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Windows 7: Right Click on desktop causing Explorer.exe crash!!!

23 Nov 2009   #131
Andy1

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I have this exactly same crashing problem, but in addition I have problems with .net applications, for example keepass password safe will crash with .net error after indeterminate time, it works well until that and also few other softwares that use it. I have not been able to diagnose this one further but would like to know if anyone else has this in addition to the explorer.exe crashing?


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23 Nov 2009   #132
DickFalcon

Win7 x64
 
 

Yep. PC just froze on me again about 20mins ago. Was watching a tv show and it froze about halfway in, had to manually restart.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Smiley View Post
Windows Features section of Program & Features and turned off IE 8 (and Media Centre & DVD Maker BTW)
I applied these settings and also turned off Tablet PC Components & Windows Gadget Platform.

I'll post back in a day or so and let you know if its been any more stable.

Thanks for advice mr. : )
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23 Nov 2009   #133
papahood

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lucky098 View Post
I mentioned about Firefox 3.5 with private browsing switch off also i didnt noticed Kaspersky also fix the problems as well (I used KIS 2010 with version 736) and add critical fix with "a" on it so think it fix the problem - it hasnt been any crashing for few days seem it now sort it out. Look like there some software you install that need to fix the patch like AV or anything else but still need to get some fix from Microsoft as well so maybe come up soon.
Oddly enough after having switched off private browsing in firefox i haven't had a single crash yet..i thought i tried all the fixes but must have overlooked this one and so far so good....i will keep you posted if it continues to work..btw I am running avast.
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23 Nov 2009   #134
Mr Smiley

 
 

If you're not willing to turn off IE 8 completely, start by going into IE 8's Manage Addons section and disable the 'Research' and 'Discuss' addons and see if that makes a difference.

I'd also recommend you turn off Media Centre completely ... I don't think too many of you would be upset about that one including the MS Tech Engineer I'm in ongoing discussions with who also recommended I turn off UAC completely LOL!

I'm still convinced it has something to do with IE 8, sorry I can't offer a more technical reason as to why.

I know it's too early to claim a fix after making these changes only three days ago, however, after six or seven clean installs over the last week or so on a brand new custom built system, I had the DllHost.exe stop working every time within the first day both before and after reinstalling all of my software applications.

I'm currently running Firefox 3.5.5, ESET's Smart Security 4, MalwareBytes, Windows Defender, and IObit Security, and as of 9:00am this morning my Reliability History still remains at '10' and everything appears to be remarkably stable.

I should also point out that with this latest install, which I believe will be my last, I have followed Black Viper's recommendations with regards to tweaking the administrative services.

Once again, let's hope as a team we have, or can, put this baby to bed!

Neil
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23 Nov 2009   #135
Warhaven

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Whelp, I've narrowed my computer's problem down to coming out of sleep. Computer will work fine from a cold boot, but if I put my PC to sleep and then wake it up, Explorer becomes unstable in the usual fashion (random ntdll halts and right-click desktop crashes).
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23 Nov 2009   #136
belikexp

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Smiley View Post
If you're not willing to turn off IE 8 completely, start by going into IE 8's Manage Addons section and disable the 'Research' and 'Discuss' addons and see if that makes a difference.

I'd also recommend you turn off Media Centre completely ... I don't think too many of you would be upset about that one including the MS Tech Engineer I'm in ongoing discussions with who also recommended I turn off UAC completely LOL!

I'm still convinced it has something to do with IE 8, sorry I can't offer a more technical reason as to why.

I know it's too early to claim a fix after making these changes only three days ago, however, after six or seven clean installs over the last week or so on a brand new custom built system, I had the DllHost.exe stop working every time within the first day both before and after reinstalling all of my software applications.

I'm currently running Firefox 3.5.5, ESET's Smart Security 4, MalwareBytes, Windows Defender, and IObit Security, and as of 9:00am this morning my Reliability History still remains at '10' and everything appears to be remarkably stable.

I should also point out that with this latest install, which I believe will be my last, I have followed Black Viper's recommendations with regards to tweaking the administrative services.

Once again, let's hope as a team we have, or can, put this baby to bed!

Neil
You can uninstall IE8. I turned off all the accelerators.

UAC is off.


What is the Reliability History ? Is this located in Windows 7?
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23 Nov 2009   #137
Mr Smiley

 
 

Hi BeLikeXP

Yes, you can turn IE8 off completely (and Media Centre & DVD Maker if you wish).

Go to Start Button > Control Panel > Programs and Features > then in the top left hand panel there is an option to "Turn Windows Features On or Off" > click on it then uncheck "Internet Explorer 8" then reboot.

Yes, your Reliability History is part of Windows 7.

Go to Start Button > Control Panel > Action Centre (you can also access the Action Centre by clicking the white flag icon in your system tray at the bottom right-hand- side of your taskbar > Open Action Centre > Click on arrow of Maintenance section > under "Check for Solutions to Problem Reports" click on "View Reliability History" and that's it.

BeLikeXP, let me know how you go and if I can help in any other way.

Neil
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24 Nov 2009   #138
PvtMatter

Windows 7
 
 

Mr S. might be on to something. I turned IE 8 off a few days ago and I don't recall a recent case of "Windows Explorer not working".
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24 Nov 2009   #139
belikexp

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Smiley View Post

BeLikeXP, let me know how you go and if I can help in any other way.

Neil
I'm not having the problem stated in this thread. My system is A-OK
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24 Nov 2009   #140
Mr Smiley

 
 

Hi belikeXP and PvtMatter,

I'll be very interested to hear from you regularly as to how your systems function from hereon in, but the early signs are encouraging.
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