Is it 'explorer.exe' or 'explorer.exe,' with the comma after exe? RRS feed

  • Question


    I'm in the middle of trying to save my pc and have come across this possible solution:


    "Most likely a damaged or altered registry entry. Clicks start and type
    'regedit' and hit <enter>. Expand the keys at left to reach:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    Click on this key, then locate the shell string in the right pane. Double
    click it, replace the contents with just:





    When I navigate to this, I have "explorer.exe," with the comma. Should I remove it or should I leave it alone?


    My PC is in such a poor state that I'm afraid of making any changes to make it worse. Can anyone answer this for me? Thanks.



    Monday, November 17, 2008 8:29 PM


  • Hi


    The comma should not be there, you can safely remove it.


    Hope this helps.


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 6:45 AM