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Windows 7: Files Associations crash explorer ?????

12 Apr 2010   #1
MathieuM68

Seven
 
 
Files Associations crash explorer ?????

Hi.

With my Windows Seven, when going to Control Panel / Programs / Associate un file type or a protocol to a program (translated from French, not sure it is exactly this...), it crashs explorer before the list displays....????

Any advice on how to correct this problem ?

Thanks.


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12 Apr 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You need to look in eventviewer to determine the cause of the crash. Click on Start button, then type (in search box or Run box) "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes). Look in critical errors for explorer.exe crash at the date and time it occurred. Copy and paste what you see.
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13 Apr 2010   #3
MathieuM68

Seven
 
 

Euuuh...Not sure to understand how to use event viewer.....Where must I search for explorer.exe crash ?
If I search in Windows Logs / Application, I found only this :
-System
-Provider[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Winlogon[ Guid] {DBE9B383-7CF3-4331-91CC-A3CB16A3B538}[ EventSourceName] Winlogon
-EventID1002[ Qualifiers] 16384
Version0Level4Task0Opcode0Keywords0x80000000000000-TimeCreated[ SystemTime] 2010-04-13T06:19:59.000000000Z
EventRecordID3061Correlation-Execution[ ProcessID] 0[ ThreadID] 0
ChannelApplicationComputerMathieu-SevenSecurity
-EventData
explorer.exe

With the explanation : (translated from french) : Environement stopped in an unnatented manner, and explorer.exe restarted.
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13 Apr 2010   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Unfortunately, Winlogon is a very generic error that can be caused by any number of things. So its hard to pinpoint from the event log, the reason for the crash.

Try rebooting your computer in safe mode. Then check if the problem still exists. If it doesnt then its probably a 3rd party app or driver rhats responsible.
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13 Apr 2010   #5
MathieuM68

Seven
 
 

Hi.

Same problem in Safe Mode....

Any suggestion ?
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13 Apr 2010   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try a couple of things one by one.

1) Download and scan with malwarebytes antimalware (its freeware).

2) If you have system restore turned on, then try restoring to a point before this problem occurred.

2) If 1) and 2) above do not help, then it looks like the OS is mucked up. So back up your data and do a repair install. Go through this tutorial.

Repair Install
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21 Jul 2012   #7
harryg123

Win 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
I have same problem when I run %windir%\system32\control.exe

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MathieuM68 View Post
With my Windows Seven, when going to Control Panel / Programs / Associate un file type or a protocol to a program (translated from French, not sure it is exactly this...), it crashs explorer before the list displays....????
I have exactly the same problem, except Iím running the ďDefault ProgramsĒ tool (%windir%\system32\control.exe). Here is the result from the critical event viewer:

Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc60d
Faulting module name: ole32.dll, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bdac7
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0002af88
Faulting process id: 0xdf4
Faulting application start time: 0x01cd66ed71164bfe
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\ole32.dll
Report Id: 7a3ce947-d338-11e1-8b52-386077a267dc

I havenít tried to reproduce the error in safe mode (yet). Malwarebytes is courrently running. Also: Iím running Avira antivirus, with Windows firewall.

-Thanks
-Harry
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