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Windows 7: windows explorer keeps crashing and searching for a solution windows 7

31 Aug 2012   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

WIN | type MSCONFIG | ENTER | STARTUP tab |
Uncheck ALL

REBOOT!

You have just told Win 7 to not run unchecked programs at start up time.

You have not disabled the programs. They will be run when needed.

WIN = key with the Microsoft logo on top


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31 Aug 2012   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

CCLEANER | TOOLS icon | STARTUP tab | SCHEDULED TASKS tab |
Use DISABLE button to disable ALL except for:
Script:
Adobe Flash Player Updater    Adobe Systems Incorporated    C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
CCleanerSkipUAC    Piriform Ltd    
"C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe" $(Arg0)
SidebarExecute    Microsoft Corporation    C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /addGadget 
Close CCleaner.


REBOOT!


You have not disabled any programs. You have disabled the scheduled running.
Later, after your system is running smoothly, you may reenable desired programs.
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31 Aug 2012   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

UNINSTALL

Script:
AVG 2012    AVG Technologies    8/30/2012        2012.0.2197
Java
(TM6 Update 30    Oracle    2/4/2012    95.1 MB    6.0.300
Norton Security Suite    Symantec Corporation    2
/9/2012        5.2.2.3
XFINITY Toolbar        2
/9/2012    651 KB    3.5.1.10
µTorrent        5
/6/2012        3.1.3 


REBOOT

Uninstall anything Java.
When and if a program needs Java, then you will be prompted to download the latest version which is Version 7. All previous versions have some serious security flaws. This is advice from Oracle, the makers of your Java software.

Get rid of all of your anti-virus, anti-malware, firewall software.
The three products you have listed there are trouble sources, especially AVG and the XFinity. Older versions of Norton and the free version are also notorious offenders.

Install and use ONLY MSE, Microsoft Security Essentials.
Link for MSE in my signature.

µTorrent must go while we are diagnosing your problem. This point is not discussable


REMOVAL OF P2P PROGRAMS

There are signs of one or more P2P (Peer to Peer) File Sharing Programs on your computer.

As long as you are using any form of P2P networking to download files, you can anticipate malware infestations.

References citing the risk of using P2P programs:

Malware: Help prevent the Infection
Perils of P2P File Sharing
How to Prevent the Online Invasion of Spyware and Adware
The Hidden Security Risks of P2P Traffic


I strongly recommend that you uninstall:
µTorrent
BitTorrent
Vuze


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31 Aug 2012   #14
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I've seen where a corrupt media file can crash explorer.
The OP shows DIVX faulting.

Can the file(s) causing the issue be copied to another PC to see if they cause a problem?
Maybe try re-installing DIVX or try a different version?
Did the problem just start with recently downloaded file(s)?
Were file(s) causing issues downloaded via Torrent?
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31 Aug 2012   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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31 Aug 2012   #16
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
+1 - I agree!
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31 Aug 2012   #17
Bumpkin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The external drive may have problems.

Why not try running dskchk /r or the manufacturer's diagnostics on the external drive?
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