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Solved: Explorer.exe not responding

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by dooey123, Jun 12, 2010.

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  1. dooey123

    dooey123 Thread Starter

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    I'm running Vista Home premium. I was playing around with some icon files and ran a batch process to extract .png images from .ico files (about 200 of them!). Like an idiot I set the output directory as my desktop by mistake which led to the desktop to freeze for an age although everything else was functioning.

    I have rebooted numerous times and checked my msconfig file for any discrepancies but now every time I restart there is a black desktop with no icons, the task bar loads but on right or left clicking it I get the dialogue " The application is not responding. The program may respond again if you wait." When I click "end process" it stops explorer but it does not restart (I can get it back from Task manager\ New Task), clicking "cancel" just removes the dialogue box.

    I have gone into the desktop folder and removed the 3000 .png files that were in there but that did not help. Any ideas please?
     
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    Thanks for the response. I will keep those links handy as they do seem useful. I got impatient and did a system restore that luckily was only from a couple days ago and all is well again.
     
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