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XP won't finish booting up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Katsu999, Sep 23, 2008.

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  1. Katsu999

    Katsu999 Thread Starter

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    Hi Folks

    Laptop was fine when I shut it down lastnight.

    Today I type my Login, then wait.
    It gets to show me the background wallpaper, but then stops loading.

    I can CTR-ALT-DEL, if I try to 'RUN' explorer.exe it says "Can't find explorer.exe".

    I can use the 'BROWSE' box to get to C:\windows\explorer.exe, it still says "Cant find explorer.exe".

    HELP!!

    PS. Booting in SAFE mode has same result - blank screen with 'Safe Mode' in each corner.

    Is there a 'Repair' I can do to the harddisk from another machine?
    I can whip out the HD and run it on another machine to do stuff to it if need be?

    thanks!

    Will
     
  2. support.clpafs

    support.clpafs

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    ?? did not understand the issue here.

    But Try pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL and end any unnescessary services.
     
  3. Katsu999

    Katsu999 Thread Starter

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    The issue is that XP stops loading when it gets to the wallpaper - no Icons, no Menus, no System Task Bar, no HD activity.

    A screen full of wallpaper, and nothing else!

    Luckily I can get to the 'RUN' command from CTR-ALT-DEL, but can't even run explorer.exe even though I can browse to it - it's as if the system doesn't recognise it as a program.
     
  4. support.clpafs

    support.clpafs

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    Have you installed any new applications/softeware or hardeware prior to this issue?
     
  5. Katsu999

    Katsu999 Thread Starter

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    No, its been running unchanged for a couple of months.
    Its my office workhorse, so no experiments, games or fancy stuff going on.

    Like I say, it was fine when it shut down the night before.

    Next morning - no go.
     
  6. support.clpafs

    support.clpafs

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    I'm stumped, but don't let me get you down. I will look into this issue a little more and let you know of the results I find.
     
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