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Windows 7: Explorer.exe unstable. Hangs

24 Dec 2016   #1

Explorer.exe unstable. Hangs

I finally got her to boot and for a minute everything was fine until everything but the mouse stopped working. Nothing opened and as soon as i clicked the start icon the taskbar turned a light blue as If explorer was going to crash. After 5 minutes everything I clicked came to life and it hung again. I rebooted 10 minutes ago and back to my original concern.... Stuck staring at the windows 7 splash screen. Very very long boot.

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25 Dec 2016   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello GTC mate can you boot into safe mode? if so run these

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
Run these in safe mode and the sfc often best run for two to three runs you can leave out the /r switch in ckdsk if you feel it not necessary
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25 Dec 2016   #3


I found the cause... one of my brand new hard drives from seagate was failing. As soon as I disabled it, everything was fine again. luckily all it stored was movies.
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25 Dec 2016   #4

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Ok mate that is good and look at thi syou might be able to recover any data you would lie to keep
Make a bootable Ubuntu disk Get Ubuntu | Download | Ubuntu
Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY not INSTALL
When it is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .
Open the drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.
I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.
There is an alternative Linux based program that will do the same thing but I prefer the Ubuntu - I find it easier to set up. Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

You can just hook up the drive again or use a USB to SATA adaptor or a SATA to USB docking station which makes it seen as an external and don't worry about the crashing because this is running the machine in a Linux environment

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