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Windows 7: explorer.exe will not start error 0xc0000022

16 May 2012   #1
mason2000

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
explorer.exe will not start error 0xc0000022

After installing the May updates on Windows 7, explorer.exe will not start. I successfully performed a restore and found that the culprit was KB2659262. All other updates are installed and the reboot has occurred. When I install the aforementioned update, explorer.exe will not start at all, whether in normal mode or safe mode.

The error states:

explorer.exe - application error

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). Click OK to close the application.

When I click OK, i just have a black screen. I can get the task manager going by hitting control, alt, delete. I've tried to start explorer.exe from the file menu, but get the same error.

Help?


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16 May 2012   #2
mason2000

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

if it matters, i'm on a dell inspiron 1525. thanks for any help anyone can give me.
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17 May 2012   #3
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Welcome to the forum Mason
Did you try to check for viruses also for malware?
Did you run the SFC /SCSNNOW?:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
OR did you try a STARTUP REPAIR?:

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
Try to do those things and poste back your results.
Good luck
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17 May 2012   #4
mason2000

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I did try a start up repair and it said that it could not repair the problem. I rebooted and tried the scannow thing, and it said another repair was in process and I had to reboot, which I did again. Same result. Now I am doing a restore. Once that is done, I will try scannow again after installing the update.
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17 May 2012   #5
mason2000

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

After restoring and reinstalling the update, I went straight to the sfc /scannow thing. I got the same message about an update requiring a reboot.
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18 May 2012   #6
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

You said that the culprit was KB2659262.
Try the following:
Open control panel-->click programs & features--> Go to left side panel--> tick installed updates, in the menu,search for KB2659262 if it's there right click and uninstall.
Reboot the computer and see if u can use explorer.exe
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18 May 2012   #7
mason2000

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I can't get to control panel with the update installed because windows explorer is corrupted. My only option is to do a system restore to just before that update, which removes it. When I do that, the computer works fine with the exception of not being able to shut down because that update will install.
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18 May 2012   #8
mason2000

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

If I misunderstood, forgive me. I'm not the most computer literate person.
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18 May 2012   #9
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Make a restore, go to Windows update,at the left panel tick change settings and select Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them then press OK.
Reboot your system and see what's happen.
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18 May 2012   #10
mason2000

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks. I did that, and when I reboot it works fine. However I can't shut down or the update will install, and when it does, explorer will not start after reboot.
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