Explorer doesn't start automatically

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fmq

When i start my laptop, the Folder Explorer doesn't start when i start the
computer. Therefore i got completely blank empty background with no icons,
task bar or start menu. Only My Documents folder pops up.
I have to run the "explorer" manually from the Task Manager, and everything
starts up normally.

Any suggestions/solutions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Rick Rogers

Hi fmq,

Seems to be a common problem, but it's easy to fix. Follow these steps:

Click start, type 'regedit' and hit <enter> to open the registry editor.
Expand the keys at left to reach:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Click on this key, then locate the 'shell' string in the right pane. Double
click it, replace the contents with just:

explorer.exe

Click ok, then close the registry editor and reboot.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"fmq" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> When i start my laptop, the Folder Explorer doesn't start when i start the
> computer. Therefore i got completely blank empty background with no icons,
> task bar or start menu. Only My Documents folder pops up.
> I have to run the "explorer" manually from the Task Manager, and
> everything
> starts up normally.
>
> Any suggestions/solutions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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F

fmq

Rick

You are awesome. Finally back to normal.

Thanks

"Rick Rogers" wrote:

> Hi fmq,
>
> Seems to be a common problem, but it's easy to fix. Follow these steps:
>
> Click start, type 'regedit' and hit <enter> to open the registry editor.
> Expand the keys at left to reach:
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
>
> Click on this key, then locate the 'shell' string in the right pane. Double
> click it, replace the contents with just:
>
> explorer.exe
>
> Click ok, then close the registry editor and reboot.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>
> "fmq" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

> > When i start my laptop, the Folder Explorer doesn't start when i start the
> > computer. Therefore i got completely blank empty background with no icons,
> > task bar or start menu. Only My Documents folder pops up.
> > I have to run the "explorer" manually from the Task Manager, and
> > everything
> > starts up normally.
> >
> > Any suggestions/solutions would be greatly appreciated.
>
>
 

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