Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:41 pm Post subject: COMP Help: FIXED!
Alright, so i have my normal school laptop. its a 2008 dell inspiron, nothing fancy just for school work type stuff. A few weeks ago I deleted a bunch of old programs that I don't use to free up space.
Now whenever I start up and get to what normally is my desktop, everything is blue. Its not the Blue Screen of Death, because there are no white codes. Its almost as if windows explorer doesn't start up, and my background has turned blue. My mcafee popup will still show up in the bottom right corner.
I do not have my windows disk or I would just reinstall. It works fine in safemode, the problem is in safe mode I can't use any USB inputs because it will not recognize it. So I cant print anything which blows. I have been using my g/f's dell studio laptop with an i5 and its a lot nicer, so I've been a little slow about repairing mine. Also, I've tried system restore to my oldest points and it has done nothing.
I just don't want to go pay 200 bucks for someone to fix it, at that point I'll just buy a new, cheap laptop since I can get them for like 300 through school.
tips on fixing it?
Last edited by 00impala123 on Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:52 pm; edited 1 time in total
1. open task manager
2. go to processes and end explorer.exe if it's there if not it's already ended
3. go back to tasks
4. click new task
5. now in the field type exactly this>> "C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe" (without quotes)
You can also try to type MSCONFIG in the run dialog box on a safe boot and see if you can change the startup options.
Just started it up, and a message came up stating that system32 could not run because its side by side configuration is corrupt or something like that...
(no i didn't delete systems32 lol, but when removing programs some stupid music beat maker program said that by deleting it other programs may become unstable (didn't know it was going to crash system32) so I said whatever and deleted it anyways))
I tried starting up the windows explorer and it gave the same message about its side by side configuration being messed up.
sooo..suggestions now? at least I know what the problem is haha
EDIT: i'm assuming I am screwed and I need to reinstall the OS, but I am open to trying things incase I can't find my disc at home
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