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Sometimes when I turn on my computer, the shortcut and and taskbar wont load. The only way I could get around is using taskmanager. I notice that explorer.exe isn't running though.

I restart my computer to fix the problem. It is kind of getting annoying though since it happens randomly. Sometimes it shows, sometimes it doesn't. Any ideas how to stop it from happening again?
 

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Hi Sheen.

Sounds like your PC has had better days!

Worth doing a Check Disk. Click START, click RUN. Type CMD in the run box and press ENTER.

You will see a command prompt (Small black box) here, type CHKDSK, and press ENTER.

/ Crit
 

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Did the chkdsk. Crossing my fingers that my computer won't forget to load my explorer.exe anymore. :p





Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 46 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 46 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 46 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
Windows replaced bad clusters in file 35114
of name \DOCUME~1\user\MYDOCU~1\MYVIDE~1\2012\M-2012~1.MKV.
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
Free space verification is complete.

78140128 KB total disk space.
67327892 KB in 114510 files.
58984 KB in 17372 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
396876 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
10356376 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
19535032 total allocation units on disk.
2589094 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 55 03 00 35 03 02 00 3a 28 03 00 00 00 00 00 .U..5...:(......
cd 51 00 00 02 00 00 00 4a 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 .Q......J.......
b4 ff 5c 08 00 00 00 00 46 e1 a8 66 00 00 00 00 ..\.....F..f....
80 58 84 0c 00 00 00 00 d4 ad 02 29 07 00 00 00 .X.........)....
34 a0 db 90 00 00 00 00 6c cd 7f 43 08 00 00 00 4.......l..C....
99 9e 36 00 00 00 00 00 b8 39 07 00 4e bf 01 00 ..6......9..N...
00 00 00 00 00 50 5e 0d 10 00 00 00 dc 43 00 00 .....P^......C..

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.
 

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Running Check Disk without a switch (/R /F or /P) will only be in Read Only mode and will not make and repairs or changes. Be sure to type in
chkdsk /R in the command prompt when running Check Disk.
 

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Yes I had to do chkdsk /r because when I run it on read only it says, Errors Found. CHKDSK could not continue in Read-only mode.
 

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It's been a few days since I posted this, and I thought the problem was solved after the chkdsk. Well today, I booted my comp and explorer.exe wasn't running. :\ As usual I tried to run explorer.exe in the new task from the task manager, but it does nothing like always. Ended up restarting my comp because it's what always fixes the problem.

Still though, I still can't point out why this is happening.
 

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Run Check Disk again, Start/Run and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter. Now type a Y and manually reboot the computer. Check Disk will run at next bootup. The HDD may be failing. Backup all data you can't live without onto a USB drive (Flash or HDD) You can also download the ISO image for Drive Fitness in my signature, burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature and boot off of the newly created CD and run the Quick and the Advanced tests on the HDD.
 

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Whoa, failing HDD? That's a bit too much for me to absorb.
Im going to run extensive virus and spyware scans first. And try other fixes before I resort to that. (Kinda like last resort lol)

I've been doing a bit of a research myself, and I found this

"I'm assumimg explorer.exe is corrupted or missing.
In Safe Mode command prompt....
type: cd\ (Enter)
type: dir /s explorer.exe (Enter)
There is normally explorer.exe in C:\Windows, and in C:\Windows\System32\dllcache of the exactly the same file time, date, and size.
If there are two of the same in those locations, if you want to figure out whether they are both legitimate, see the last step below."




I manually looked for Explorer.exe. I have it in C:\Windows. Then I found out that I DONT HAVE C:\Windows\System32\dllcache I dont have the dllcache folder in System32 [note: I didnt forget to turn on show hidden files and folders]

I'm not sure if this is the culprit, or if its just located somewhere else.
 

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Sorry for the double post but had to uncheck something at the folder options so I could see Dllcache. It's there, and there's nothing wrong with explorer.exe. Had the same file size and date modified from the other one so it's not been tampered with a virus/whatnot.

Back to the drawing board I am :\
 

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Windows replaced bad clusters in file 35114
of name \DOCUME~1\user\MYDOCU~1\MYVIDE~1\2012\M-2012~1.MKV.
Drive Fitness is an advanced version of Check Disk it test the integrity of the HDD and marks any bad clusters and moves data off of them. It wouldn't hurt to run the Quick and Advanced tests.
 
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