CyberSolutions: Fix “Explorer.EXE” Error On Windows 8 Start Up

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fix “Explorer.EXE” Error On Windows 8 Start Up

In Windows 8, recently we faced an weird issue regarding Explorer. Actually, this is due to the changes made to registry values. OK, lets talk about this issue in detail. In case you’re getting this error, you’ll we be treated with “Explorer.EXE”, an exclamation mark prompt at every start up of Windows 8. Here is that one:

At the first sight, I didn’t understand what has caused the issue. The problem became more intricate, since there is no error code or any kind of message. Then how to fix this? After, microscopically examining the activities of issued computer, I concluded that the error was shown due to incorrect registry keys.
But finding the incorrect registries was not a simple task. However, if you examine the current version related key, the way to solve this issue becomes straight. So without wasting any more time, lets share the fix:

FIX : “Explorer.EXE” Error Using Registry Editor

1. Press Windows Key + R and put regedit.exe in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor. Click OK.

2. Navigate to this location:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

3. In the left pane of this registry location, took the ownership of Windows key using this method or using RegOwnershipEx.
4. Now highlight the Windows key in the left pane and in the right pane look for the registry string (REG_SZ) named Load as shown in screenshot above. The Value data of this registry is the root cause of this issue. Right click over Load and select Delete. Close the Registry Editor and reboot the machine.

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