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Windows 7: Explorer.exe crashing.. Help..!

08 Jan 2010   #11
MatthewRuddy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
No, and use Disk Cleanup instead off CCleaner - use the guide in my sig for a quick run through of a new windows install.
The only editing that I have done though besides shellstyle, explorerframe and explorer themselves (which have all been restored to defaults) is patching the system with uxstyler.

Just want to avoid a reinstall. Someone must know something.. Anyone elses opinion? If other people agree then I guess I'll go for the reinstall.. But I doubt the problem is more than that of replacing a few files to their defaults.. I'm not a massive desktop customizer.. Haven't changed much.

Note also I have changed my icons with IconPackager, but minutes later restored them to defaults after some system tray icons disappeared.. Sadly I cannot recall as to whether or not this problem was occuring before or after installing IconPackager.. But again I don't see how it could have much to do with it..

BTW.. Trying sfc /scannow now.. See if it does anything. Also going to run an eset virus can overnight. Highly doubt it's anything to do with a virus, but just incase no harm in checking.


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08 Jan 2010   #12
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Every computer has a way to bring it back to factory default. The way it was on the first day you received it. Go to your computer manual, see what f key you have to repeatedly push during boot to activate the factory specs.

NB Just the way it was the first day. No updates, no programs, the OS you had on the first day.

If interested, make a back up and put it in a safe place just in case, then go for it.

There are free software appl to make back ups My fav is Paragon.
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08 Jan 2010   #13
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Programs that adjust settings will break things unless they have been properly coded. Unless you have a clean backup image before the tweaking.
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09 Jan 2010   #14
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

This is a long shot, but would the sfc /scannow work in this situation?
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09 Jan 2010   #15
MatthewRuddy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lil' Domii View Post
This is a long shot, but would the sfc /scannow work in this situation?
Haa I'm such a dope.. Only got around to doing sfc /scannnow late last night.. And yes it worked Thank god, saves me the hassle of a reinstall. Thanks guys
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09 Jan 2010   #16
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MatthewRuddy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lil' Domii View Post
This is a long shot, but would the sfc /scannow work in this situation?
Haa I'm such a dope.. Only got around to doing sfc /scannnow late last night.. And yes it worked Thank god, saves me the hassle of a reinstall. Thanks guys
I am so lucky! Glad its sorted
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09 Jan 2010   #17
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MatthewRuddy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lil' Domii View Post
This is a long shot, but would the sfc /scannow work in this situation?
Haa I'm such a dope.. Only got around to doing sfc /scannnow late last night.. And yes it worked Thank god, saves me the hassle of a reinstall. Thanks guys
Im glad that you took the suggestion given by lil Domii and myself. It is the intent of everyone here to make your use of Windows 7 as enjoyable as possible.
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09 Jan 2010   #18
MatthewRuddy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MatthewRuddy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lil' Domii View Post
This is a long shot, but would the sfc /scannow work in this situation?
Haa I'm such a dope.. Only got around to doing sfc /scannnow late last night.. And yes it worked Thank god, saves me the hassle of a reinstall. Thanks guys
Im glad that you took the suggestion given by lil Domii and myself. It is the intent of everyone here to make your use of Windows 7 as enjoyable as possible.
And that you's do well haha.

One last thing though.. After installing and uninstalling "Taskbar Eliminator".. It still remains in msconfig in the startup tab.. How do I get rid of it?
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09 Jan 2010   #19
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

One thing that you can try is type services in search. Then go to the service in question. If it is set at automatic, set it to manual or off, if possible. I am sure you, already, tried to just uncheck it in msconfig.
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09 Jan 2010   #20
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MatthewRuddy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MatthewRuddy View Post

Haa I'm such a dope.. Only got around to doing sfc /scannnow late last night.. And yes it worked Thank god, saves me the hassle of a reinstall. Thanks guys
Im glad that you took the suggestion given by lil Domii and myself. It is the intent of everyone here to make your use of Windows 7 as enjoyable as possible.
And that you's do well haha.

One last thing though.. After installing and uninstalling "Taskbar Eliminator".. It still remains in msconfig in the startup tab.. How do I get rid of it?
To get rid of any traces of programs i use a 3rd party app, which deletes all connections of the program in the registry, elsewhere on the hard drive.
But since you have already uninstalled it, I would just leave it unchecked if its causing no trouble.
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