Explorer.exe not loaded when you start Windows
Damage to the registry can lead to all sorts of problems. Maybe some of you have encountered such a problem when after loading the Windows machine I see only a blank screen – no desktop, no task bar. Most often this occurs when, for some reason not loading process explorer.exe that should run automatically. The occurrence of this problem can lead to errors in the registry, however, the real culprit may be a virus, blocking the launch explorer.exe.
Below are a few actions you can take if explorer.exe refuses to boot automatically in Windows 7/8 or Windows Vista.
1. Load Windows in safe mode and see how it behaves explorer.exe. If the process starts, it means something interferes with its normal operation in the normal mode. I suggest you conduct a full system scan for malware in safe mode. If the infection is found, remove it and restart the computer.
2. Try to perform a system restore. It is possible that it will help you.
3. Open a command prompt with administrator privileges and run the command sfc /scannow. This team is responsible for running the tool check file. This tool scans the directory C:WindowsSystem32, then restores the corrupt critical Windows system files, if they are found.
4. Open the «registry Editor» and navigate to the following registry key:
Select the folder «Winlogon», and then note the right panel of the registry. In the settings list you should see an option called «Shell». Double-click on it and verify that the value of this parameter is set process «explorer.exe». If there is written something else, remove the superfluous and keep only «explorer.exe». Then close the registry editor and restart the computer for the changes to take effect.