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Explorer in XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by musicfan1024, Apr 10, 2004.

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  1. musicfan1024

    musicfan1024 Thread Starter

    Apr 10, 2004

    I have been having some big problems with explorer. Any time i try to open "my computer," "my network places," windows explorer, or anything of the like, the the taks bar and the icons in my desktop go away for a few second and nothing happens. When i try to open internet explorer, the the arrow goes to the hour glass for a few seconds and then goes back to the arrow and internet explorer never opens. Can somebody please help me out?

    None of the above problems occur in safe mode. I did a windows update in safe mode with networking. I did a repair install. I have spybot and adaware. I also ran hijackthis but i didn't understand the entries. None of these actions alleviated the problem

    I would greatly appreciate any help one could offer.

  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

    Aug 27, 2003
    Hi MusicFan and welcome to TSG.

    Please post your Hijack This log.

  3. rude


    Mar 8, 2004
    Just a thought,but have you thought about disabling startup items that you don't need to start on bootup.Having too much stuff in there can slow your system down dramatically.The only things I allow to start on bootup on my machine are my anti virus and firewall.

    Some people like to place programs in startup just for conenience and some programs install themselves into startup but,strictly speaking,you don't really need to have anything in there.As I said before,The only things I allow to start on bootup on my machine are my anti virus and firewall.

    Personally,I don't think it is so hard to start programs from the start menu when I need them and close them when I am done with them.The benefit to keeping your startup as light as possible is faster startup.

    Also go here:http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
    and check out the service configurations,there are a lot of services that you can disable to help your system run better and faster
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