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3 years ago#1
So whenever I start my computer it says Windows Explorer has stopped working. If I click Ok I just get a black screen. However, if I press CTRL ALT DELETE and hit log off, then log back on, then it starts up normally. Anyone know what's going on? This just started yesterday and I don't think I did anything out of the ordinary to cause this. I already ran MalwareBytes but that didn't do anything...

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
AMD Athlon II x3 440 Processor 3Ghz
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB

Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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3 years ago#2
Try updating your video drivers. If that doesn't work try running a scan for corrupted files.
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3 years ago#3
Hmm weird, I updated my virus scan and then the computer restarted. Then a box popped up and said Windows has fixed a file and needs to be restarted again. So I restart it and now everything seems fine. I don't know if updating the virus scan had anything to do with it or not.
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3 years ago#4
Just in case, open up the command prompt as Administrator and run type in "sfc /scannow"
3 years ago#5
ok so I ran it, and it said corrupt files were found but was unable to fix some of them. I checked the cbs log but its huge and I'm not really sure what to look for. Right now I'm just thinking of doing a restore point to whatever the most recent restore point is. Do you think that's a good idea?

Though the computer does seem to be find now...
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