Quote: Originally Posted by Brink
You will need to take ownership of the explorer.exe file again with your account, uncheck all of the "Allow" options except the default "Read" and "Read & Execute" for your account, then change the owner back to "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller".
Hope this helps,
Well, I took ownership of the explorer.exe file again but I somehow denied myself permission for it to even load and run. Fatal error. Windows will boot to the log in screen but after logging on the screen goes black. Tried it on both accounts, same thing. I ran a system image restore but unfortunately, the latest image backup was just done only hours before so it did nothing. I tried safe mode, nothing. System restore from the boot disc, nothing. Repair computer from F8 boot, nothing. I'm going to have to: a) do a clean install, which I know will work, or: b)do an upgrade install which could go either way. I don't know, maybe I'll boot to a command prompt and try running SFC, although, I don't know how that will fix the now corrupted permissions in the explorer.exe file.