explorer.exe wont run automatically

November 21, 2005 at 17:27:11
Specs: winxp sp1, 256mb

hi folks,
i have a problem with my windows xp os. my explorer.exe wont automatically load or run. i need to run it manually in order my desktop and toolbars will appears.

any ideas?
thanks !

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November 21, 2005 at 17:45:27

Open up c:\windows\system.ini with Notepad.
find a line under the {Boot} group) that says:
It should say:
If it isn't there, add it.

I'm kinda curious as to how you started Explorer.exe without a desktop.

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November 21, 2005 at 17:47:04

I hope the above works with winXP. It does with Win9X.

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November 21, 2005 at 19:19:25

there's no line like Shell= in my system.ini file.
do i need to insert it?
heres my system.ini look like:
; for 16-bit app support

to run explorer:
ctrl+alt+del > File > New task>type:explorer.


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November 22, 2005 at 08:33:00

hakunamatata, Go to the link below and scroll down to line 195(right column) and download the "Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar" .vbs file. Save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double
click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.
"NOTE: If your anti-virus software warns you of a "malicious" script, this is normal if you have "Script Safe" or similar technology enabled. These scripts are not malicious, but they do make changes to the System Registry".

Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar Fix

It's worth a try.


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November 22, 2005 at 11:46:25

hakunamatata, follow Tufenuf's advice. It looks like my suggestion is not applicable to WinXP.

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November 24, 2005 at 19:00:09

problem still exist. everytime i will restart my pc it will display my desktop/toolbars and after few seconds only it will suddenly disappeared including toolbars.all i can see is only my Background. I do right click , ctrl+alt+del to to logoff. evenif i will press the windows logo key it wont show my toolbars. what is my remedy on this is that i did ctrl+alt+del >File>New>explorer run explorer.exe. now, how could i avoid this thing to do everyday.?
any ideas?

hakuna matata

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