Black Screen and System32 Folder on Startup

By eclipse245
May 20, 2008
  1. Hey folks,

    So I don't know why, but today I started up my PC, and there's nothing but a black screen and a system32 folder...I can run all programs...but I don't see taskbar or desktop or icons...just the folder.

    Also....when I startup...I noticed that explorer.exe is I end it...and the system32 folder shuts down....then i go to task manager "File>New Task" and type in explorer.exe....and everything appears and works fine....any idea why I startup with a black screen and nothing shows up though??


  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. eclipse245

    eclipse245 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    so possibly tell me what Restore Tray icons does, and when I should install/use it?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    It's a reg file that may get your taskbar back (with its icons)

    The Explorer folder popup is probably to do with a Startup entry, you can use this program to uncheck any unwanted startups.

    The Explorer gina fault may be related to spyware as well. You may want to do a full scan of your AntiVirus and this Spyware program.

    The Repair Vista, is sometimes the easiest solution.
  5. eclipse245

    eclipse245 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Repair Vista? On the Vista disk right? it doesn't require to format though?
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  7. eclipse245

    eclipse245 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    okay...see....everything appears after I go to task manager and go to "File>New Task>And I type in 'explorer.exe'>OK" Everything works's just on startup there's a black screen with the system32 folder open.....oddly enough...I scan the system 32 folder for viruses with NOD32, and it finds nothing...and there is a suspicious system32.exe file...that doesn't even say in description that Windows uses it...but I can't even find or NOD32 can't either in the System32 folder...and in properties of the process...that's where it is!! HELP!

    I will try the vista repair, but I don't think that will solve it.
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