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 + R and put regedit.exe in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.
2. Navigate to this location:
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.
Hope this helps!