After the banner.

After the banner.

As I wrote a couple of months ago. the banner on the deskOne of the most common reasons people seek computer help is to be told that their computer is locked and ask you to send money or text messages. I have also described some ways to remove the banner from your desktop.

However, after removing the banner using special utilities or LiveCDs, several users wonder how to restore Windows, because after booting the operating system, they see blank black screen or wallpaper instead of desktop.

The appearance of a black screen after deleting a banner is caused by the fact that when deleting the malicious code from the registry, the program used to heal the computer, for some reason did not record the data about the launch of the Windows shell - Explorer .exe.

Reset the computer to operation

To get your computer working properly again, after it has started (not completely, but the mouse pointer will already be visible), press Ctrl + Alt + Del. Depending on the version of your operating system, you will see the Manager Tasks immediately, or you can choose to start it from the menu that appears.

In Windows Task Manager, select "File" from the menu bar, then "New Task (Run)" or "Run New Task" in Windows 8. In the dialog box that appears, type regedit and press Enter. This will launch the Windows registry editor.

In the editor, we have to review the following sections:

  1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / Software / Microsoft / Windows NT / Current Version / Winlogon /
  2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER / Software / Microsoft / Windows NT / Current Version / Winlogon /

In the first of the sections, make sure the Shell parameter is set to Explorer.exe, and if it isn't, change it to the correct value. To do this, right-click on the Shell name in the registry editor and select Modify.

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For the second section, the actions are slightly different: go into it and see: If the Shell entry is there, delete it, it shouldn't be there. Close the registry editor. Restart your computer and everything should work.

If the task manager does not start

It may happen that after removing the banner, the task manager does not start. In this case I recommend using bootable discs, such as Hiren's bootable CDs and the remote registry editors available on them. This will be covered in a later article. It is worth mentioning that the problem described above does not usually occur to those who remove the banner from the beginning using the registry, without resorting to additional software.