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Windows 7: Explorers not closing cleanly

28 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 64bit RTM
Explorers not closing cleanly

Anyone else having this issue?? I haven't read about it anywhere, but it's pretty annoying

build 7000 & 7100.. explorer.exe windows just do not always shutdown fully. I'm not sure entirely what causes it, maybe move operations, as I do a lot of them. I can pretty much open an explorer window, and close it right away, and the explorer.exe process remains in task manager. I can keep doing this and continue to generate new processes that never fully close.

My primary explorer is taking up 49880Kb. The two explorer windows that I opened and closed are still open hours later @ 14500kb and 12500kb... all of them 0% cpu.. so they're not really "processing" anything. They're just still open

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28 Apr 2009   #2


Its not closing some handles to specific object's so it cant exit, even killing the process will not release all the resource's and handles that its using because Explorer is Native code... Its been a reoccurring bug since before Windows 7 was released as Beta, hopefully they will have these last few leaks fixed with the RC build or just afterwords
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29 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7 64bit RTM

Is there no easy way to SEND FEEDBACK about 7100 to Microsoft? The hanging explorer issue, as well as this new one I get from time to time.. Sometimes I am unable to drag anything. I can't right click to bring up menus in explorer, and I can't drag files or icons around into different folders. Explorer & the start menu have done it (at the same time). I've had it happen twice.

Surely microsoft doesn't think the release is perfect..
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