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Windows 7: Explorer.exe Application Error

08 Apr 2015   #1
Marci

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Explorer.exe Application Error

Hi.

(Sorry if this is in the wrong category.)

Just today, I downloaded a Windows update(it said I had like 150+ things to install, so I did) Well, that's where my problem began. Once I did that, I turned my laptop on and right after I type my password in and click enter, I had an "explorer.exe" error pop up saying that the memory could not be read. The WHOLE screen is black, only my cursor was there. I couldn't see my desktop, taskbar, nothing. I could do CTRL+ALT+DEL to get into the task manager though.

I have read literally EVERYTHING I could find on the internet, and nothing has solved my problem. It's quite tricky because most of what I have read has told me to boot in safe mode, safe mode with networking, and safe mode with command prompt, all to no avail. When I try, the same error pops up there too.

I started up my computer and did F8 to get to the system repair, which also did not work. It said there was nothing wrong with it.

I tried multiple system restore points, all which did not work. I got an error for all of them saying this:

System Restore failed to extract the original copy of the directory from the restore point.
Source: %SystemRoot%\Registration
Destination: ComPlusStaging


I have tried to do the SFC /SCANNOW which said that there was nothing wrong with my computer.

I'm completely out of ideas on how to fix this and I would really appreciate the help.

Thanks in advance!


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10 Apr 2015   #2
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

In that case, reinstall Windows from scratch. Boot from the DVD and select Custom installation. Your files will be kept in a Windows.old folder,but programs,drivers must be installed again and settings must be set again. After moving your photos,music,videos,documents from Windows.old to the respective library,delete Windows.old.
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