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Windows 7: Explorer.exe locks up?

05 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Explorer.exe locks up?

My Windows Explorer.exe (not Internet Explorer) locks up anytime I close the lid on my laptop, and then it has to restart explorer which takes about 20 seconds.

it's very annoying, any solution to this problem?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Could you be a little more specific? What do you mean by "locks up"?(sorry but I really don't understand).
Open Reliability Monitor (Start -> Search for Reliability and hit ENTER). There you will see all Explorer.exe errors(if any) Double Click on them an post here the details for the last one at least.
Also, consider creating the following registry key hierarchy in the registry:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\LocalDumps\explorer.exe\
In the explorer.exe key, create a REG_EXPAND_SZ value named DumpFolder and set the data for the value to%systemdrive%\localdumps. Ensure the %systemdrive%\localdumps folder exists, and then cause the crash to happen. There should be a dump file in %systemdrive%\localdumps. Upload the dump file here.

(%systemdrive% is an environment variable representing the system drive, usually C:.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Faulting Application Path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: explorer.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7600.16450
Application Timestamp: 4aebab8d
Hang Signature: 4fcc
Hang Type: 260
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Hang Signature 1: 4fcc730f37135d629527754707091e34
Additional Hang Signature 2: aa06
Additional Hang Signature 3: aa06c4f4d2ab2360efde6fd04076b3ad
Additional Hang Signature 4: 3396
Additional Hang Signature 5: 33966fac58724cf599e701cfea27298b
Additional Hang Signature 6: 3aba
Additional Hang Signature 7: 3abaa48e7b4edf4083f8a297f01b2634

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 959322322
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