Explorer.exe Crashing

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by Cotswold, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Cotswold

    Cotswold New Member

    Jan 7, 2010
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    Hi people :p

    I've had a quick browse of the forum and haven't found any similar threads, but do link me if there are any.

    Basically since about 4 days ago, Windows Explorer has started crashing every 5 minutes, (Event Viewer shows it happening around 10 times an hour). The taskbar will be unresponsive and a double click will bring up "Windows Explorer is not responding" and I choose to restart. Then that gives me 5-ish minutes of normal use before it occurs again.

    I've System Restored to before my last Windows Update (01/01/2010) and it's still happening.

    What programs can I run to try and establish what the problem is? I'm about to run Spybot to see if anything dodgy comes up.

    Help much appreciated.

  2. busydog

    busydog New Member

    Feb 11, 2009
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    Can't promise a fix but this utility fixed my problem which was identical to yours. http://www.winvistaclub.com/e11.html

    Just remove and add context entries until you find the one that is causing you problems.
  3. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

    Jan 26, 2009
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    Go TO Start > Run, and type msconfig. Uncheck all entries except for your anti-virus software spyware detector, and personal firewall if you have one.

    Do you recall making any major changes to the system or did you install any new software?

    Please look over the similar threads at the bottom of this page.
    #3 reghakr, Jan 9, 2010
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010

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