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Windows Explorer has stopped working

by Ozwald606 / April 1, 2013 3:13 AM PDT

Every time i start up my Computer this error message pops up, and it wont stop. it'll keep repeatedly poping up non stop. and everytime it restarts the bottom bar where the start menu is and other shortcuts or 'pins' are, would change to an old model. This error is preventing me from accessing Computer, Control Panel, and mostly anything in the START menu. And this problem persist even in Safe Mode with Network. I can't even do a sfc/scannow to fix the problem cause it just says that it's unable to do the repair.

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If even safe mode doesn't work
by Jimmy Greystone / April 1, 2013 3:17 AM PDT

If even safe mode doesn't work, you're either looking at a hardware issue or software corruption so deep that your only real option is to wipe everything clean and reinstall. Since the software reinstall is free, that's where I'd recommend starting. If that doesn't resolve the issue, it'd be time to take the computer to someone to be looked at more thoroughly.

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by Ozwald606 / April 1, 2013 3:29 AM PDT

But how can i do that?
i don't got any big info or important ones in my pc that i need so i can clean out my pc without a big a issue, all i need to know is how.
and simple steps on to how to do it.

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There is a long standing issue with Explorer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 1, 2013 3:20 AM PDT

I've shown this issue on demand over the years and MSFT seems to respond with "don't do that." You can create this issue by copying a corrupt JPEG file to the desktop folder. The user account will do as you noted without fail.

Fix? You have to get into windows with another account (which is why the moderators tell folk to have spare admin accounts) and then you can clean that up. But this is just a demo of this long standing issue. No. MSFT appears to not think it's a big problem.

The other fix? Create a new user account and move to the new account. This is Microsoft's answer on how to repair a corrupt profile.

Could it be malware? Sure but I only have your post to work with. If there was malware, most folk write about scanning with the usual titles.

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by Ozwald606 / April 1, 2013 3:35 AM PDT

Well i'm pretty sure it might have something to do with my anti virus software. KASPERSKY ANTI-VIRUS Software. Sense this problem has just started last night and yesterday was the day it has expire and it hasn't began untill i restarted my pc. Before it was just working normally but then ounce i restarted it then it started going that persistently without stop. And by the looks of it, the message pop up when my internet is searchign for connection and ounce connected then the error message pops up. Ounce is say's "Restarting explorer" the bar at the bottom restarts and it just repeats itself.

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Did you try another account?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 1, 2013 3:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Alright
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by Ozwald606 / April 1, 2013 3:46 AM PDT

I don't know how to make another acc and i don't have a spare acc. If it requires that i make another acc in the START menu then i can't use it then. i can't access anything there.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 1, 2013 4:18 AM PDT
In reply to: No

This means that the preparation for today was not done. As a seasoned user you could try Control-Alt-Delete to start Task Manager then click on New Task.

To see what other commands we can issue there, I read on google but to get to the add user directly I used this in the new task box.

control userpasswords

It's odd you don't have a spare account.

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by Ozwald606 / April 1, 2013 12:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Sadly

Alright i added 'control userpasswords' to the new task box, where am i sop-post to go now?

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Press enter?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 1, 2013 3:21 PM PDT
In reply to: Alright

And then add a new user to log into next time?

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by Ozwald606 / April 1, 2013 3:48 AM PDT

i have tried to disable the connect, message keeps popping up.

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