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Hello,

I am having same problem with windows xp no icons no taskbar ...I can go into task manager and end process explorer.exe and everything comes back and it works fine tryed recreating string in registery winlogon shell value explorer.exe still did not resolve issue

HKLM\Software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon
the Shell value must be Reg_SZ and have value="explorer.exe"

tried to delete old one and recreate a new one still noluck.

tried renaming explorer.exe to explorer1.exe
still did not work....

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Please follow these steps to get your icons back:

reboot your computer in the Safe mode with command prompt.

Once Windows loaded, command prompt (black window) opens. Type notepad and press Enter.

A notepad window opens. Type the following text into notepad:

[Version]
Signature="$Chicago$"
Provider=Myantispyware.com

[DefaultInstall]
AddReg=regsec

[regsec]
HKCU, Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System,DisableRegistryTools,0x00000020,0
HKLM, Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon,Shell,0x00000020,"Explorer.exe"

Save this as fix.inf to your Desktop (remember to select Save as file type: All files in Notepad). Close Notepad.

In the command prompt type Explorer.exe and Press Enter. Windows Explorer opens. Locate the fix.inf, click right button and select Install. Close Windows Explorer.

In the command prompt type shutdown -r and press Enter. Your computer will be rebooted.
ok will not boot in safe mode with command prompt

I can email a picture of how far it gets....
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I must log off.
Will catch you in the morning.
Hang in there.
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it gets to \windows\system32\drivers\avgidshx.sys and then freezes....
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Avgidshx.sys problems occur when important operating system files become misconfigured, deleted or damaged. This is a common problem with computers that don't get maintained regularly. Eventually the system becomes overloaded with problems and begins to crash and display errors.

I suggest you attempt a system repair.

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