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inGearX
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help - Explorer stck on boot :/

Please help

My Win 7 64bit Windows is just stuck on reboot
Taskbar is non responsive (has hourglass)
When I try to launch Task Manager it is stuck too/frozen/hour glass :/
And Windoes Explorer as well... :/

Not sure how this issue started all of a sudden after ocassional reboot :/

How can I fix it

Interesting note if I try to use Guest account on same PC it is alllll fine :/ (but obviously missing most of my settings) :/

What would be a good way to go about fixing this?

Thank you...

======================

oddly task manager might be working :/

so when it is I can kill Explorer

and lunch it again

and then it all works fine - till reboot or so :/

(but if task manager will work on boot :/ :/ )



psafux
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My first thought is a bad/failing hard drive. I would rule that out first.


dave
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reply to inGearX

Assume you don't have backups:

Large hammer:

Create a new user identity, log in to it, copy all files out of the old account, and blow it away.

Smaller hammer:

Create a new user identity, log in to it, and start doing surgery on the old account: e.g., deleting registry entries that apply to the doomed user. Repeat until you can successfully log in to the damaged account. (Assumes you know your way around enough to do that).



CylonRed
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Bloom County
reply to inGearX

Safe Mode tried???



inGearX
3.1415 9265

join:2000-06-11
New York

said by CylonRed:

Safe Mode tried???

yes - poking around

accessed startup manager ... checking what's up will run antimalware etc...
and antivirus...

hmmm


inGearX
3.1415 9265

join:2000-06-11
New York
reply to dave

said by dave:

Assume you don't have backups:

Large hammer:

Create a new user identity, log in to it, copy all files out of the old account, and blow it away.

Smaller hammer:

Create a new user identity, log in to it, and start doing surgery on the old account: e.g., deleting registry entries that apply to the doomed user. Repeat until you can successfully log in to the damaged account. (Assumes you know your way around enough to do that).

thx
hmmm what sucks is that I will need to reinstal and set up many software and settings and etc.. I wish there way a way to just roll back :/


La Luna
RIP Lisa
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No backups or system restore? What about the hard drive itself, as mentioned above?



CylonRed
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Bloom County
reply to inGearX

Why not try and repair the install?



inGearX
3.1415 9265

join:2000-06-11
New York
reply to inGearX

oddly task manager might be working :/

so when it is I can kill Explorer

and lunch it again

and then it all works fine - till reboot or so :/

(but if task manager will work on boot :/ :/ )



norwegian
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join:2005-02-15
Outback

Can you do a clean boot to see if this fixes it?
I've not seen it in your replies.

»support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Or a clean startup

»support.microsoft.com/kb/331796

--
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke


dave
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reply to inGearX

said by inGearX:

I wish there way a way to just roll back

That's why you make frequent backups.

System restore might do the trick; do you have a suitable restore point?