when trying to open a user account on xp home my pc comes up with the message- explorer exe. unable to locate components. application failed to start because SHDOCVW DLL was not found. re-installing the application may fix the problem. i have no icons or start button on the desktop.i can get into the task manager by pressing ctrl alt del. would not let me reinstall xp.
Use Task Manager/Applications tab,New Task... button/Browse... to get to "Explorer.exe" in the Windows folder and see if you can manually start it.If its missing,there is a duplicate of it in " %systemroot%\system32\dllcache " (<type/copy/paste into run)Try the same method on it.If you are unable to restart explorer.exe,then run SFC /SCANNOW,and it replaces the system files(explorer.exe being one)
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