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Boots up to desktop and no further, cant load many programmes or directories

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MadRue, Jul 30, 2006.

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  1. MadRue

    MadRue Thread Starter

    Jul 30, 2006

    I would be grateful of any help with this problem and I hope other users can seek guidance from this thread.

    Recently I restarted my PC only to find that it would boot all the way into Windows XP but would not get past the loading of the desktop. I am now unable to view the desktop, the icons or the active desktop elements. Together with this, the taskbar is very sluggish and many programmes will not load. From this I have also discovered that I can not access My Computer or any HDD directories. As soon as I try, the computer gets very sluggish and eventually gives us stating that the directory could not be found.

    In viewing the Task Manager, I can clearly see no difference except two processes that I have not come across before. They are called, dumprep.exe and dwwin.exe. From research on the internet I have found out this is related to Windows XP reg dump doctor, and this is usually related to a software problem which can result in a reg dump.

    Let me also add that when I restart, shut down or Log off, before it gets to the process of doing so, the End Now window appears asking to End Now on explorer.exe.
    From guidance in other threads I have already run anti virus, anti spyware, anti adware and anti hack software. These have all come up clean. I have also tried emptying various folders such as the windows temp folder.

    I am completely stumped on this one.

    Please excuse me if I have left out any information, I am not a regular forum user and can easily forget key elements to a problems or solution.



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