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Windows 7: "Windows explorer has stopped working"

28 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
"Windows explorer has stopped working"

Hi everyone. As soon as I login to windows (7 home premium 32 bit) it tells me "windows explorer has stopped working" and the find solution online seems to do nothing but reset the desktop? Here is the error details:

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: explorer.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7600.16450
Application Timestamp: 4aeba271
Fault Module Name: OLEAUT32.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a5bdaca
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000135e2
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Please let me know if anyone can help with this, thank you.

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28 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 32bit

What Anti-Virus are you using?
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28 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit

I'm using the trial version of Avast.
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28 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64

I'd suggest using shellexview, and disabling all shell extensions that are non-Microsoft. If the problem goes away after doing that, start re-enabling them a few at a time and re-testing to see if the problem returns. If disabling extensions doesn't help, we'll probably need a crash dump of explorer.exe (that won't be easy on startup, but it can be done). Hopefully shellexview will work .
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28 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Do the hardrive test also. When i was getting this exact message a few weeks ago on my laptop...found out my hardrive was shot. Had to get a new one.
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