The Windows Explorer window appears. You can test the memory by running Windows Memory Diagnostic that can be downloaded from If problems are found check the steps below. Can this issue be resolved without drastic measures? Symptoms: When I boot my pc, it comes up fine, with all the regular icons on the desktop and programs appear to be running, but then my desktop icons, and all files I might be trying to click on close down in a flash. Prime95 is used to put your system at full load. It booted up pretty quickly, until it got to the step where it starts explorer. Try downloading Avast free antivirus and running a thorough scan. I tried using a different account and got the same problem.
So should i really disable them? If it does not work you may have a slightly different one. On the screenshot it says that i have to register a free account to disinfect my computer. I ran scans and cleaning last night before shutting down for the night. Upon reboot still no explorer. Any thoughts, or suggestions welcome! Let us know if you need further assistance.
It will simply roll back the registry and system files to a particular date. That's as far as I want to go because I don't know where to go in regedit to find the culpret infected file to delete it. I have to start it manually by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del and Taskmanager - new task - explorer. I have read as many posts about this problem as I can find but none seem to help with my issue. Hi All There are a lot of helpful suggestions here but i'm not sure which is the right one for me? We tried a number of things last night to get the icons back: Ctrl+alt+del, attempting to run explorer. I have to start it from the new task or command prompt of course. I would like to remember which folder that was but I dont.
After turning it off, i disconnected the drives though, so i can't see them anymore. That is a strong indication of malware on your system! Yes, try this step now. I am going to sleep good tonight. Disabling almost all of my services may speed up my computer, but i don't think it will make explorer start faster. Will get him to try the start menu approach too, hadn't thought of that. I ran a system restore thru msconfig and recieved notice that it was unable to restore.
Could you guys help me make a file that makes those drives visible again? If none of this helped it is time to hit the logs and situation is an uncommon one. The location will vary by your computers make and model. The first restore point is from 27th august. I'm going to wait until tomorrow to purge the restore points and create a new one. I've seen the killbox successfully delete things even when it produced error messages like that, so I can't rule it out anyway.
I guess he now has to get the dll from the website you mentioned and put in in the Sys32 folder? But you could be quite right in your assesment. The first because it was one of the malicious entries. Remembering to ground yourself by placing the back of your hand on the Power Supply Unit and not moving your feet. Thank you, Jax Hello JaxNative Norton could be the cause of your System Restore problem If System Restore does not help, there could be a problem with your explorer. Ok sound long story short, my explorer. .
Anyway, I just thought I'd let you know that someone else out there had the same problem around the same time you did, so it's my guess that you got the same virus that infected my computer. It can also be caused by Viral Activity Download HijackThis and run it and then go to the site below to analyze it to find out if you are infected or post the results here. The issue isn't consistent either. I'm pretty sure that the reason for the slow start is the mapped network drives because when i started the computer at school and they got added automatically, it started slow. By the way, did you ask the admins at school if they have a way to fix the timeout problem? Then i don't need them visible again. About the link u posted above.
Will try this when I return. I'm now running the custom test fro System Locks Up and so far no problems foiund. If you can't get that to work, try actually hitting cntrl+ alt + delete together and see if the icons come back. Last night I tried to copy the windows cd to a new blank cd and add userinit. My daughter had maaanny malware and one I suspected made the change.