 2014   #5
Johnstir

Windows 7 Professional *Presumably 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Try this:
Startup Repair
Is it the Startup Repair that comes with Windows? If so, I think it's already runnin' (PC Decided to BSOD last night, hoping it fixes itself, should take about 2 days) Might still be a good idea to keep this thread runnin' just in case it doesn't fix the issue
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20 Dec 2014   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

For the BSOD:

1. Download the DM Log Collector application to your desktop by clicking the link below

DM Log Collector.exe

2. Run it by double-clicking the icon on your desktop, and follow the prompts.
3. Locate the .ZIP file that is created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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