Can't open Windows Explorer

  infrared1334 07:44 23 Mar 2008

When I open Windows Explorer, the task bar, together with the desktop icons and the Start button, disappear! When it recovered, Windows Explorer was missing but other windows was still there! My computer is running Windows Vista Home Basic. Can you help?

  Jak_1 08:06 23 Mar 2008

First, try opening it via task manager, ctrl+alt+del(XP, not sure if it's the same for vista)then select file and type in 'windows explorer and see if that opens it. If not then it may be corrupt. Also run your AV and antispyware progs in case something naughty has hit it. Do you have the systems disk?

  infrared1334 09:10 23 Mar 2008

I can now open explorer.exe(Windows Explorer) Thanks, Jak_1!

  Jak_1 09:16 23 Mar 2008

You're welcome.

  infrared1334 02:41 29 Mar 2008

Now I can't open it via task manager. Help!

  infrared1334 11:40 23 May 2008

Now I have figured it out that Windows Explorer is explorer.exe, while the task bar is also explorer.exe, so when Windows Explorer starts, it stoppes working and Windows closes down explorer.exe(including the task bar) without notice, and it will open explorer.exe(task bar, but not Windows Explorer) again.

All these informations are based on my observations, so I can't say that it is correct!

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