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By arichart ·
I have a new XP machine with a small problem. The "My Computer" & "My Documents" icons on the desktop and in the start menu for do not work. When I try and open these items I get the hourglass pointer for a couple of seconds and then nothing. When I go to restart or shut down the machine I get and End Program dialog box for explorer.exe. I have also stopped the explorer.exe from running and then started the process againd and that seems to work until I restart the computer. At that point, the proble m starts again. Any help or ideas?

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by parvus1202 In reply to Windows Explorer Error

I've seen this many times before, We don't know what you did or if you try to load something new or if one of the dlls is corrupt. Try and create another user using the task manager and load from that. It should work, unless your Windows Explorer is really corrupt.

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by cglrcng In reply to Windows Explorer Error

Go get Iconoid.exe from www.sillysot.com, install it and run it...See if that cures the problem after it restarts the icons a few times. It may just replace a few missing or damaged icons while there. I use it on most machines I set up as it does a lot for the freeware it is.

Good Luck.

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