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Windows 7: Explorer never runs


11 Aug 2009   #1

XP / 7
 
 
Explorer never runs

Basically, whenever I boot up Windows 7, explorer says it must be closed down. So when I rerun it through Task Manager, it gives me the same crappy error + it want's the software that opened it to close. I thought it was the data execution thing that was causing this, so i managed to reach that and added explorer.exe to the list, which yielded no result. Whats going on here? Im running (if i can remember) version 7100 of the RC on my 32-bit system. I can't install any other OS via disk because my CD-DVD drives are in disarray. I even tried to install the Windows 7 iso via Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120% but during setup I get an error each and everytime. Anyone?

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11 Aug 2009   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Welcome to the forums.

Sound like you are having drivers problems, or you got a bad RC. If you can get online go to the Microsoft Download center and download a clean copy of the RC (free until 20 August, and you will get a key code with the download), then burn it at a slower rate then you did your first disk (around 2 to 6 times vice a faster speed).
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11 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I would do a repair install...if you still have the installation media, you can pull of starting setup.exe from the DVD from task manager
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11 Aug 2009   #4

XP / 7
 
 

Thing is, I can't use my DVD drive so the burnt disk can't be utilized. Originally, I had used Daemon Tools to create a virtual drive and mounted the ISO. From there the setup copied neccesary files onto the hard drive so I wouldn't need the disk. Now, I get errors when I try this. I tried this Vista (backed up disk on diff. computer and sent via network) but the same thing would happen. Should I backup my XP disk and try again?
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11 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jetbomb View Post
Thing is, I can't use my DVD drive so the burnt disk can't be utilized. Originally, I had used Daemon Tools to create a virtual drive and mounted the ISO. From there the setup copied neccesary files onto the hard drive so I wouldn't need the disk. Now, I get errors when I try this. I tried this Vista (backed up disk on diff. computer and sent via network) but the same thing would happen. Should I backup my XP disk and try again?
hm...got a 4GB flash drive?
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12 Aug 2009   #6

XP / 7
 
 

Nah. This sucks. What if I were to replace my explorer.exe with another copy; would that do anything? Also, is there any type of repair I could do without the disk?
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