explorer.exe missing

June 14, 2009 at 08:06:33
Specs: Win xp
i have the os CD and i was wondering if there are files on there that i an just transfer over instead of deleting everything and loosing all of my files

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#1
June 14, 2009 at 08:18:15
Try this first:

From a command prompt;
sfc /scannow

If above doesn't work let me know there is another way via recovery console. This is better way as it will replace all other malware infected system files.

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#2
June 14, 2009 at 08:35:21
it doesnt work black box comes up then disappears

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#3
June 14, 2009 at 08:46:42
What does registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\SourcePath say?
Also from command prompt run:
chkdsk C:/f

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#4
June 14, 2009 at 08:56:57
i get up all the way to setup in the registry editor but theres not a sourcepath

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#5
June 14, 2009 at 09:05:19
ooo it says for chkdsk
"the type of the file system is ntfs.
cannot lock current drve.

chkdsk cannot run becasue the volume is in use by anouther process. would uyou like to scheduale this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (y/n) _


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#6
June 14, 2009 at 09:15:18
Press Y. Then Restart and wait for chkdsk to finish. Then reboot and Go to recovery console type:
expand E:\I386\explorer.ex_ %systemroot%\explorer.exe

Where E:\ is you drive with windows installation CD.

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#7
June 14, 2009 at 09:28:44
i typed yes restarted and then what do i do if u dont mind going into a little bit more detal cause im not sure were to type some of the things u said to do

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#8
June 14, 2009 at 09:51:10
Did chkdsk automatically run after restart? If chkdsk ran sucessfully follow:

To start the Recovery Console directly from the Windows XP CD you would do the following:

1. Insert the Windows XP cd in your computer.

2. Restart your computer so you are booting off of the CD.

3. When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press the R button on your keyboard to start the Recovery Console.

4. The Recovery Console will start and ask you which Windows installation you would like to log on to. If you have multiple Windows installations, it will list each one, and you would enter the number associated with the installation you would like to work on and press enter. If you have just one Windows installation, type 1 and press enter.

5. It will then prompt you for the Administrator's password. If there is no password, simply press enter. Otherwise type in the password and then press enter. If you do not know your password then see this.

6. If you entered the correct password you will now be presented with a C:\Windows> prompt and you can start using the Recovery Console.

At that prompt type:

expand E:\I386\explorer.ex_ %systemroot%\explorer.exe

Where E:\ is you drive letter with windows installation CD.

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#9
June 14, 2009 at 10:15:39
Refer to : http://pcsupport.about.com/od/terms...

type "map arc" It will show you all the drives and their letters.

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#10
June 14, 2009 at 10:19:01
sadly as i just find out the cd is an older version of windows than what i have on my computer

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#11
June 14, 2009 at 10:42:03
What is going on with your system? How did you delete your explorer.exe?

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#12
June 14, 2009 at 10:44:00
i downloaded a keygen and it was corrupted

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