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Windows 7: Explorer.exe and Excel constantly unresponsive

06 Nov 2011   #11
strike3test

Windows Pro 64
 
 

Which OS, what version of office & when does it happen will help for start

I have bailed out few users having same issue but I had some info on hand like OS & Office version & also what triggers the issue like opening file over network or a specific file which causes this.


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06 Nov 2011   #12
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

actually it's entirely possible we just fixed your problem. If you get another blue screen you should find a file in c:\windows\minidump
Zip and upload it if it's created.
I think we may have reassigned cpl's and fixed your problem just with that though.
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06 Nov 2011   #13
Camokid

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit SP1
 
 
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MS Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit SP1

For excel it happens everytime I try to SaveAs, and sometime when I open excel.
For explorer, it happens when I try to open any window in explorer from the sstart menu or from my desktop, whenever I right click on anything on the start menu, when I open the start menu, or when I search for files. The problems with excel are consistent (freezes every time I try to SaveAs but not every time i open it) while the problems with explorer are less consistent (seems t happen every other time to every third time i try to open something). Nothing else stops working while this happens eaither, I can type documents and surf the net while explorer.exe is unresponsive, and I can even switch between applications using windowskey+tab, but everything else (desktop, task bar, start menue and any explorer windows) remains frozen.
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06 Nov 2011   #14
Camokid

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit SP1
 
 
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Since i've restarted explorer.exe has only frozen once (huge improvement), but the desktop is still refreshing everytime i close a window. Also, excel still locks-up everytime i try to SaveAs...so I am still only getting school work done with recovered files and auto-save copies, which i can't actually save...There is noticable improvement, however.
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06 Nov 2011   #15
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

lets just try repairing the excel install now.
HOW TO: Install or Repair Microsoft Excel Features in Excel 2000
steps are little different for newer versions but that should point to how.

Wouldn't hurt to run this again either.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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07 Nov 2011   #16
Camokid

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit SP1
 
 
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Exel now works (thanks so much I can do timework now) but sfc.scannow didn't find anything and I'm still having trouble with explorer.exe
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07 Nov 2011   #17
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
following that will give me a copy of the application logs, it's possible I can find something there to explain explorer.
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07 Nov 2011   #18
Camokid

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit SP1
 
 
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Here it is.

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit SP1. Not sure about previous 0S or OEM or not cause I'm not the original owner
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07 Nov 2011   #19
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Not a ton of help just full of apphangs.
Something I did notice though, how many security/firewall programs are you running?
I see true suite I see norton, I see comodo.
It's looks like a ton of them have been stacked up on each other.
You should clean them all out and then pick just one.
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07 Nov 2011   #20
Camokid

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit SP1
 
 
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All I've got now is norton, and so far there's been no freezing since (crossed finger). However, the desktop still refreshes everytime i close an explorer window (not a bad thing...but odd) and I can't right click on anything in the start menu without the start menu closing followed by the desktop refreshing.

I've also started getting a warning from Symantic Endpoint protection:

A Potential threat has been detected on your computer

An attempted Hostfile change has been detected
Location:
c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe

Should I allow or block this when it pops up? It's recommended for me to block it, but is there a chance blocking it is causing my problems?
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