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Windows 7: 'Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working' Video Files and Alt + Tab

22 Jun 2011   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You do have a bad codec, Mpeg2DecFilter.ax_unloaded. You can try the Cole2K codec pack
It works with many players and file types.


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22 Jun 2011   #12
Caliga221

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Aye, it hit me before that a friend told me to update my CCCP to the newer version although the fact that I had entirely slipped my mind. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction folks, much appreciated!
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22 Jun 2011   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Please let us know how it goes.
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22 Jun 2011   #14
Caliga221

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Problem solved it seems. Flicked through loads of folders that I know would of crashed it. And can now alt+tab freely too. Strange how things work thanks everyone, you've saved my monitor from receiving my head through it lmao.
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23 Jun 2011   #15
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Nice to hear that it is solved. BTW, I found the actual culprit .... it is MPEG Video Decoder (Gabest) , a MPEG-1/2 Decoder Filter for DirectShow codec .

Upgrading or disabling it will make explorer free from crash .
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23 Jun 2011   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

YAY! Glad you got it fixed.
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01 Aug 2011   #17
dreckbaer

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

For me this problem was related with the DivX codec pack...


This worked for me:

Look at the Event Logs for clues about the crash.

1. Click Start, type eventvwr.msc and press [ENTER}

2. Expand "Windows Logs" category, and select "Application"

3. Identify the entry shows in Red exclamation icon, which matches the date/time at which the Windows Explorer crash occurred. (if u can't find it recreate event!)

4. Uninstall / re-install program that caused the crash - try to open the file to confirm fix.
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03 May 2013   #18
das99

32
 
 

I got this from a website (file:///C:/Program%20Files/K-Lite%20Codec%20Pack/Info/faq_windows_issues.htm#item2) when my Win Explorer was crashing whenever i opened up folders with a lot of video files.

When the thumbnail view is enabled in Windows Explorer, then it will generate thumbnails for your video files. If something goes wrong during this process, then Explorer may crash. Causes of failures can be corrupt files or buggy DirectShow filters.
Solutions:
  • Update to the latest version of the codec pack. This contains a special plugin for generating video thumbnails. This plugin does not use any external codecs, and is a lot more stable than the standard thumbnail plugin of Windows.
  • Disable thumbnail generation. Codec Tweak Tool -> Thumbnails -> Deselect all
  • Disable thumbnail view. Open Windows Explorer and click on Organize -> Folder and Search Options -> View -> Enable Always show icons, never thumbnails.
  • Identify which DirectShow filter is responsible for the crash and disable or uninstall it.
  • Identify which file causes the crash and remove it. This is only useful if a single corrupt/damaged file is responsible for the crash.
DirectShow filters that are known troublemakers:
  • Old versions of the DivX decoder
  • CoreAVC
  • Morgan Multimedia Stream Switcher
  • Samsung Funbox AVI Splitter
  • Samsung Funbox Video Decoder
  • Voxware MetaSound
  • Indeo Audio
  • Nero MPEG-1/2/4 & AVC video decoder (NeVideo.ax)
Hope it helps
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