problems with explorer.exe

hey guys,
I spent 3 hours trying to fix this explorer.exe problem. when i start my computer a message appears "windows explorer needs to shut down or restart".then the only thing i have is my icons or task bar. The only way i can access anything thing is through task manager. I've tried almost all the you tube solutions and nothing worked. I did were i have to check the shell has the correct named explorer.exe it did. However when retyped it as Explorer.exe and then everything popped up but only lasted about 1 min. I seen other solution but required the win 7 disk which i don't have. , I
Someone please help, I give up. I"m usally good at fixing these kind of things but this one made me tap out. thanks guys.
Toshiba satelliteA505
i7 core
4gb memeory
64 bit os


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Can you start in safe mode? Have you run or can you run any anti-virus programs?

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