No Startup

April 6, 2009 at 02:12:56
Specs: Windows XP Service Pack 2, 3.2GHz, 1.43 GB Ram
Hi I have the same problem as below- I followed Trevor's advice and explorer is set in the shell registry- still explorer does not start on startup. Any other advise? charl

ok this is the prob, i start my comp and everything goes fine but explorer wont start
so i have to ctrl+alt_del, task manager-new task-explorer

everything else works fine...


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Response Number 1
0Name: Trevor
Date: January 6, 2002 at 17:28:15 Pacific
First of all, I am assuming you are talking about explorer.exe (Your GUI environment), NOT Internet Explorer. Ignore this if I am incorrect in my assumption.

If you are a proficient computer user that feels confident enough to view/change registry settings, you may want to look and see if the following registry key is set to explorer.exe

The key can be found in registry at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\Shell

If it is not set as Explorer.exe, this may be your problem.

Hope this helps,

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April 6, 2009 at 05:19:44
This page has alot of XP fixes
Some require the download of a VBS file.
So, read at the top of that page--
"How to use the VBS files"

Then go to line 195, then click item in right hand column.
The information I have about registry is
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Name ab Shell Type REG_SZ Data Explorer.exe

Just single click on the Winlogon folder, then in the right hand pane there should be shown explorer.exe
There is no "Shell" folder.

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April 15, 2009 at 02:19:15
Hi again

Thank you for the response. I've done all you suggested but still no luck. I checked the registry and it does read as you said it should. When I check task manager I can see that Explorer.exe does not start- you have to start it manually. Any further suggestions?

Thank you.

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