Windows Explorer failing... and other issues

By Tyren3402 ยท 5 replies
Nov 16, 2012
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  1. Hello,

    I am new to these forums, but I saw the level of expertise that was given in other post and wanted to give it a try. Recently my computer started acting weird and it got worse and worse. Now whenever I log on the computer I have about a 5 sec window until windows explorer fails. Once it fails the computer becomes unresponsive.

    I can't log onto the net. I can't even get into the task manager because as soon as I hit ctrl+alt+del I get a message that says Preparing security options. Sometimes that message goes away and I can click on the button that says: Start task manager - when I do that though the task manager window opens and then immediately goes to not responding. So now I'm at a lose of what to do and I was hoping I might find some help among fellow computer brains. I appreciate the help.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Can you re-install Windows fresh?
  3. Tyren3402

    Tyren3402 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I actually can't the computer I have was given to me by an old professor to help me get through school so I honestly have no idea what he did with the disk. Not to mention he's on the east coast now and I'm on the west coast. The operating system on the computer is Windows 7 and if I hit F8 I can get to the recovery options page. But safe mode is out of the question. It's just as messed up as if I started the computer normally.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Do you get a "Windows is not Activated" message? You should have Googled the China province time. Can you perform a start up repair. Is the computer's time and date correct?
  5. Tyren3402

    Tyren3402 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No I don't get the Windows is not Activated message. And the time on the computer is correct. I can preform a start up repair and I did, but it did not work.
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Sorry about the China thing it was for another post. Similar problem though. The hard drive may have failed with bad sectors or something else like a failed SMART status

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