This had happened to me before but I was able to recover from it after some time, uninstalling IP, Window Blinds and then reinstalling them again after an update I believed resolved the problem. The way it came about was right after I had downloaded a set of icons, in this case the Aqualix icon set, and applied them to my system. As soon as the icons started to refresh explorer began to crash, reload, crash, reload...
I had to manually terminate explorer to stop this cycle. I restarted the system but explorer.exe continued this crash reload cycle. I have scanned my system for corrupted files, unloaded window blinds and windows fX, reverted to the default icons, had my registry scanned again for corrupt entries, but still when I restart XP i get the crash reload explorer.exe cycle. I had been running all the latest stable releases of WB, IP, FX and Object Dock. No beta's for me.
Short of doing a system restore and having to go through the uninstallation of window blinds and other SD apps, what else do you suggest? I don't think I will be installing these apps again if this is how my system will be affected. I am losing to many hours of work in this nonsense,
I appreciate any of your help.