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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Crashes Randomly


18 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Windows Explorer Crashes Randomly

I'm running build 7000.

Sometimes, when I click START> All Programs > Accessories, many of the icons of built-in Windows programs like Paint, Calculator, etc. show up as white boxes.

When I try to click on Paint, for example, nothing happens. A few moments later, I would get a message saying - Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working.

I have installed Windows 7 on four different tablet PCs.

I've had this problem on two Dell Latitude XTs and a HP 2710p. My HP tx1000 has been operating perfectly for over a month now.

Has anyone else seen this issue?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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20 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Start>>Search>>eventvwr.msc

Navigate to Application section and find & read all error messages concern explorer.exe
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20 Mar 2009   #3

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

This is a bug in build 7000. Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
This will check for faults.

Another check is chkdsk. Run from the search box in start menu.
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20 Mar 2009   #4

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, I'm having the same problem with explorer crashing.
all the time, can't even end task because task manger seems to be tied in to explorer too. Didn't used to be that way!
I'm having to push a button that I have never had to push before. "RESET"
In fact as I type right now explorer is locked slap up.
So off I go to the button again!
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20 Mar 2009   #5

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
This is a bug in build 7000. Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
This will check for faults.

Another check is chkdsk. Run from the search box in start menu.
OK I did it and then read the log and saw nothing about explorer.
All though I did see a lot of things fix about sidebar,and a few other things.
And I didn't know any thing was wrong most of the things it did fix.
"or break"
who said that? well thanks for the tip!
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29 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flavius View Post
Start>>Search>>eventvwr.msc

Navigate to Application section and find & read all error messages concern explorer.exe
Here is the error message from the event viewer:

The program Explorer.EXE version 6.1.7000.0 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Problem Reports and Solutions control panel.
Process ID: 140
Start Time: 01c9a80015814291
Termination Time: 60000
Application Path: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
Report Id: b7c150c7-13fb-11de-bc42-00226434661e

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Hang
Date: 3/18/2009 4:33:02 PM
Event ID: 1002
Task Category: (101)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: FooBar
Description:
The program Explorer.EXE version 6.1.7000.0 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Problem Reports and Solutions control panel.
Process ID: 140
Start Time: 01c9a80015814291
Termination Time: 60000
Application Path: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
Report Id: b7c150c7-13fb-11de-bc42-00226434661e

Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Application Hang" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">1002</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>101</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-03-18T20:33:02.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>426</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>FooBar</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>Explorer.EXE</Data>
<Data>6.1.7000.0</Data>
<Data>140</Data>
<Data>01c9a80015814291</Data>
<Data>60000</Data>
<Data>C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE</Data>
<Data>b7c150c7-13fb-11de-bc42-00226434661e</Data>
<Binary>55006E006B006E006F0077006E0000000000</Binary>
</EventData>
</Event>

Explorer only crashes AFTER the computer wakes up from sleep or hibernation. It crashes when I try to run a program from the start menu. As I described above, the start menu freezes ... and the message "Explorer has stopped working" pops up.

Help?
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29 Mar 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
This is a bug in build 7000. Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
This will check for faults.

Another check is chkdsk. Run from the search box in start menu.
I ran this check -- results came back negative.


"Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."
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29 Mar 2009   #8

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
This is a bug in build 7000. Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
This will check for faults.

Another check is chkdsk. Run from the search box in start menu.
I did this to my system and it has been a week now and no more freezing so I think it solved it so thanks.
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29 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 
Needed HP Recovery manager for Windows 7

Guys,

i have a HP TX1120us laptop with Windows 7 installed on it.
I downloaded the HP recovery manager, so i can make an image from my computer on a DVD discs, but when i start recovery manager, there is no DVD set creations?

does anyone knows what is the issue?
Thanks
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17 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hello everyone maybe a little late this one but I had the same crashes with me new Windows 7 and I had this also with my win vista... I had this problem for half year!!!
Both where 64bits!!.....

I just figured out that maybe the compatibility of firefox ×86 and windows 64bits don't get along with eachother it can makes windows explorer crash.... this is what I think..

After a half year...deleting firefox and it fixt my issue.

Well, this is an option maybe for others.
Greetings, from DutchLady
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