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Solved: XP WINDOW EXPLORER has encountered a problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by d1940, Mar 26, 2008.

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  1. d1940

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    I have an old computer that had Win ME installed. I loaded XP. Everthing works as far as I know except when I search for a file I get the error nessage "Window Explorer has encountered a problem " and shuts down Explorer and the screen blinks then reloads desktop. I tried to do a sfc/scannow repair. I get a quick black flash and nothing is changed. My XP Pro disk does not have a repair option. I tried a install over the orginal installation and nothing changed. I have several programs and files that would be impossible to replace. I did the install because Turbo Tax would not work with ME. I do my taxes and wife uses this computer to do her clubs paperwork on. When I backed up the files there was not room to defrag. I transfered backup to a portable hardrive and now have 30% free. I am not a geek so please reply in easy to understand terms if you decide to help. Thanks in advance


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  3. d1940

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    ****From application viewer****


    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: ESENT
    Event Category: General
    Event ID: 101
    Date: 3/24/2008
    Time: 10:39:17 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: COMPUTER
    Description:
    wuauclt (204) The database engine stopped.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    *****From system event****


    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: W32Time
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 17
    Date: 3/26/2008
    Time: 7:32:23 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: COMPUTER
    Description:
    Time Provider NtpClient: An error occurred during DNS lookup of the manually configured peer 'time.windows.com,0x1'. NtpClient will try the DNS lookup again in 480 minutes. The error was: A socket operation was attempted to an unreachable host. (0x80072751)

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
     
  4. techychick

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    Do you have SP2 (Service Pack 2) installed? And is XP up-to-date with all updates?
     
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    Anybody got an idea?
     
  7. devil_himself

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    Try This

    Start > Run > regsvr32 wshom.ocx
    Start > Run > regsvr32 jscript.dll
    Start > Run > regsvr32 urlmon.dll
     
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    Start > Run > regsvr32 wshom.ocx failed module could not be found
    Start > Run > regsvr32 jscript.dll succeeded
    Start > Run > regsvr32 urlmon.dll succeeded

    Now what?
     
  9. d1940

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    Anyone else got ideas?
     
  10. devil_himself

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    Start > Run > sfc /scannow
    Start > Run > regsvr32 wshom.ocx
     
  11. d1940

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    sfc /scannow black flash and nothing happened

    regsvr32 wshom.ocx Load library ("wshom.ocs') failed. The specified module could not be found.
    What do you think?
     
  12. devil_himself

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    Do You Have Your Xp Disc ?
     
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    Yes
     
  15. devil_himself

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    Go To Start > Run > cmd > Give The Following Command With Xp Disc Inside The Rom

    expand X:\i386\wshom.oc_ -r c:\windows\system32

    Where X:\ = Your Cd|DVD Rom
     
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