Windows 8 – Empty Explorer.EXE Window Opens on Boot

KB ID 0000893 


After cleaning an infected Windows 8 machine, I was faced with an empty Explorer.EXE window with just a warning triangle like this every time the PC booted.

Empty Explorer.EXE Window


It was being caused by a piece of junk that was left in the registry.

1. Press Windows Key+R > type regedit {Enter} > The registry editor will open.

2. Navigate to;

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWindows

3. Check the the existence of a string named ‘Load’ > If it exists, delete it and reboot to test.

Registry Auto Load Key

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Author: Migrated

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