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    Red face explore.exe failure

    "XP home after log, I get wallpaper, no taskbar, no icons, no start button, and CTL-ESC does NOT bring up start menu..."

    where can I download a repair/backup file for explorer.exe. I was being stubborn and din't create a backup copy when changing my start button and some other text.

    I even tried going around this problem by ctrl+alt+del, File-> New Task... -> Browse...

    and getting to System Restore, and restored to an earlier point, and the problem was still there, so I must get a copy from the internet for Windows XP Home Edition. I donot have the installation CD.

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    You may have the Windows cab files somewhere on your system.
    Many installations, put all the install files there somewhere. For instance,
    my win98 system has them in C:\windows\options\cabs. XP has a
    better restore capability that previous systems, so you probably have what you
    need right there. Otherwise, maybe a friend has the file...
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    I have the CD in my car (too lazy to go down right now), but why don't you replace the whole shell since you're f*ed anyways now. Download blackbox, litestep or another shell replacement program. If you don't want to do that, and if nobody has the original/clean explorer.exe file, i'll send it to you later on.
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    Re: explore.exe failure

    Originally posted here by Ghost_Shell
    "XP home after log, I get wallpaper, no taskbar, no icons, no start button, and CTL-ESC does NOT bring up start menu..."

    where can I download a repair/backup file for explorer.exe. I was being stubborn and din't create a backup copy when changing my start button and some other text.

    I even tried going around this problem by ctrl+alt+del, File-> New Task... -> Browse...

    and getting to System Restore, and restored to an earlier point, and the problem was still there, so I must get a copy from the internet for Windows XP Home Edition. I donot have the installation CD.
    If you don't have the installation CD does that mean this is a pirated installation?

    How do you know the problem is explorer.exe?

    Have you tried safe mode?

    Steve
    IT, e-commerce, Retail, Programme & Project Management, EPoS, Supply Chain and Logistic Services. Yorkshire. http://www.bigi.uk.com

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    If you don't have the installation CD does that mean this is a pirated installation?
    Doesn't have to be, i didnt get any OS CD with my PC, i got those ONE Restore CD which didn't work for sh*t.
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