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AnAnonymousNickname Posts 6 Registration date Wednesday March 19, 2014 Status Member Last seen March 20, 2014 - Mar 19, 2014 at 03:55 AM
Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 - Mar 21, 2014 at 05:26 AM
explorer.exe not working, no desktop items or items in bottom panel. please help

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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,233
Mar 19, 2014 at 05:25 AM
What is your operating system?
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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,233
Mar 20, 2014 at 07:15 AM
If you boot in safe mode, do you experience the same issue?
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AnAnonymousNickname Posts 6 Registration date Wednesday March 19, 2014 Status Member Last seen March 20, 2014
Mar 19, 2014 at 09:51 PM
Windows 8?
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AnAnonymousNickname Posts 6 Registration date Wednesday March 19, 2014 Status Member Last seen March 20, 2014
Mar 20, 2014 at 03:55 PM
It won't let me start in safe mode, I have an Acer Aspire ZS600, it comes up with the first screen acer where I try pressing f8, but nothing happens it continues to load into the windows login screen, then when I log on, it goes into the Windows 8 page, where I can only select Desktop, so I click on desktop, and none of my desktop items appear and none of the icons on the task bar appear on the left, just the ones on the right, but as soon as I scroll my mouse over the taskbar, the mouse pointer changes into the loading circle and I'm only able to right click on the desktop as if there was no problem, I'm only able to use applications like chrome by opening the task manager and starting a new task i.e "chrome.exe", but it won't let me load "explorer.exe" and none of my folders will open up, it just loads then nothing happens. Is there anyway I can start in safe mode from task manager?
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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,233
Mar 20, 2014 at 04:31 PM
In the task manager, try a new task with explorer.exe
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AnAnonymousNickname Posts 6 Registration date Wednesday March 19, 2014 Status Member Last seen March 20, 2014
Mar 20, 2014 at 09:05 PM
I go into task manager, Run New Task> explorer.exe {run as admin), it enters it but nothing happens :(
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AnAnonymousNickname Posts 6 Registration date Wednesday March 19, 2014 Status Member Last seen March 20, 2014
Mar 20, 2014 at 09:06 PM
in Task manager, no explorer.exe comes up under processes, but in details it comes up as a folder
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AnAnonymousNickname Posts 6 Registration date Wednesday March 19, 2014 Status Member Last seen March 20, 2014
Mar 20, 2014 at 09:27 PM
ok so I went to run new task and typed in "msconfig" then did a safe mode reboot off that" what should I do from here?
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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,233
Mar 21, 2014 at 05:26 AM
Go to your control panel, click on the system properties window click on system protection tab.

Click on system restore. Choose a restore point before the issue occured

Good luck
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