Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4
windows xp SP2 ...
thanks in advance
any comments or questions would be most helpfull
As one who regularly crashes explorer.exe customising my desktop,let me try and explain howto solve your problem.
Using the task manager(CTRL+ALT+DEL)you can browse to XP's "backup" of explorer.exe by Applications tab,and click the New Task button.Its
Usually "hidden" by XP.There should also be another explorer.exe in the SP-2 $**Uninstall*******$ folders.If your system files are hidden(most are)then use run and type in "%systemroot%\system32\dllcache" without the quotes,and look for explorer.exe.Copy it to C\Windows(having 1st used Task Manager to stop the damaged explorer.exe running Processes tab/Explorer.exe highlighted,and End Task Button)delete the C\Windows\explorer.exe and paste the DllCache into its place.Then,you should be able to use Applications/New Task/Browse to restart the explorer.exe and be back to as before.
If you still have the same trouble,then its XP's System File Protection stopping you mess with system files,and you will need to run SFC /SCANNOW with XP CD in Drive.This can be typed into Run Box,via task manager. :-)
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