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(NT) explorer.exe error

by bmit / June 12, 2005 3:37 AM PDT

I need alot of help. I tried to put on the computer this morning and recieved an error message for exporer.exe error. I clicked ok and it created the message over and over. What I did next was foolish. I deleted the explorer.exe file in safe mode thinking that I could always restore it from the recylcle bin, as you may be able to tell I'm not very computer literate. I rebooted my computer and all I have now is my wall paper with no desk top. I didn't get the error, but no icons either. I was able to get on IE to get to this forum but now I don't know what to do.

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I need a lot more information.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2005 5:04 AM PDT

Start with the bare minimum of what's in the forum Note:.


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by bmit / June 12, 2005 5:31 AM PDT

I apoligize I don't know what you mean by the forum note.

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The words in red.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2005 5:41 AM PDT
In reply to: re:

They read "Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem."

For instance, I could ask you to boot the Windows 2000 Pro CD and do the repair install, but you may have some OEM CD, a System Reinstall CD or no CD.

And the usual answer will not apply to you.

Let's start off with the bare minimum information asked from everytime you make a posting. And maybe a wee bit more.



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need more info
by bmit / June 12, 2005 5:48 AM PDT

I have windows 2000/professional, I went into my winnnt folder in safe mode and deleted explorer.exe thinking I can always go back to get it in the recylcle bin, but none of my icons are showing up, just the wallpaper. When I first turn on the computer even in when starting in safe mode it wouldn't let me get into anything with the error that was coming up.
any help that you can give me would be greatly apreciated. Thanks

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Good luck.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2005 5:50 AM PDT
In reply to: need more info

Given only what's in your post, I can only tell you to try the repair install. But I don't have your information if this fix helps you since you didn't tell much about your PC, your Windows 2000 CD or much else.

Best of luck.


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by bmit / June 12, 2005 6:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Good luck.

Sorry about the lack of info. I don't have any disks, this was a computer that I bought from a company that I used to work for, but they didn't give my any of the disks thay loaded on to the computer. Again I'm sorry about the lack of info I'm pretty dense sometimes. I just looked up and relized what red letters you were refering to.

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No CD means go get the CD.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2005 7:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry

Without the OS CD (and license) it's like changing the tire with no spare.

At least Windows 2000 is still being sold.


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