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It looks to me (several years in IT) like explorer has crashed. If you can try pressing ctrl-alt-del, go to 'start task manager', then file -> new task (run...). Finally type "explorer.exe" in the box that comes up and press enter. You say this is after login, and it happens every few weeks causing you to "loosing much unsafed work already."[sic]. I take ...


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Unless I'm misunderstanding, you're not performing a "clean" shutdown, it's call a Hard shutdown/reset. (Where you press and hold the power button to get it to shut off.) If this is in fact the case your HDD likely has bad sectors on it that can easily be repaired, for free, by using a bootable repair disc, running chkdsk when you can get to the desktop, ...



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