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Windows 7: Explorer.exe crashes please help!!!!

11 Feb 2011   #1
lightsout

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 
Explorer.exe crashes please help!!!!

Ok I know this is a windows 7 forum but my other desktop is running on xp and this was the only place I knew I could get solid reliable help. The problem is my explorer.exe is giving me a error every time I start my computer. I get the whole send error, don't send error, or debug message. I've been trying to fix this for awhile and I know that all I have to do is make a new copy of explorer.exe and replace the old one but my problem is this. I can't open my computer, or when I open task manager and i click browse it crashes. So can you please help me out here. Maybe a registry fix or a way to force open my computer so I can get to c:/windows. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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11 Feb 2011   #2
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

I have no idea what you are trying to say, but if explorer.exe is getting crash all the time, use this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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11 Feb 2011   #3
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lightsout View Post
Ok I know this is a windows 7 forum but my other desktop is running on xp and this was the only place I knew I could get solid reliable help. The problem is my explorer.exe is giving me a error every time I start my computer. I get the whole send error, don't send error, or debug message. I've been trying to fix this for awhile and I know that all I have to do is make a new copy of explorer.exe and replace the old one but my problem is this. I can't open my computer, or when I open task manager and i click browse it crashes. So can you please help me out here. Maybe a registry fix or a way to force open my computer so I can get to c:/windows. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Follow the above suggestion, if if it fails do a scan of Malwarebytes in safe mode with networking
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11 Feb 2011   #4
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Does it crash only when you visit certain folders?

Like folders with either pictures or video in them?

If so then you have got a bad codec installed for a specific file type and as explorer tryis to open the file to gets it's properties it crashes.

If that is the case you can try uninstlling any codec packages you may have installed, though in general finding and extracting or modifying the priority of a particular problem codec can take some time and deep system spelunking.
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11 Feb 2011   #5
lightsout

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 

I ran a quick scan of malware bytes but I am going to try a full scan in safe mode. I will run sfc/scannow as well. the only problem is I don't have the cd. Will sfc still work? And my task manager crashes if I select browse. And I just can't acesse anything that will let me into my computer. If I select control panel, my computer, docs, ect it crashes.
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11 Feb 2011   #6
lightsout

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 

alright so i ran a full scan in malwarebytes and got nothing. i ran sfc/scannow even though i dont have the cd and it finsihed and just went away, i dont know what that did if it did anything. i really dont want to do a clean install. please any help would be aprreciated
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11 Feb 2011   #7
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Sfc scan now finds and fixes OS corrupted files. There is no need for a clean installation.
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11 Feb 2011   #8
lightsout

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok so I never had a problem with explorer.exe before I installed windows updates. I just fixed the explorer.exe problem
By disabling the file by renaming it. I restarted my comp and everything worked great. Now I just did the updates again and now explorer.exe crashes again. Same problem and I'm back to square one. Any suggestions on what to do?
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