Startup opening infinite file explorer folders

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    Startup opening infinite file explorer folders

    I was cleaning my PC and turned it off beforehand. After cleaning it, I turned it back on and logged in to find that file explorer keeps opening, no matter what I do. I tried safe mode, sfc/scannow didn’t do anything. I don’t know if I’ll be able to include a picture or video of the problem. I hope it’s not a hardware problem.
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    Unplug keyboard and mouse ... and see whether the problem persists.
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    I did try that, I thought it was a key stuck, but no.
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    As soon as I open the desktop, it opens 4-5 folders per second along with a cmd window and doesn’t stop until it freezes up and I need to sign out, restart or shutdown through ctrl+alt+del
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    Does no one know how to fix this? Do I have to reset my computer?
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    I can’t even reset the PC, what do I do?
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    Can anyone reply?
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  8. lehnerus2000's Avatar
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.1 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM

    If you have some Restore Points and an install disc/USB, you could try to restore your system to an earlier date.

    I assume you don't have any Backup Images (e.g. Macrium Reflect Images)?
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    If you can navigate the computer in Windows, Go to Settings/Update and Security/Recovery/Advance Startup/Restart Now. Try to restart in Safe Mode.
    You can also try to do a System Restore to a time before this happened.
    If you can't navigate the computer in Windows, do you have a Windows installer DVD or USB? If so, boot off of that and choose your Language then Repair Your Computer and do a Startup Repair.
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