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Windows 7: Help! I have lost explorer.exe

07 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
Help! I have lost explorer.exe

It does not start up at start-up and I tried Task-manager then tried run and then explorer.exe and it does not work.. I typed chrome and thats how I got here..

How do I restore this.. ?

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07 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I would try this:
Advanced Boot Options

Select the option that says Last Known Good

If it wont' do that try this:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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08 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Thanks, I actually thought of this right after I posted.. Thanks for reassurance I did right thing.
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08 Oct 2011   #4

 
 

You might also have been able to restore it this way:

Open Task Manager, go to Processes, highlight 'explorer.exe' and click on End Process. Then, go back into Task Manager, and in File section, select New Task (Run). Type explorer.exe (or C:\Windows\explorer.exe) in the Run box (it may be there already). Below the command, it should say: This task will be run with Administrator privileges. Click Okay.
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