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Old 06-30-2005, 09:47 AM   #1
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Question Everything Explorer Related is Closing

Alright, this is a really strange problem. I'm running Windows XP and now every time I click an explorer related application (ex. internet explorer, my computer, recycling bin, documents, etc etc), it will open for a brief moment and then everything except the desktop will suddenly disappear (including the start menu & icons; so ALL that's left is my wallpaper image), then it will refresh and the icons/start menu will reload.

This makes it so I cannot access any explorer related applications which is really a problem. I don't care about IE, but things like my computer and documents are essential for me...

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Old 06-30-2005, 10:35 AM   #2
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well...have you ran anti-spyware and anti-virus software? try running windows in safe mode and doing this, now, im no computer genius, but i do like to think i know alot hope this helps
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Old 06-30-2005, 11:10 AM   #3
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yeah sounds like a virus to me...You do have antivirus software right?
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Old 06-30-2005, 11:45 AM   #4
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If you dont have antivirus/anti spyware try downloading Avg for virus scanning and Ad-aware SE for spyware problems there both free and they work great
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Old 06-30-2005, 11:51 AM   #5
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Here are the links to thoses if you wanted to dl them

Avg Free Edition http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1 (link at the very bottom)

And for Ad-Aware SE http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10...age&tag=button

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do you think he can dl them if he can't get internet explorer running? lol...i suggest if you don't allready have anti-virus to buy norton from your local store
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Old 06-30-2005, 12:14 PM   #7
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well he could dl them at a friends house then burn the programs installers to a disk and he must be able to get axcess to the internet kuz hes on the forums is he not?
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BlindBusDriver is right, also imo AVG is a GREAT anitvirus tool much better then......Norton. Aslo for a firewall i would suggest ZoneAlarm.
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yeah...i didn't think of that...about him being on the forums...i thought he was magic ....is it really better than norton?
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yea from what iv seen i have nortan and avg on my comp... avg gets free automatic dls on startup scansmore indept... also did i tell you that its completely FREE. Iv also had it detect things that nortan missed and nortan scans damn slow on my computer compaired to Avg
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