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Windows 7: Windows 7 explorer.exe crashes when right click, "shlwapi.dll " .....

13 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 7 explorer.exe crashes when right click, "shlwapi.dll " .....

Hello , I'm A bit Disappointed !! ( First of all, I speak only french so I will try the best to explain In english correctly)

I've a problem since 2 days , when I try to right click in the explorer window (right click on c: or other support), I got a error which involve " explorer.exe "..... And when I look for the details, it says "shlwapi.dll" sometimes, other times " shell32.dll" ... and sometimes no problem like Now ..

when it freezes ,it tells me to restart the explorer.exe , and when I select it, explorer.exe starts normally (it causes no CPU LOAD like 90% or more).. I've tried

1)Sfc /scannow (no error )
2) Repair Windows (No error)

3) Checked for viruses (no virus) ,

4) Scandisk (found some errors and repaired , but still no works)

This problem appears suddently .....And I noticed one thing , I dont know if its related with this problem,

**When I restarted windows , the First screen (with Names of disk ,name of Motherboard) appears "Pixelated" ...... and I could't read anything... So I shut down my computer and restarted , it powers on for 2 seconds and shut down alone....then it does again for 2 seconds and then shut down....5 times....I unplugged my Pc , cleaned etc......But it does it again 2 times, the third time started normally .. thank you

Ps : still no problem with explorer.exe when I right click for the moment :-(

EDIT: it does it again !!!!!!!!!!!!!! "shlwapi.dll" INVOlved

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13 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro

You might have a look at this thread or I should say a tutorial explaining how to solve crashes with explorer.exe. Troubleshooting Explorer.exe Crashing Issues
Hope this help.
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14 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thx !! but i can't follow STEP 3 : I GOT this message

wilfriedd, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

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  2. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
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14 May 2013   #4

Win 10 Pro 64

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14 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy I followed correctly STEP 1 and i found 1 shell Causing this crash!! But there is something disturbing , when i enabled it to see if it crashes again, then nothing happened...... What can i do?? there is no crash anymore, but all Shells are enabled Now...
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 Windows 7 explorer.exe crashes when right click, "shlwapi.dll " .....

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