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Windows 7: Windows explorer not responding on startup

29 Oct 2013   #11

Windows 10 Pro

It sounds like to me an infection did this to your pc.

I would try to first use a system restore point to before this occurred. Use option 2 in this guide since you cannot boot into windows that well:
System Restore

If this fails,

Try a Repair Install. This way you will not lose your data.

Once again, another important reason to have your data backed up:

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Backup User and System Files

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29 Oct 2013   #12

Win7 Ultimate X64

^^^ agreed, you should be able to boot from your install media either your original install disk or a bootable usb flash you can create
this will enable you to boot into windows recovery environment which will give you the options above, i would try system restore first followed by a repair install and then only if all else fails a re-install

Just incase you dont have a win7 install dvd you can download the appropriate win 7 iso from here Windows 7 Direct Download Links
and use this tool to create a bootable installer on a flash drive Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

note* when downloading iso files be sure you select the correct version of windows to match your licence key
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