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Explorer.exe Disabled in Vista Enterprise

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pcguru

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I am using Vista Enterprise Edition. When I log on, desktop does not appear, for this to happen , i have to open task manager and run the file 'Explorer.exe'. Then desktop appears. Whats the problem.
 

Amir.php

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Try this:
a) create a shortcut to Explorer.exe on your desktop
b) right click on the shortcut and choose 'Properties' and click on the 'Shortcut' tab
c) you will see the default '%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe' in the 'Target:' field
d) change the value to: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe /n, /e, c:\
e) click OK and exit
 

6laz3r

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start regedit and check these values

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

on the right side check these strings

"Shell" should be "explorer.exe"
"Userinit" should be "c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe"

let us if this works... otherwise will find something else
 
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pcguru

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start regedit and check these values

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

on the right side check these strings

"Shell" should be "explorer.exe"
"Userinit" should be "c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe"

let us if this works... otherwise will find something else
Excellant Solution it was. Explorer.exe was in the "Shell"but along with a string C:Windows\Config\crrss.exe. I deleted that extra string and It worked well
 

6laz3r

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good to know that this resolved the issue... but be careful... that crrss.exe is a virus/malware... it's trying to pass as csrss.exe which is a windows subsystem file... better run an anti-virus scan quick before it infects something else...
 
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