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Explorer.exe not launching when booting Win 8

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    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Explorer.exe not launching when booting Win 8

    Everytime I boot up Windows 8 Pro x64, explorer.exe process doesn't launch automatically as it should.Thus, all I get is a black screen, and I need to manually start it on task manager.

    I've already tried the registry fix (setting "Shell" key in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon as "explorer.exe", but the value was already "explorer.exe").What can I do in order to boot Windows 8 with explorer.exe starting as it should?Thanks.

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Explorer.exe not launching when booting Win 8
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