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Windows 7: my pc runs but dosent start anything

12 Apr 2011   #1
Rallen12

windows 7
 
 
my pc runs but dosent start anything

my pc starts but nothing starts not even the wallpaper nor the toolbar i can move the mouse and click crtl Lshift and del to start task manager but when i try to use explorer it says cant find , but i can start any other exe from there my antivirus dosent find any virus and occasionally my screen gets a blue error screen


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12 Apr 2011   #2
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Would it be possible for you to run a Linux live cd to see if explorer.exe is still in the system 32 folder?
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12 Apr 2011   #3
Rallen12

windows 7
 
 

i dont have a linux cd
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12 Apr 2011   #4
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Do you have a working computer with a CD drive? (if no cd drive, you can use a memory stick, but that's harder).
Google 'puppy linux'. Download the iso file (don't worry, it's a pretty small file). Burn the iso to a blank cd. Boot up the computer eighths disc in tray. Browse the C drive for explorer.exe in the system 32 folder.
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12 Apr 2011   #5
cody471

Windows 7
 
 

Make sure your hardware are properly connected,and check you BIOS if you are running your graphic card as primary display adapter.

Since when is it happening?

If your pc was good earler,try doin a system restore...else if reinstalling windows would be a better option.
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12 Apr 2011   #6
Rallen12

windows 7
 
 

can i do it with task manager?
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12 Apr 2011   #7
cody471

Windows 7
 
 

No
In order to check your BIOS you need to restart pc and quickly press f2
Google it for more info on how to use BIOS..coz a simple change in value could stop your pc to function properly.
better safe than sorry ...so id say get some info on how to use bios
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12 Apr 2011   #8
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

If you open the Taskmanager and go to C:\windows\ do you see Explorer.exe there?
If not check out this HowTo:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

-DG
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12 Apr 2011   #9
Rallen12

windows 7
 
 

i tried to open cmd but it just asks what program should i open it with
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12 Apr 2011   #10
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Either go to c:\Windows\System32 and start CMD.EXE and do a sfc /scannow
or follow this tut (option 1 of the howto I gave you earlier)

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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