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Windows explorer disappeared?

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Ok, I was working on a friends compy and his windows explorer somehow disappeared. We now have to start programs through windows task manager browsing for the file in program files. There is no icons on his desktop, and his start bar/desktop bar is gone. When we go to run explorer.exe, it flashes the startbar and taskbar but then goes away. The only program he was using was wallpaper slideshow changer. I attached a pic of what his desktop looks like. (note how the start menu is gone, along with the bar)
    
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Have you tried booting to safe mode to see if it works?
Once there run AD-Aware too!
    
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Ok, I tried booting in safe mode, and the explorer didn't appear. Same simptoms as above.
    
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Hit Crtl-Alt-Delete to bring up Task Manager.. Choose File>New Task & type in Explorer.exe & see what happens.

If it doesn't show, try doing "End Task" on every running process that you can in the task manager, then repeat above.

If nothing appears, you probably have some kind of corruption with your OS, but for the sake of doing so, google Trend Micro Housecall & run that... Hopefully, it'll pick up the bad guy & eliminate it.
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