explorer.exe error/ active desktop recovery failed

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Active Desktop Recovery
desktop.htt error
explorer.exe error
"Explorer.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows" This is the error message I get on startup. Then the desktop becomes blue for a while and afterwards the Active Desktop is lost. When I click on the Recover Active Desktop, then a script error comes mentioning desktop.htt can not be loaded. Can u please suggest me the solution??
ASKED: May 24, 2009  5:39 AM
UPDATED: May 26, 2009  8:37 AM

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Some suggestions:

- See if you can find some information about the problem in the Event Viewer.
- Use the msconfig tool, to disable programs that run at startup, and see if the machine starts successfully without them. If so, try re-enabling those programs one at a time, to try to identify what is the program causing the error.
- Make sure you have some good antivirus and antispyware programs, and make sure they are up to date. Restart in safe mode without networking, and perform a full scan.
- You can also try Installing or reinstalling the latest service pack for your operating system.

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If all else fails back up your data, gather all your driver, OS and software disks together, then do a format/reinstall of you hard drive.

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  • Isyst
    format reinstall should do the trick but is always a hassle. Look like a virus corrupted a file or is residing somewhere. I have had similar thing before where something extra loads with the explorer. 1. regedit 2. find explorer.exe 3. F3 through all the places where it finds explorer.exe and check on the righthand side for anything strange(like another program.exe in quotes next to explorer.exe and take that out. be careful when editing the registry and mae sure you have backups.
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  • mallag10
    thanx all....
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