my webcam killed my windows explorer

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    guimauve53 New Member

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    [SOLVED!] my webcam killed my windows explorer

    [SOLVED!!!!!!!!]

    I was installing my new logitech webcam when my desktop disappeared. My icons and start button and taskbar, all gone!

    I restarted the computer and my icons reappear temporarily. Then a message shows up saying that "windows explorer has stopped working" and all is gone again. Help!

    I can still use my task manager to launch new programs (like the firefox browser i'm using to write this.) But I would like to get my desktop back.

    Help
     
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    guimauve53 New Member

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    Fixed it!

    Wow, this new windows is solid.
    I used the task manager activate my firefox and look online and find solutions. Nothing presented itself right away.

    Then I thought a bit, and common sense told me that if something wasen't working, it's probably because of the webcam I just installed. Therefore, I shut down all the processes that were labelled : camera, webcam or logitech.

    Then I used the task manager's run option to relaunch >explorer.exe
    That worked. I uninstalled and re-installed.
    To re-install my webcam, I simply used the plug and play feature instead of using the CD that came with it. I was able to find all the drivers online and it works fine now.
     

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