Herman Kellerman wrote:
> 1. Yes it occur in safe mode as well.
> 2. I could manage to run anti-spyware and anti-virus software with no
> 3. I've tried Last Good Known Configuration as well as Vista Repair.
> 4. I've deleted all cookies and explorer histories.
> 5. Cannot get into the recycle bin to clean it!
> 6. It is the first time that this appear - PC is about 6 months old.
> I think of do a clean re-boot - normally it is as good as cleaning out
> your garage from time to time!
It is not normally necessary to reinstall Windows if you regularly maintain
your system. Of course, in your situation you may not have a choice. You
still haven't answered my questions thoroughly - for instance just saying
you've run "anti-spyware and anti-virus software" without telling me which
ones doesn't really prove your computer is clean. However, let's assume it
is and since we could go back and forth all day with me asking for details
and you giving a tiny bit of what's necessary and that's unattractive to
me, try this instead:
From MVP Rick Rogers (done while explorer.exe can't run):
The shell entry may be damaged in the registry. From Task Manager, click
'new task' on the applications tab. Type regedit and click ok. Agree to the
UAC prompt, then expand the branches to reach this one:
Click on the Winlogon key, then on the right find the "shell" string. Double
click it, change the value data to read "explorer.exe" (without the quotes)
and click ok. Then close the registry editor and restart the system by
entering another new task as 'shutdown /r'.
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