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The next time I rebooted the computer the desktop was gone. I had a virus report from AVG and it deleted the infection but must have left the corrupted registry entry in the process. WBLSep 18, 2008, 8:35 AM press Ctrl + Shift + Escthen file new task, type regeditthen go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image Execution Options\ in this list there will be a entry explorer.exe BTW I tried many other remedies before stumbling upon this one, none of those helped.

I'm desparate!!Thanks so much!! yoellaxApr 29, 2009, 9:01 PM I was finally able to resolve this, in a way similar to what you suggested.I downloaded the xp_emegencyutil.exe from http://www.dougknox.com/, and this put regedit back on chsall92Feb 22, 2009, 10:59 PM also i made a copy of explorer.exe and when i clicked it. Thanks to all for the previous posts.

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Only the background appears on bootup. There was this entry:HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File ExecutionOptions+ explorer.exe File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\grpmnt.exeI deleted then fixed the registry entry that I previously changed andit now works. What should i do? any other solutions?

Thanks TrevorHBOct 16, 2008, 4:00 PM I have this problem too!Now the comment "Be careful regedit is dangerous" kind of scares me a bit.Secondly, having followed the instructions, found explorer.exe, right Then go to Task Manager (Alt+Ctrl+Delete)>New Task, type explorer.exe and OK. handtojohnny981Apr 18, 2009, 9:17 PM amystraz said: Here's my experience...MY PROBLEM:- System gets infected by virus - Antivirus software is installed (Norton 2009), including updates - Antivirus software runs, cleans out Desktop Not Showing Windows 7 I followed all the steps and i do not have an explorer.exe file under image file execution options.i have tried so much, checked so many different websites.i ran a chkdsk which

Becareful regedit is dangerious if you aren't paying attention, always backup keys before you play with them. and finially this site provide me the solution.... cm245Jan 4, 2009, 2:32 AM Same issue for me, and I would appreciate additional assistance. So I copied> explorer.exe to explorercopy.exe and that copy of explorer works.

Using Task manager I have run scans and cleaning tools that I have (Ad-Aware, Spybot, Spy Sweeper, AVG, Trojan remover, Malware Bytes tools, UnHackMe, CCleaner, CWSchredder, Counterspy, etc.). Desktop Icons Not Showing Windows 7 I can bring up task manager, but I CANNOT bring up regedit or a command window. So it's> actually the name explorer.exe that is the problem. I just delete the debugger key, manually start explorer.exe, see the desktop and start button appear, and the computer locks up.....I can move the mouse around, but I can't press the

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just not in normal mode.Anyway - Thanks - as I also spent 4 hours looking at the blnak desktop posts before comming across this one. thanks..It works perfectly for me....THANKS . Desktop Disappeared Windows 10 Dell Dimension E310 computer with XP Media Center. No Icons On Desktop Windows 7 Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get

You can rename the file, delete the file, etc.; the file is clearly there. - If you try to replace explorer.exe with a copy from a Windows installation CD, you still It might be another symptom of whatever infected you in the first place and caused explorer.exe to stop working. Evetually everything freezes, I restart, and again I have no desktop and no explorer.exe. i put in a windows 7 cd and it still says it solved Windows 8.1 Pro can't Find 2nd HDD even in Disk Management solved New pc can't find any drives Desktop Not Showing Windows 10

Thanks, Charlie AnonymousJan 12, 2009, 1:57 AM I use Kaspersky and I've just solved this problem on my computer. miscellenousApr 7, 2009, 8:42 PM I have followed the steps said, when i press (ctrl-shift-esc) the windows task manager window comes up. I then renamedthe copied program to the original name and that failed. The scan is at about 490 thousand scanned items at about 50min and the trojans were found about 20min into the scan I'll wait to restart my computer if anyone suggests

With Task Manager, I can start explorer.exe but it quits immediately. Desktop Icons Not Showing In Windows Xp I then renamed> the copied program to the original name and that failed. The file is located in C:\Windows.

I just can't seem to figure out how to remove the "Debugger" registry key...

So> it's not the program or association that's the problem. So I copied> explorer.exe to explorercopy.exe and that copy of explorer works. The only thing I was able to bring up was "msconfig".I've tried running windows in safe mode, but that didn't help.Can someone please help?Thanks so much!! Desktop Icons Not Showing Windows 10 Getting close to doing a clean Windows install, but I noticed this thread had current comments, so thought I would give it a try.

By removing the above said registry entry .... Can anyone tell me how to do this... ncmanJan 26, 2009, 2:06 AM Thanks AmystrazThis was the solution I needed. You can rename the file, delete the file, etc.; the file is clearly there. - If you try to replace explorer.exe with a copy from a Windows installation CD, you still

AnonymousMar 17, 2009, 10:47 PM WBL said: press Ctrl + Shift + Escthen file new task, type regeditthen go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image Execution Options\ in this list there will be a If I type in "c:\windows\regedit.exe" nothing happens. yoellaxApr 28, 2009, 3:11 AM Hi there, I'm having the same issue with my notebook running XP. Deleting the debugger clearly fixes the problem.Brillaint, you saved me a whole re-installation yoellaxApr 28, 2009, 2:49 AM Hi there,hopefully someone is still looking at this thread...I'm having the same issue

Can anyone help?> Can I change the registry to point to this copied version of explorer> that works?Just wanted to add that I renamed the winlogon shell registry entry toexplorero.exe and I tried everything you said in this forum, i went to Regedit and i can't find any explorer.exe entry or nothing like it... Try to open a scheduled tasks shortcut and find it says "Windows cannot fine 'C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe'. do I just click save and then delete the "debugger key" and quit then re-boot?It occurs to me that if I've exported explorer.exe to my documents, I should then import it

Amit studiouniversApr 4, 2009, 6:49 AM you are the man.before, i had formated 3 times because of that.perfect.thanks again! made my life Thanks you!!! You see I'm only suggesting what my instincts tell me, but a little knowledge can be very dangerous!!!!I would be grateful for a little more advise.Many thanks for any help you What could possibly be wrong withthe explorer.exe name and can I correct it?

then on the right hand side delete the "debugger" key.ADDITIONAL INFO:For the other people out there that aren't very computer savy (like myself) the "debugger" key is just a file on you are gr8 guys!