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Windows 7: Windows Explorer keeps restarting

16 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Windows Explorer keeps restarting

Hello Friends

I am currently experiencing consistent restarting of Windows Explorer on my PC. To find out the error which is causing this, I need to access task manager, which is also unavailable (greyed out when I right click on the task bar). By accessing the task manager, I hoped to stop the windows explorer process.

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16 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

Can you use a "System Restore" point (or HDD image) to restore your PC to a time before your problem started?

Alternatively you could open the "Command Prompt" and execute:
sfc /scannow
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)

If you still have to troubleshoot after a System Restore or File Check/Repair, I have had success using ShellExView (Shell Extension Viewer from Nirsoft) to selectively Disable Windows Explorer shell extensions. I typically would disable all 3rd party extensions, observing whether Explorer crashes, and if it does not then I re-enable these one-by-one as I need them until the problem reappears again.
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16 Jan 2012   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

it could well be a malware problem - viruses often disable task manager so they are difficult to get rid of.

try downloading and running malwarebytes - the free version is enough and very good at killing viruses.
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16 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 home premium x64

There are 2 of this post, I replied in the first one.
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