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    I seem to have no desktop and taskbar on startup in my Vista basic computer. Worked fine yesterday, on close down it had to install new updates and then close itself down. It appears explorer.exe not loading at startup as I can get it up and running as a new task if typed into task manager. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Ramirez View Post
    I seem to have no desktop and taskbar on startup in my Vista basic computer. Worked fine yesterday, on close down it had to install new updates and then close itself down. It appears explorer.exe not loading at startup as I can get it up and running as a new task if typed into task manager. Any thoughts?
    Have you tried a System Restore to a point before those last updates?
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    If system restore does not work, perhaps using the Recovery Console. Boot to your Vista DVD or you System repair disk (you did make one...right) and choose the repair option. This may fix your problem.

    Can you boot into Safe mode? If so perhaps system restore will work there. These are just a couple of things you can try.

    Do you have an image? This may also be used to restore your system to an earlier state although, depending on how often you image, this may be at a considerably older state.
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    This exact same thing happened on my wife's computer. Turned out to be either the network card or the anti-virus/firewall software that was installed. I installed the latest network driver and removed the anti-virus/firewall software. Then after a successful reboot where Explorer came up with no problem, I reinstalled the anti-virus/firewall software. That solved the problem for several weeks until it happened again. Then I installed Windows 7 (a clean install) and used a different anti-virus package, no more problems.

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