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Old 10-07-2008
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explorer.exe does not run on startup

I am using Windows Vista from a year now, there was not any problem until last week. Since then whenever I boot up my computer, it starts normally but it needs to load explorer.exe, it gets completely freezed. After a minute my mouse and keys starts working but I don?t get the desktop.

Hence I need to press Ctrl+Alt+ Del manually, need to open task manager and run the process explorer.exe manually. I need to do this every time I start my computer. Explorer.exe is just unable to load on its own. Any advice ?

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Well this can be fixed by a little registry tweak. If you are well aware of registries than follow this procedure:
  • Go to Start, type regedit and press enter.
  • Now navigate to the following location:
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    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  • Here in the right pane, you will find a Shell Entry. Just double click the same and replace it content with ?explorer.exe?.
  • Click OK and exit registry.

Now restart the computer and see if it is fixed.
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Old 15-09-2008
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Thanks mate been running it like that forever. Didn't want to reinstall vista cause it takes to long. i hope your steps work for me too. Gonna try this out
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Re: explorer.exe does not run on startup

This problem mostly happen from user profile fail. To resolve this

DO THE FOLLOW:
ALT+CTRL+DEL -> TASK MANAGER -> FILE -> NEW TASK -> EXPLORER

then creat new user account and transfer all data to the new user and delete old user profile.
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