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ISO Startup Help

By peteriskandar09
Sep 25, 2008
  1. I am currently running Vista Ultimate and after the log in page explorer doesnt run. My doucments appears and i have to run the explorer manually off Task Manager. Does any have advice on how to get explorer run again?
     
  2. peteriskandar09

    peteriskandar09 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    no advice?
     
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    i'm not quite sure of the scenario you describe.

    When you say after logon "explorer doesn't run" and have to start it from Task Manager.
    1. How do you try running it that it doesn't run.. don't follow
    2. you start explorer from Task Manager? You mean you enter the file name to run it from Task Manager? please clarify
     
  4. peteriskandar09

    peteriskandar09 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    yes i insert explorer in the run section from ask manager
     
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Two things

    I believe your problem is a entry in your registry (easy to confirm)

    But that leads to other questions like did it used to work? when did it change?

    I ask as the registry issue has to do with the Windows registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell

    which might get changed by a new program install. but sometimes also the sign of a virus

    Are you familiar with the registry editor?
     
  6. tuant

    tuant TS Booster Posts: 201

    This sounds like a registry error or virus.....

    Have you tried locating where explorer.exe is in the directory and creating a shortcut to the 'startup' folder? I use XP so it might be different in VISTA. Anyway, that's what I usually do to have programs I want launch when i turn on my computer. Also check msconfig (if theres on in VISTA) and see if you can enable it from there (if exists.)
     
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    well, if you look at the key
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    you should see an entry: Shell REG_SZ Explorer.exe

    i'm guessing you'll find something else
     
  8. peteriskandar09

    peteriskandar09 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    yah i was expcting it was a registry error but this happened after i download something aka torrents lemme try registory editor and see what goes from there
     
  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Sounds like you might need to do a very thorough scan for malware as well
     
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