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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by rstanley, Nov 18, 2001.

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  1. rstanley

    rstanley Thread Starter

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    I need to know what I can do sense my explorer is deleted on my pc, is there a way I can get it back in Dos?

    thanks!!
     
  2. Dan O

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    Is it Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer?

    What happens if you Run:

    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.SCF

    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

    Let us know.
     
  3. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya and welcome

    Have you just done this? Have you checked to see if you have a virus?

    http://housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

    If not, reboot to DOS and at the prompt, type the following. There is a space before /

    scanreg /restore

    and choose a date prior to when this occured. on't pick the oldest date.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  4. rstanley

    rstanley Thread Starter

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    Its windows explorer.
     
  5. Dan O

    Dan O

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    So what happens if you select Start, Run, and type: C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.SCF

    And click OK. It will determine if the executable has been delete or only the shortcut.
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    If the file itself has been removed, it won't be put back through Scanreg /restore.

    And why exactly are you assuming that Windows Explorer isn't there any more?
    Are We talking about C:\Windows\Explorer.exe?

    Greetz,
     
  7. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    I know, but for some reason I was thinking IExplorer.

    hmmmm?

    eddie
     
  8. rstanley

    rstanley Thread Starter

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    What heppens is when I start up my pc it boots all the way to the wallpaper but there are no links to open files, and the only thing their is is my wallpaper. When I press alt cont del it says explorer not responding.
     
  9. Dan O

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    Then do as Eddie suggested run Scanreg /restore

    Which will restore the Windows Registry, which will most likely fix the problem. Please work with us and do as suggested so we can help you fix your problem.
     
  10. rstanley

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    Thanks, I will try this!!
     
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