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Windows Explorer Won't Run

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MrEd1, Dec 1, 2011.

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  1. MrEd1

    MrEd1 Thread Starter

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    XP OEM home crashed and was in endless loop boot.Restored the system32.config file with the repair backup per Microsoft not realizing it said not to do on OEM systems because it messes up custom user profiles. Got system to boot. Last thing I did which caused crash was to restore a full registry backup (reg files) but got an error message that some files could not be restored. Computer then "hung" on windows shutting down screen so I forced it off and rebooted and the error message:

    *** STOP: 0x0000007B (0XF8A0C528, 0xc0000034,0x00000000, 0x00000000).
    Other facts: Did following from Windows Recovery Console before getting it to boot:
    - CHKDSK /F /R (try to boot)
    - fixmbr (try to boot)
    - fixboot (try to boot)
    - Safe Mode (try to boot)
    Also ran CC Cleaner reg repair prior to crash but no impact. Ran Malware bytes, Spybot Search and Destroy and Avira AntiVirus, trojan remover (said Jawbone uninstaller was suspect...false positive..didn't remove it). Don't think it was a trojan or malware,

    Question: Why didn't the registry restore work? It said it couldn't replace some files. Were they in use? I tried it again last night and same crash.

    Lstly, if you are going to tell me to do a restore, I don't have my Sony OEM recovery disk but only the recovery application disks. I am looking for a solution please then the standard wipe the drive and reload the operating system or a system repair as I have no disk. Been searching for 5 days online but to no avail. Thanks for your help!
     
  2. TekTime

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    "Also ran CC Cleaner reg repair prior to crash but no impact."

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    Are you saying that you ran the CCleaner registry cleaner tool prior to having the Explorer problem?
    In other words, was your computer working okay before using it?

    I always advise never to use these programs as they can do more damage than good


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    Since you have XP, you have the option of performing a "Repair Install," as long as you have the installation disk. That will repair your computer non-destructively and it usually works with no problems.
     
  3. MrEd1

    MrEd1 Thread Starter

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    Yes but machine was fine except that my 2006 Quicken didn't connect so I doubleclicked on a backup full registry file I had (.reg) thinking it would restore it back a couple of weeks. Nothing was happening so I clicked it again. Got the message that some files could not be replaced. Tried to restart but computer hung up on "Windows Is Shutting Down" so I pressed the power button to force it to shutdown. When I rebooted I was in the endless boot cycle loop. Did a "repair" from the recovery console then saw Microsoft said not to do it on OEM system. No desktop with any user profile or in safe mode.Don't have Sony system recovery disk since this is a 2001 computer.Thx.
     
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