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    [W10ProV1703b15063 x64] Explorer.exe not running on startup

    A couple days ago, I removed a virus with Malwarebytes, However, when I restarted my PC to complete the removal, after logging in, I found myself in a black desktop with my cursor and a CMD, so I looked up for a fix and found a solution - to run explorer.exe from task manager, it works, but I have to do it every time I log in, which is a bit inconvenient.
    sfc /scannow says everything's ok and my Shell value is explorer.exe, can anyone help me fix the issue? or is clean installing the only way?

    Log:


    -Log Details-
    Scan Date: 9/20/17
    Scan Time: 7:14 PM
    Log File: b96bacb0-9e1e-11e7-96c3-9c5c8e901a96.json
    Administrator: Yes


    -Software Information-
    Version: 3.2.2.2029
    Components Version: 1.0.188
    Update Package Version: 1.0.2850
    License: Premium


    -System Information-
    OS: Windows 10 (Build 15063.608)
    CPU: x64
    File System: NTFS
    User: DESKTOP-06VVNV0\Admin


    -Scan Summary-
    Scan Type: Threat Scan
    Result: Completed
    Objects Scanned: 395091
    Threats Detected: 1
    Threats Quarantined: 1
    Time Elapsed: 2 min, 20 sec


    -Scan Options-
    Memory: Enabled
    Startup: Enabled
    Filesystem: Enabled
    Archives: Enabled
    Rootkits: Disabled
    Heuristics: Enabled
    PUP: Detect
    PUM: Detect


    -Scan Details-
    Process: 0
    (No malicious items detected)


    Module: 0
    (No malicious items detected)


    Registry Key: 0
    (No malicious items detected)


    Registry Value: 1
    Hijack.AutoRun, HKU\S-1-5-21-1516618583-4124683476-2910086463-1001\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\COMMAND PROCESSOR|AUTORUN, Quarantined, [14433], [245417],1.0.2850


    Registry Data: 0
    (No malicious items detected)


    Data Stream: 0
    (No malicious items detected)


    Folder: 0
    (No malicious items detected)


    File: 0
    (No malicious items detected)



    Physical Sector: 0
    (No malicious items detected)




    (end)

    Thanks for the help !
    Last edited by Talb; 09-23-2017 at 05:42 PM. Reason: Changed wording


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    Re: [W10ProV1703b15063 x64] - Explorer.exe not running on startup

    Run sfc /scannow from a CMD prompt.

    Post the results.

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    Re: [W10ProV1703b15063 x64] - Explorer.exe not running on startup

    Quote Originally Posted by jcgriff2 View Post
    Run sfc /scannow from a CMD prompt.

    Post the results.

    Regards. . .

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    Like I said, sfc /scannow says everything's ok.

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    Re: [W10ProV1703b15063 x64] - Explorer.exe not running on startup

    Hi Talb.

    You could try Tweaking.com - Windows Repair Free Portable 4.06 (click).

    Pre-pre-pre-repair steps are backup of your important files, a system image and a new system restore point.
    Pre-pre-repair steps are: power reset, repair/check reparse points and environment variables, chkdsk and sfc.
    You could try first pair, given that you already did last pair.
    Last pre-repair step is this: the developer advises to use its program in safe mode with networking.
    Finally, in the repair section of the program, you can choose "Preset: Malware cleanup repairs" or "Preset: All repairs".
    The first one should be faster than the second one, but the second one should be complete: your choice.
    If the first one won't work, you should try also the second one.
    If you try directly the second one, you'll economize your time skipping the first one.
    Last edited by xilolee; 09-24-2017 at 06:04 AM.

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    Re: [W10ProV1703b15063 x64] Explorer.exe not running on startup

    Blank desktop with mouse cursor is a sign that Windows Explorer, namely Explorer.exe, did not start properly. Good news is that itís often easy to fix follow the troubleshooting steps below.



    Step 1

    1. Boot your computer into Safe Mode and open the Command Prompt as a administrator by typing cmd.exe into Start Menu search box.
    2. From within the Command Prompt window that opened type below commands one at time and press Enter key for each command you have typed.




    Code:
    Reg Add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v Userinit /t REG_SZ /d C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe, /f
    
    Reg Add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v Shell /t REG_SZ /d explorer.exe /f
    
    Reg Add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v AutoRestartShell /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
    
    Start %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe

    4. Restart your computer to see issue has been resolved if not follow the below instructions.




    Step 2

    1. Boot your computer into Safe Mode and open the Command Prompt as a administrator by typing cmd.exe into Start Menu search box.
    2. From within the Command Prompt window that opened type below commands one at time and press Enter key for each command you have typed.






    Code:
    Reg Add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\MSIService /t REG_SZ /ve  /d Service  /f
    
    
    Reg Add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\MSIService /t REG_SZ /ve  /d Service  /f
    
    
    Net Start msiserver
    
    
    Sfc  /Scannow





    The "Sfc /scannow" command will repair any damaged Windows system files.
    After all commands finish executing restart your computer normally and check to see Windows Explorer has started.





    Step 3
    Outdated or corrupt video drivers can cause Windows Explorer to stop working. Downloading and installing the latest video driver can solve many of these issues. You can do this from using Windows Update or by visiting your system manufacturerís website or by contacting them directly.

    For more information on updating your drivers, see the following content on the wikiHow website.




    Step 4
    Virus and Malware infections can cause problems with Windows Explorer not starting. Use your favorite antivirus software to scan for any infections that might be hiding on your PC. If you donít have an antivirus you can download and install MalwareBytes for free.








    Step 5
    If you do not experience the same crashes in Safe Mode, itís very likely a startup item is causing the issue. Follow the steps found on the following article to perform a clean boot and pinpoint the item causing the issue.

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot





    Step 6
    If the solutions above do not resolve the issue you can perform a System Restore to restore the PC back to a time before the issue started. If the issue has been occurring for a month or more, it may be better to follow the steps in the next section and perform an repair install (In-Place Upgrade) to repair the issue. To perform a System Restore, follow the steps listed below:


    1. Boot your computer into Safe Mode

    2. Press keys, type rstrui.exe, into Run dialog box and then press OK button.

    3. Follow the instructions at System Restore tool to restore the Windows O/S back to a time before the issue started.






    Step 7
    If the issue has been occurring for a month or more, it may be better to perform an In-Place Upgrade and restore Windows to the original installation. Performing an In-Place Upgrade will not damage files and applications that are currently installed on your computer. To perform an In-Place Upgrade, follow the steps in the articles listed below:

    How To Perform a Repair Installation For Vista

    How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7

    How to Repair Install Windows 8 and 8.1 without Losing Anything

    How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade



    Step 8
    The Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Refresh tool enables you to get Windows 8 to repair reinstall itself onto your computer. And while installing a fresh copy of itself, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 saves your user account, your personal files, your apps downloaded from the Windows Store, and some of your most important settings. Follow the instructions at below articles links:

    How to Refresh Your Computer Running Windows 8


    How To Refresh A Windows 8.1 Installation Without Losing Your Data

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