Explorer.exe not found . Not start menu or desktop icons

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kameronj Posts 10 Registration date Saturday February 21, 2015 Status Member Last seen February 23, 2015 - Feb 21, 2015 at 08:35 PM
kameronj Posts 10 Registration date Saturday February 21, 2015 Status Member Last seen February 23, 2015 - Feb 23, 2015 at 03:34 PM
Hello,

Im having troubles with my lenovo thinkpad r series i dont have any desktop icons nor a startcmenu just a desktop back ground . i can start task manager and do stuff but when i try to run explorer.exe its not found and taskmgr.exe not found. The message says (the ordinal 173 could not be located in the dynamic link library iertutil.dll.) Help me out please.Thanks

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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Feb 23, 2015 at 02:05 PM
Perhaps the only thing that will help is to do a "repair re-install" of Windows. I suggest you read these instructions:

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Good Luck
kameronj Posts 10 Registration date Saturday February 21, 2015 Status Member Last seen February 23, 2015
Feb 23, 2015 at 03:16 PM
Thank you for your reply i reinstalled windows everything works now but my internet it keeps saying activate the firewall but when i do that it says windows cannot start firewall/network connection sharing (ics) service)
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kameronj Posts 10 Registration date Saturday February 21, 2015 Status Member Last seen February 23, 2015
Feb 23, 2015 at 03:34 PM
I tried a couple methods and nothing worked i tried (To install Windows Firewall, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
At the command prompt, type the following command line, and then press ENTER:
Rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection Ndi-Steelhead 132 %windir%\inf\netrass.inf
Restart Windows,
Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
Netsh firewall reset
Click Start, click Run, type firewall.cpl, and then press ENTER. In the
Windows Firewall dialog box, click On (recommended), and then click OK.) .I tried some other methods also and nothing ?
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