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Windows 7: Help! I have lost explorer.exe

07 Oct 2011   #1
2010MegaScooter

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
MilesAhead

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
2010MegaScooter

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
Imperfect1

 
 

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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04 Aug 2017   #5
traumax

Windows 10
 
 
Explorer.exe

I cannot get Explorer.exe to stay in Task Manager. It keeps disappearing.
Networks are no longer displayed & the icon in the task bar has gone.
Have tried many methods advised on Google with no success.
Can any one please advise me what to do here?
Thanks
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06 Aug 2017   #6
ringel05

Multiple Windows 7 and Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by traumax View Post
I cannot get Explorer.exe to stay in Task Manager. It keeps disappearing.
Networks are no longer displayed & the icon in the task bar has gone.
Have tried many methods advised on Google with no success.
Can any one please advise me what to do here?
Thanks
Did you delete or completely block Cortana from running? If you did and didn't add StartisBack or Classic Shell then that could be your problem.
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07 Aug 2017   #7
Bethany Lee

Windows 10
 
 

i would suggest that you repair it with the Windows 7 DVD. Insert the DVD and restart the system, boot into the DVD and wait for Windows to load files.
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07 Aug 2017   #8
traumax

Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ringel05 View Post
Did you delete or completely block Cortana from running? If you did and didn't add StartisBack or Classic Shell then that could be your problem.
Cortana is running normally
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07 Aug 2017   #9
traumax

Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bethany Lee View Post
i would suggest that you repair it with the Windows 7 DVD. Insert the DVD and restart the system, boot into the DVD and wait for Windows to load files.

Wont this wipe out all my data?
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07 Aug 2017   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Take a look at this tutorial which explains the use of a repair install

Repair Install - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hopefully It should explain your options
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