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Windows 7: explorer.exe Loops Windows 7 Safe Mode

23 Jun 2013   #1
Sourcing

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 
explorer.exe Loops Windows 7 Safe Mode

Hi guys,

Tried a few fixes online but they all fail.

I can't run sfc because I just can't run CMD in administrator mode from right clicking. Before I have the chance to do that, explorer crashes. To use a program i need to kill explorer from task manager and even then my desktop just won't load.

This happens in safe mode too. I have MSE and it scanned and there was no virus found.

Really and truly I just want to dump some files from my HDD and I would do a full clean installation but I don't have access to another computer so I can't unplug my HDD and retrieve the files that way.

Any ideas.

thanks in advance

Sourcing


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23 Jun 2013   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

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