Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:19
When I start my system, Explorer does not start.
When I open the task manager by ctrl+shift+esc, explorer.exe is listed as a running process occupying 11K of memory.
If I kill it, and try to start Explorer again from "Start New Task", nothing happens, except explorer is listed again in the running processes occupying the same 11K of memory.
Even if I start more instances, all these are listed as running, roughly taking up 1K memory.
In Start New Task, if I try to start something like "C:\ABCDEF", to try and get an explorer window or something manually, it just tells me that explorer has failed and will need to close.
I've tried checking for solutions, and somewhere, there was a talk of checking the registry value under Winlogon (under HKEY_CurrentMachine-software-microsoft-windowsNT-CurrentVersion) and check the value of Shell. It is listed as Explorer.exe only, so not problem there..
Nothing happens if I leave it like this. If, instead, I try and do some other stuff, like kill off svchost.exe, which is responsible for aero effects etc.,(works only sporadically), then explorer comes to life.
I run Windows 7 ultimate.. The system has BitDefender IS 2012, and I regularly scan for viruses etc. It's not a problem.
Please suggest a solution to this, It's extremely irritating to not have the explorer and keep on trying various things to get it running.