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Could not start Event Logger

By mhshafi ·
hi there,
some how i just got into this, "i'm using windows 2000 professional, after typing login name and password windows starts to load my personal settings but at that time it gives a message "could not start Event Logger" and then nothing happens no desk top no start button no icons. do any one know what to do...?

please help


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Suggestions for Error

by hmorris In reply to Could not start Event Log ...

Hi Noni,
I've seen several recent reports of this exact same error which leads me to believe that the issue may be caused by a new virus. Here's a couple suggestions to try:

- Although the desktop doesn't appear, you should still be able to launch a new task. Open task manager by pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL on your keyboard.
- Click 'File' then 'New Task'. Type C:\WINNT\Explorer.exe then click 'Ok'.
- Some of the people that have received this error found a file called explorer in C:\WINNT\System32\ Search your computer for explorer (without an extension) and delete it if you find one.
- Make sure your antivirus software is up to date or, if you don't have antivirus software installed, get some! AVG is good (and free!)

Good Luck,

Heather Masterson

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recovered partly

by mhshafi In reply to Suggestions for Error

hanks that worked.

after running explorer.exe from task manager i started norton anti virus
to check the system for infected files it detected a file named
"explorer.exe" in \\WINNT\SYSTEM32 folder which was an ad-ware/dialer
or some thing like that. It was also present in Temporary Internet
Files. I had to delete it manually by booting from windows 98 because
Norton refused to delete it by giving message "system file cannot

Problem it (virus or whatever) caused:
it Deleted all my dialup connections. i'm still not able to make new
dialup connections. cause when i give name to the connection it
starts giving error saying "name cannot start with a space", or some
thing like that.

still i'm starting it by ctrl+alt+del and then starting explorer.exe.

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thanks for the infomation

by maryzarleng In reply to Suggestions for Error

Hi Heather,

Thank you for the information. I have windows 2000, I went to this web site;en-us;Q322755 and downloaded an update and "snap" my computer fixed.

This is awesome for me, I understand were little about fixing computer problems, this was incredible.

I took my computer to get fixed and they wanted to charge me $100+ to reload windows.

I just save myself over $100, thanks


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