Quote: Originally Posted by CupofDice
A lot of people I have discovered within the last few days have had a problem with right clicking in explorer, causing it to crash. This occurs of Vista, and 7 (7100 atleast) when you install an app, and it installs a context menu shortcut or whatever.
The simple way to get rid of the crashing is by going to "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ ContextMenuHandlers" in regedit.exe, backing up the whole ConxtentMenuHandlers folder, and then start deleting all of them one by one (you can start with the ones you've been meaning to get rid of anyway
) and continuously testing the right click. Be careful not to click on an actual folder when opening of explorer after the crash because for me that seemed to solve the problem temporarily. Instead just open up your username folder and right click on a file until it stops. Of course import the Context folder after you find it, test explorer once again by right clicking to make sure you found the problem, and delete the file that caused the problem.
Hopefully this helps someone.
i was having this problem when Right-clicking a file on the Desktop and selecting "Scan with Kaspersky" .. my explorer would crash..
your tutorial did the trick ..
took me a few times of trial and error ..
Windows 7 had a few unnecessary, blank, registry keys ..
there were a few doubles
now my WinZip actually shows up in explorer context menu and works .. before i had to launch WinZip and extract or archive within WinZip
long story short..
i deleted everything not needed..
and now no more "Explorer has crashed" error..
Also would like to mention that this problem is also persistent for people with Intel Chipsets which i have.. that would cause "Explorer has Crashed" to appear randomly..
to fix that . . download the new Intel Chipset Drivers
just released specifically for Windows 7 .. http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...Chipset+Family
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver
for Windows 7 x86 x64 v126.96.36.199.1872
Hope my experience with this issue will help others ...
- a big thanks to "CupofDice
" for this wonderful post !!!
I just did a clean install as the problem came back and even more frequently..
Now i have no problems !!!
I have realized it's not Windows that is causing these errors ...
In my case.. i had "Windows 7 Manager" and did a Registry Scan .. it found over 600 so-called "errors" .. and i went ahead and had "Windows 7 Manager" "fix" them .. LoL
Well that's when i started to have these "explorer has crashed" issues..
I just did a clean install last night..
and did tests after tests by right-clicking everything and everywhere possible..
Everything working perfect for me now. ..