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Windows 7: Windows Explorer keeps crashing despite repair install

10 Mar 2013   #11
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I'm not sure if you ever got this solved - if not, I would scan with WDO:
What is Windows Defender Offline?

And also see if this helps:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup


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10 Mar 2013   #12
gregrocker

 

After checking for infection here are other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

Nothing can compare however to getting a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
which steps are the same for retail.
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10 Mar 2013   #13
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I scanned the thread and didn't see any dump files posted. Did I miss something?

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10 Mar 2013   #14
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
I scanned the thread and didn't see any dump files posted. Did I miss something?

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I'm not sure that this very patient OP (e.g. no bumping) is seeing a BSOD (despite the fact that the post is in the BSOD sub-forum).

My guess is that the OP has an app or infection that is taking down explorer at random times. Would such a crash make dump files?
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11 Mar 2013   #15
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Ops, my misunderstanding. I thought it would since it handles nearly everything on the PC. A program crash will at least show up in the system log. Explorer starts at Windows' boot as part of Session 0 initialization (system) and before any user initialization (Session 1). I guess I need a definition of the OP's term of "crash". Is the system freezing with a screen showing or is it black?

Well, skip that. I see that it's Windows Explorer and not the service Explorer.
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11 Mar 2013   #16
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Dont forget this sub forum used to be crashes and debugging when the OP started the thread, John renamed this sub forum to BSOD recently
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