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Windows 7: explorer.exe or desktop stops working ....

16 Dec 2009   #1
Sven

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
explorer.exe or desktop stops working ....

Sometimes when in the middle of a racing game Windows suddently goes out of "full Screen mode" minimizing the game, and showing me the desktop and a windows saying, that either my desktop or in some other cases explorer.exe has stopped working and Windows is seeking for a solution. If I then click "cancel", my game it popping up again, and of cource my car is WAY out in nowhere because of this .

Is it possible to set Windows 7 Ultimate up, so it will NOT show these fault-messages, and let me play on? Nomatter if it is explorer.exe or my desktop that did not work, both are allways in good shape when I quit the game, so I don't NEED to be told this (especially not in the middle of a high intense game )


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17 Dec 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sven View Post
Sometimes when in the middle of a racing game Windows suddently goes out of "full Screen mode" minimizing the game, and showing me the desktop and a windows saying, that either my desktop or in some other cases explorer.exe has stopped working and Windows is seeking for a solution. If I then click "cancel", my game it popping up again, and of cource my car is WAY out in nowhere because of this .

Is it possible to set Windows 7 Ultimate up, so it will NOT show these fault-messages, and let me play on? Nomatter if it is explorer.exe or my desktop that did not work, both are allways in good shape when I quit the game, so I don't NEED to be told this (especially not in the middle of a high intense game )
It seems like the game is causing an issue...have you tried compatibility mode options for the game (and giving it admiistrator rights?)

If that doesn't work and most of the time it is Explorer.exe...you COULD kill explorer right before playing the game
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17 Dec 2009   #3
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

If you know a little scripting, you could change the shortcut to go to a command that automatically kills Explorer.exe before launching the game binary.
I'm currently researching this. so far I have:

to kill explorer vis command, use
Code:
taskkill /F exploere.exe
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17 Dec 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
If you know a little scripting, you could change the shortcut to go to a command that automatically kills Explorer.exe before launching the game binary.
I'm currently researching this. so far I have:

to kill explorer vis command, use
Code:
taskkill /F exploere.exe
Code:
 
@echo off
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
".exe" of the program to run...ex notepad.exe
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17 Dec 2009   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Here is my test bat that demonstrates what will happen

SAVE ALL OPEN WINDOWS BEFORE YOU RUN IT!!!!

Attachment 42351
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17 Dec 2009   #6
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I decided to be really nice...

It now asks you and keeps your other windows opened...

Attachment 42352

Code:
 
@echo off
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
echo insert program path+.exe here
:M1
echo Do you want to restart explorer (y/n)?
set /p choice=":"
if %choice% == y (
 explorer.exe
 pause
 exit
   )
goto M1
Erase the echo in the third line and input the path to the exe and you will be golden
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17 Dec 2009   #7
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Lets take the concept...EVEN FURTHER!!!!

Code:
@echo off
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
echo Insert the full path to the executable to run
set /p exetr=":"
%exetr%
:M1
echo Do you want to restart explorer (y/n)?
set /p choice=":"
if %choice% == y (
 explorer.exe
 pause
 exit
   )
goto M1
Now we have a bat that kills explorer...runs the executable that you enter to run in the path...restarts explorer when you exit the game (if you want)
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17 Dec 2009   #8
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I just realized that the bat pauses until the executable gets done running (hence the game)...

to minimize the effort and make this streamless...make the following change
Code:
@echo off
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
echo Insert the full path to the executable to run
set /p exetr=":"
%exetr%
explorer
This should handle your issue. Make sure to run the bat as an admin
Attachment 42353
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17 Dec 2009   #9
Atza

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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17 Dec 2009   #10
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

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