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Windows 7: explorer.exe crashes..

07 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I meant about over-writing your RC.

In windows XP, we can just over-write the copy of the Windows by running the setup from the desktop. But, Windows 7 doesn't allow the same directly.

However, to perform the upgrade:

* Just insert the bootable disk and boot from DVD. Run the setup and select 'upgrade' option.

* Then, it will check for the compatibility to upgrade. It will give some message like 'Restart your computer and you can run the setup from desktop, do not select the custom install option' (This is not the exact screen message, since i forgot. However, it has the same meaning).

* Now return to you desktop and the 'Setup' screen will appear automatically. Just follow the on-screen instructions and upgrade.

NOTE: Never select custom install. Just read the messages and perform with ease :)

Cheers ♥

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07 Jan 2010   #12


Great!! So, this doesnt affect any of my settings right? I am scared as it is my office laptop.

If the explorer issue arises, wil certainly perform it.
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08 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dre@ms View Post
Great!! So, this doesnt affect any of my settings right? I am scared as it is my office laptop.

If the explorer issue arises, wil certainly perform it.
Setting won't be affected. You may want to update some drivers :)
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08 Jan 2010   #14


I dont think that will be an issue.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
Download AutoRuns from Microsoft: Autoruns for Windows then go File> Run As Administrator then File> Save and upload the results so we can take a look at whats being loaded and executed.

It might not be anything causing it which would usually mean a memory hardware problem or even something simple like a corrupt Office or daemon tools Shell Extension causing the crashes, its hard to diagnose any specific causes without having details about whats being loaded by your machine but once we have the results you can use AutoRuns and we can let you know what extensions are safe to disable/enable to help identify the exact cause.

I downloaded, ran and saved the file as .txt. Should I attach the text file in here? Or you need any specific content?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2010   #15

Windows 7, 64 bit


I'm back. Referencing the above suggestions, I don't think there are any dll's being loaded in the particular folder I'm browsing when the Explorer.exe crashes out.

I work with 2D & 3D files. I was in a texture folder for four of the PZ2's I'm trying to fix in the Poses folder that point to the textures but the paths are bad for the PZ2's so in order to not get errors from the main program I use to load them in (DAZ Studio) they had to be fixed.

So using Edit Pad Pro, I loaded up the 4 pz2's and then browsed to the textures folder to make sure my paths were correct... Explorer.exe CRASHED for no apparent reason....

Had the files stored on a 2nd hard drive partition (E: ) but when I moved the offending runtime out onto my desktop (C: ) it was fine, no more crashes. So there must be something going on with that either the drive or that particular partition. Not sure how to go about fixing it or looking for errors to fix.

Can someone please help me with this?

Thanks kindly!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #16

Windows 7 home premium

Hi Dreamer,

Noticed your problem today.
I also had serious problems with Explorer since installing my new PC with Windows 7 Home Premium, Explorer crashing and restarting repeatedly.
My final solution: download from the Microsoft website, unzip and install it and after a minute it will show a complte overview of all shell extensions in use. The non-Microsoft extensions are shown on a pink background, disable all of these by right mouseclick and choosing Disable.
If Explorer will function correctly thereafter, start enabling each extension subsequently, check Explorer operation each time until you find the troublemaker. In my case it was the Avast shell extension, so I keep it disabled. Since then no problems with Explorer anymore. Hope it will help you too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #17


Till now no issues on explore crashing..but 2 explorer runs in the process :)
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