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explorer.exe running twice

Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by KillerBug, Apr 25, 2008.

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  1. KillerBug

    KillerBug Active member

    May 21, 2006
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    I have a problem with winxp32 SP2.

    Even after a re-install, two copies of explorer.exe show up in task manager. They are both lowercase, neither is "Explorer.exe".

    I only have one explorer.exe on the hard drive.

    When I close them: One seems to be handling the folders that are open & the other seems to be running the start menu, clock, etc...

    I wouldn't even mind the waisted memory, but after a while I start to have a big problem that can only be fixed by closing both & re-starting explorer.exe. After I re-start explorer, it happens again after about 10 minutes.

    The problem is that it will only let me open like 4 folders, then won't let me open any more (or if they do open, there is nothing in the menu & the bar with "file, edit, view..." just has a windows logo, no words.

    I can't seem to find any information on this problem, only on ones involving Explorer.exe.

    I tried re-installing from a clean, pressed, orriginal microsoft cd, used a clean, pressed MS sp2 upgrade, and used windows update to bring it up to current, it still does it!

    Any ideas?
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