|02 Mar 2011||#1|
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Windows Explorer Crashes periodically.
Hi all. I know this may be complicated (it is to me ) but I was hoping someone may have a solution as it's extremely annoying.
I'm running an HP DV6700 (DV6885SE) laptop with win 7 Pro 32 bit installed. When I first start the machine there's a 100% chance that Windows Explorer will crash if I right click on "Computer" (which I have on my desktop, not a short cut) or "Recycle Bin" (also not a short cut).
But, If I first right click on my Documents (shortcut on desktop) before right clicking Computer or recycle then all runs fine. This problem happens at start up 100% of the time and it will also happen if the machine has been idle for a couple hours or so. The error I get in the system log at the times of the crashes is:
"The HomeGroup Provider service depends on the Function Discovery Provider Host service which failed to start because of the following error: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it"
When I go to services and try to start "The HomeGroup Provider service" (which is set to automatic) I get the message. "Windows could not start the HomeGroup Provider service on local computer. Error: 1068. The dependency service or group failed to start".
Once again, I know this may be a very complex problem but I'm hoping that someone with a lot more smarts than me can point me in the right direction as I have no images to fall back on before this problem started.
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|04 Mar 2011||#4|
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They're listed below, don't pay any mind to the "unknown" lines. They dont represent programs.
ps: I'm not a :dude"
Acronis True Image Home
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
Adobe Reader 8
avast! Free Antivirus
CyberLink PowerDVD 10
Everio MediaBrowser HD Edition 2.02.108 [english]
Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder (2.0.25149)
Java Auto Updater
Java(TM) 6 Update 23
LightScribe System Software
LightScribe Template Designs - 9 to 5 Pack 1
LightScribe Template Designs - Life Events Pack 1
LightScribe Template Designs - Music Pack 1
LightScribe Template Labeler
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (English)
Mozilla Firefox (3.6.13)
3.6.13 (en-US) Unknown
Real Alternative 2.0.2
TuneUp Utilities 2011
Windows Live Mail
Wise Registry Cleaner 5.9.1
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