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explorer.exe drive not ready- please help

yesterday i restarted my computer and the explorer.exe is not loading
that means that i cant see any of my desktop icons or the menu bar
i am working from the taskmanager cause i dont wana format my pc,cause i have some usefull information that i was downlaoding via bittorent that havnt been downloadet yet.
i tried to repair it using the windows xp sp 2 CD
but it didnt work.
also using the new task i could use some programs
but thats not the same
cause i cant open any folder or anything else.
please help.

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Possible cause of the problem

In reply to: explorer.exe drive not ready- please help

have you run any programs that disable start up programs cuz if so you may have told your computer to disable explorer.exe from start up. If so just try to open that program or find a way to open explorer and set it to start back at start up. Although if Windows XP needs certain programs at start up in my expeirience it over rides what you tell it to do. So sorry to say it but you might have to do a fresh instal. As for not losing the files conect your hard drive to another computer if possible as a second drive and copy them to that persons hard drive or burn them to a cd/dvd. Then simpaly reformat your computer after reinstaling your hard drive. I hope this helps

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thanks for the advice

In reply to: Possible cause of the problem

thanks for the advice
yes i have tried to load explorer.exe
but it failed
i was thinking not to really make a fresh format
i`ve done some formats before and i`ve not losed anything
but if that dont work to i am about to do a fresh one(from the bios)
but its okay, from the task manager i can good transfer files with copy and paste.
i am only waiting to transfer some files that i have the left on bittorent and format it, thanks
and for the others that have any idea how i can fix this problem without any formating
again please help.

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In reply to: thanks for the advice

That may be the problem.

You didn't say what these files were you were downloading, but too often we see in these forums the damage such P2P file sharing utilities can cause when people come across a virus infected file, and they have no method to scan such files before opening them to search out such malware.


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well it could be!

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yes now that you`ve said that i think that i think that too!
cause i have the nod32 and it asked me to terminate some things but i ignored them.
but also if there where the problems,it would be okay
i found so much software,games,and videos
important things that i ever wanted to have!

but i dont really thing that something like a troyan would do that kind of things, i really am more thinking about vista inspirant 2
that i installed, what are you`re meanings about it?

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Software, games and videos.

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Here's the problem.

These bittorrent utilities are, too often, used to download copyrighted content, eg games, software, videos, music, that is otherwise commercially available and is not free. This is called Piracy, and is illegal in most countries.

Because of what you say I make the assumption that these software, games and videos you have downloaded are subject to copyright. Forum Policies forbid us to help where illegal activities are undertaken and I believe you have transgressed these policies.

Therefore I am locking this and your other discussion. If you feel I am mistaken, please feel free to contact me through my profile.

I would strongly suggest you take notice of your Nod32 anti-virus and start removing al of that malware from your system.


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