Vista upgrade problem - windows explorer upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Steve S, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S Guest

    I have a Motion 1400.

    I upgraded to Vista using the Microsoft DVD. I did not use the full install.

    Vista comes up but is hung up on searching and finding a solution to a
    problem with Windows Explorer. The computer is unable to do any more than
    stay with this. Let me explain.

    A box appears saying that there is a problem with Windows Explorer and that
    Windows is looking for a solution.

    A minute later, a box comes up saying that the Windows Explorer does not
    work correctly and that Windows was closing this program.

    If I do not click the cancel box, the computer seems to stop. By this, I
    mean that the clock stops.

    When I click the cancel box, the process starts over again and again, and on.

    At the beginning, while Windows looks to correct the problem with Explorer,
    a box appears and asks for the original disc for Office 2003. This was
    installed by the University administrator. I have an Office disc but cannot
    install it on Vista. When I cancel the task, the box does not reappear.

    Only the Windows Explorer box search-for-solution box appears.

    I read on one of your responses a way of getting into the BIOS as a way of
    accessing the Vista DVD for a system install. I have some concern doing this
    without guidance. At my level of expertise, this is not for the faint hearted.

    Is there a solution to this problem such that I can use Vista? Can I do a
    full install of Vista now? If not, how can I go back to XP? Will I have to
    reformat? I hope that I do not have to reformat the computer and reinstall XP.

    Look forward to your wisdom.

    Steve S
     
    Steve S, Jun 27, 2006
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    right click the IE icon on the start menu, then internet properties
    delete browsing history, delete all of the items one by one (cookies,
    forms, history, passwords, etc. etc.)

    restart IE


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    Barb Bowman, Jun 27, 2006
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    Hawken Guest

    I dont think its INTERNET explorer he`s talking about. Its Windows Explorer,
    i got the same problem
     
    Hawken, Jun 28, 2006
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  4. Steve S

    Steve S Guest

    Yes
    The problem is that Vista is hung up on Windows Explorer.
    Hawken, what is your problem?
    Steve
     
    Steve S, Jun 28, 2006
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    Hawken Guest

    My problem is the same as his problem i think. When i try to open anything
    that got to do with windows explorer it restarts. i cant use control panel,
    my documents etc etc.
     
    Hawken, Jun 28, 2006
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  6. Steve S

    Hawken Guest

    ok, never mind. i fixed my problem, i formated my computer and reinstalled
    windows vista, now explorer works fine:)
     
    Hawken, Jun 28, 2006
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  7. Steve S

    Steve S Guest

    I am somewhat of a novice.
    How did you reformat your computer?
    Did you then use the Vista DVD?
    Thanks
    Steve
     
    Steve S, Jun 29, 2006
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    Hawken Guest

    Yes i used the vista DVD. Everything works great now, wow im glad
     
    Hawken, Jun 29, 2006
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    Steve S Guest

    I used the full install of Vista. I am able to use Vista without any
    apparent problems.
    Agree that it is best not to use the upgrade option on the DVD.
     
    Steve S, Jul 1, 2006
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    boy Guest

     
    boy, Sep 27, 2006
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