Windows explorer is crashing over and over

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Help and Support' started by fri3ndlygiant, Apr 30, 2016.

?

Have you heard of this issue before?

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. No

    1 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. fri3ndlygiant

    fri3ndlygiant New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Whenever I try to open windows explorer, after about 5 seconds the window freezes up and so does the taskbar, until I restart windows explorer in task manager. This happens every time I open it and now I can't use windows explorer. Also, I think this happened on a day when I took apart my desktop to clean some dust out, and I don't know how, but I was thinking that it could be related to the fact that I took my graphics card out for a bit? I check and I have the latest drivers for my gpu also. Please if you know ANYTHING, please reply.
     
  2. holdum333

    holdum333 Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2016
    Messages:
    1,244
    Likes Received:
    147
  3. fri3ndlygiant

    fri3ndlygiant New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have tried system restore and it did not help, and I don't really want to factory reset. Also, I am not having any other problems that I can see.
     
  4. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    31,829
    Likes Received:
    1,565
    Hi,
    I doubt it's linked to you removing the gpu but you just never know. It sounds more like you have some corruption or malware, try running these scans:
    File scans
    Right click on the Start menu icon and from the revealed list choose 'admin command prompt'. Type:
    sfc /scannow
    press enter and await results

    In the same command prompt and after the above scan has finished type:
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    Press enter and await results (longer this time).

    If the first scan found files it could not repair but the second scan is successful, run the first scan again using the same command prompt box and this time it should repair the files found.

    Check you don't have anything nasty lurking about:
    Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software
     
    holdum333 likes this.
  5. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2015
    Messages:
    2,410
    Likes Received:
    363
    #5 Neemobeer, May 1, 2016
    Last edited: May 1, 2016
  6. fri3ndlygiant

    fri3ndlygiant New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll try this right now
     
  7. fri3ndlygiant

    fri3ndlygiant New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    This was the smallest file it made, all of the other ones were a couple gigabytes and they were too big to upload
     

Share This Page

Loading...