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Windows 7: Explorer Crash after installing "TakeOwnership.reg"

12 Sep 2014   #11
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Suggestion

I looked at your crash dump and can't guarantee to fix the problem but here's something to try for a start.##

If I'm correct - you have Spybot S&D installed.

There might be an issue with Spybot S&D shell integration (right click menu).

Open Spybot (right click on icon and "Run as Administrator")
Click "Advanced User Mode"
Select Settings and click "System Integration" tab
Uninstall "Windows Explorer Integration"
Click "Apply" and "Ok".
You can also launch settings using the icon in the System Tray.

Reboot when done and see if that fixed it!

Edit: If the above doesn't work - downloaad the latest version of Autoruns

Autoruns for Windows v12.03

Extract the files to a folder on your desktop and from that folder find autoruns.exe - right click and choose "run as administrator"

When the scan has finished click the Save button and save as a text file (.txt)

Explorer Crash after installing "TakeOwnership.reg"-save-autoruns-output-file.jpg

Upload it and attach it to your next post.




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12 Sep 2014   #12
ThereWasADream

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Thank you, I do have Spybot S&D. As soon as I get home I will do as you say and let you know what happens. Incidentally, Autoruns is one of the programs that I recently used to try and fix the registry myself. I will have to redownload it, though, as I had trouble with it not functioning as I expected and I uninstalled it.
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12 Sep 2014   #13
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Autoruns

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThereWasADream View Post
Thank you, I do have Spybot S&D. As soon as I get home I will do as you say and let you know what happens. Incidentally, Autoruns is one of the programs that I recently used to try and fix the registry myself. I will have to redownload it, though, as I had trouble with it not functioning as I expected and I uninstalled it.
Autoruns doesn't require installation. You just download the "Autoruns.zip" and extract to a folder on your desktop and run the executable from there. A new version was released yesterday.

It you can't get it to work don't worry too much. I just wanted to get a look at the entries that show what's integrating with Explorer shell. (Other than Spybot) - There are other ways of finding this information.
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12 Sep 2014   #14
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

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but I am pretty sure it doesn't have any reg files attached
Pretty much all Windows-based programs will write to the Registry when they install although the User will not actually see it being done and there'll not be any .reg files in the program's Folder.
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12 Sep 2014   #15
ThereWasADream

Windows 7 64x
 
 

THANK YOU to Callender and +9001 internet points as well! Removing the explorer integration from Spybot S&D totally fixed the issue. I was wrong about the registry hack ruining explorer...it's just what made me notice the issue in the first place.
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12 Sep 2014   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.
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14 Sep 2014   #17
ThereWasADream

Windows 7 64x
 
 

I should also say thank you to everyone else who was helping me - you taught me a lot even if you didn't directly fix the problem.
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