How to Fix “explorer.exe” error in Windows 8
The “explorer.exe” message flashing across your screen, every time you boot up your PC Can be very annoying. No one wants to see that yellow warning sign and an ‘OK’ button with a blank dialog box across the screen, even if one were a tech genius. Although it is easy to click ‘OK’ to remove the message, don’t you want to win the war once and for all?
Don’t fret if you aren’t an expert tech user; using the simple fixes shared below, you could easily get rid of the error, even if you were a beginner.
There can be two reasons behind the “explorer error” error message; one is application error and other the runtime error.
If you are running multiple applications at the same time, or your PC is not sufficiently equipped with resources to handle extensive multitasking, or if the hard disk or the driver application is damaged – there are chances that you get the “explorer.exe” error. Virus infection is also a prominent reason that can trigger the “explorer.exe” error message on your machine. Fixing this issue is pretty easy once you know the exact cause.
Before you start troubleshooting the issue, here’s a brief synopsis of why this error may have occurred on your Windows 8 PC in the first place. The problem arises due to an incorrect data loaded in one of the registry key called ‘Load’. This is the holder of programs that put their startup commands to initiate every time you boot up your PC. Due to the malicious acts of some virus or Trojan or due to a corrupt startup program, incorrect instructions get loaded in this key leading to “explorer.exe” error.
There are two methods to fix this error. The easier method is to download any professional registry repair tool which can fix this error for you. For those who want to take control of the situation in their own hands, follow the steps below:
- Press Windows+R to open the run the dialog box. Now, pen the registry editor by typing “regedit.exe” in run dialog box.
- Look for the location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows
- Click on the Windows key on the left pane to expand its contents in the right pane.
- Look for the registry string named “Load” and delete it by right clicking the “load” string in the left pane.
- Now, exit from the registry editor and restart the system.
This method generally resolves the issue. However, if the issue persists, you can always go back to the professional registry repair tool to do it for you. There are a number of third party free and paid tools for registry repair. You can use ‘Free Window Registry Repair’ or ‘CCleaner’ for startups also to fix this error.
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