Explorer Windows has stopped working. Same for the Task Manager.

I have Windows Vista and have had this computer for several years.

I tried to work on something yesterday and I found that all my Office 2007 programs would be would break immediately at the opening, while they were working fine a week ago (the last time we used them).  I ran the diagnostic program came not upward with anything and then installed a bunch of windows updates I received automatically.  When the computer restarts now, I get a window in the corner that says 'Custom settings', then a window appears and says that Windows Explorer has stopped working.  I can ctrl/alt/del and open Manager tasks, but when I try to do no matter what to whom, it also stops working.  I not to download anything so I really don't think it is a virus.

I can't open programs or menus, even if I think I can get a screen of command.  I ran all the tests in the installation disc and did not get any where or the other.

If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it.

Thank you

Mike

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I can show you a workaround until Microsoft fixes their problem.

As soon as you enter the office hit

1-CTRL/ALT/DEL to get into the Task Manager
2. click on the tab Applications (top left corner)
3. click the new button on the task (lower right corner)
4. in the Open box, type explore and click the Enter key
5 do step 3 and 4 once more as quickly as possible

This should stop the process of recycling the error message

After stops in the process recycling, you can leave the Task Manager and minimize the Explorer window.  Also, you should be able to leave the Task Manager and windows Explorer now.  If this is not the case, just keep the Explorer minimized window.

You should now be able to use your computer as usual.

Let me know how it works for you.  If it works well, spread the word.

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