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Explorer.exe Stops Working


Double clicking on my computer icon usually displays the explorer page. In my case it hangs for ever and if you shut it down it displays the message explorer stopped working, resets the entire desktop and restarts. Same if i use the windows key + e. What is interesting is that i can see the contents of my computer using the link of my documents without a problem. I have tried turning off indexing, repair using command line sfc /scannow (as administrator) no problem found, and fix it for internet explorer. I would appreciate any help / advise.

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Posted On: 2010-06-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-18 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-12 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Intel core2 email removed for privacy
8gb ram
Windows 7 professional 64 bit


Posted On: 2010-05-13 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-16 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-08 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Here is the info provided by event viewer and reliability monitor:/*faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6. 1. 7600. 16450, time stamp: 0x4aebab8d


Posted On: 2010-06-25 . View Related Posts . . View 17 Replies .

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What exactly is wrong? And how can it be fixed? Thank you so much for your help. As you can see i'm very frustrated and concerned that i just spent a lot of money on something that is not working properly.


Posted On: 2010-01-30 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I did a clean install of windows 7 last friday -formatted hdd and all, so there hasn't been much time for anything bad to happen!


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Posted On: 2009-10-30 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Warning level message:

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Posted On: 2010-04-21 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .