Boot failure error in Dell XPS 9100

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I am using Dell XPS 9100 with Windows 7 operating system and it worked fine till now.

From yesterday, it has kept getting stuck and after booting I am unable to see the desktop icons but the toolbar is present. I have rebooted several times and most of the times the reboot is failing and asking to press F1 to Reboot again. Also, I am feeling that the CPU fan sound is more than normal.

Why it is happening? What is the problem? Is this a problem with BIOS? Any suggestions will be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Boot failure error in Dell XPS 9100


This problem is occurring because explorer.exe is not loaded properly. Beside this may be some of viruses has changed the files attribute set as Hidden and changed the Setting of appropriate registry settings. To fix this issue:

1. At first try Automatic Fixit. Download Unhidetoo.exe. then run this unhidden tool.

2. Also you can fix it manually:

a) Press “Ctrl+alt+Delete” key.

b) In the task manager click on “Processes” and search for “Explorer.exe” in the list and click on “End process”.


c) Go to “File” >>click on “New Task (Run…)


d) Type “explorer.exe”>>hit Enter.


3. If not work try this procedure:

a) Press “Windows+R”.

b) In the run program type “regedit” and hit Enter.

c) In the “Registry Editor” program follow this folder path route
HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE / SOFTWARE / Microsoft / WINDOWS NT / CurrenVersion / Winlogon

d) Click on “Winlogon” >>from right side pane double click on “Shell”.

e) In the “Value Data Edit” box, type “Explorer.exe” and click “OK”.

f) Now restart your PC.

4. If not work also you can try this:

a) Right click on “Clean Area” of desktop.

b) Click on “View” >> “Show Desktop Icons”>> make it uncheck.

After that I am sure your desktop icons will back.

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