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Windows 7: Windows Explorer "Crash"

26 Aug 2009   #1
crux42689

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows Explorer "Crash"

The last time I was using my computer, windows explorer crashed for the first time, and so I restarted thinking that would solve the problem. When I logged in, it showed a black screen with only my mouse cursor and some white text labeling it Windows 7. The only thing I can do is access the task manager. Right clicking does nothing, and when I try to run "explorer.exe" there is no response.


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26 Aug 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Please completely fill in your system specs?? We need the information to better help you.
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27 Aug 2009   #3
MrPeapers

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
"Windows Explorer has encountered an error"

I am getting a frequent Windows Explorer has restarted, sorry for the inconvenience. I am pretty sure it has to do with the amount of data I play with and their locations. At this point, I will not pay for Windows 7 for this reason alone. Let me know which files I can send you or any other suggestions.

-MrPeapers
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27 Aug 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrPeapers View Post
I am getting a frequent Windows Explorer has restarted, sorry for the inconvenience. I am pretty sure it has to do with the amount of data I play with and their locations. At this point, I will not pay for Windows 7 for this reason alone. Let me know which files I can send you or any other suggestions.

-MrPeapers
Mr Peapers

You running 32 bit? could you go into event viewer (type event viewer in search) go to the app tab and see what errors listed relate to this problem. Other thing I noticed is 2 gigs of ram. thats not alot. when explorer crashes does it turn a milky white color and the cursor changes to the hour glass (busy)?

KEn
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29 Aug 2009   #5
MrPeapers

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
fo shizzle

2GB of memory is too little? Did you take into consideration that I am running a 1.5TB Seagate and a 500GB WD MyBook? Those things spin off after 5 hours and I do believe that is related to my issues. The seagate resumes like an old 5 1/4 dinosaur and that is what I have narrowed it down to. Your memory issue? Tell me now why I can throw 8GB into a pc and get a "rating" from windows to only be .7 percent better than it's 2GB counterprt?\\\

hibernate was a nice addition to windows, but we get sound not working out of hibernate, and what not...
I jst want to carry this thread on. There are no programs causing explorer to want to restart/ DRINK!


MrPeapers
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29 Aug 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Ken offered to help you.. instead of getting rhetorical, why not try what he suggests ... or slog your way through your problem on your own...
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11 Sep 2009   #7
mbp

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Running Windows 7 Professional x64 obtained through MSDNAA

I'm having a similar issue I went to event viewer and I have about 6 instances of a windows explorer crash... quite unfortunate to say the least. Didn't they have this problem in the beta? I did try a couple of the fixes that others used for the beta but to no avail.

I actually reinstalled the OS two times I did a clean install each time. It seems like everytime I run the Steam game client and I'm working with windows explorer it will crash for some reason.

Tell me what information you need from the event viewer I really want to get this squared away as Win 7 is much quicker than Vista and I would hate to go back to it.
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11 Sep 2009   #8
Tex Zero

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thread about this issue here.

No known cause at this point but we have lots of theories...
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