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XP SP2: explorer.exe randomly crashes and always crashes when in folders

Q: XP SP2: explorer.exe randomly crashes and always crashes when in folders

Im confused, but I will describe this best I can:

explorer.exe crashes when viewing folders or anything built on explorer.exe (I guess) at exactly 11 seconds in on them. It also randomly crashes every couple hours. Im extremely confused by all this and wondering if anyone knows what is going on.

Thanks to anyone who helps or attempts to do so.

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A: XP SP2: explorer.exe randomly crashes and always crashes when in folders

Have you done any recent updates or installed any new software to the computer?

Also, I would suggest downloading HiJackThis! and then including the log file in a post so that it can be looked at by one of the qualified agents here in order to help you out. Also you might try downloading and installing MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware and running it. I have found that program to be quite helpful in identifying potential OS issues.

If you are getting explorer.exe crashes as often as you say, then there may be more serious damage to your operating system that will potentially result in a clean reinstall.

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Hey guys, I'm going on my 10th hour of trouble shooting here.

Started my PC this morning, went and opened Steam, then windows explorer crashed without a message (Task bar disappeared) and locked up my whole PC for about 5 seconds before the BSOD. Rebooted to install "WhoCrashed" to read the minidump. During this process, I went through about 6 other crashes of the same nature. It doesn't seem to be dependent on load, however, because it'll happen just sitting idle on the desktop too.

On the most recent crash, I noticed that around the same time explorer crashed, my Razer keyboard and mouse both died out, leaving me no control.

I just got a new graphics card (NVIDEA Geforce GTX 960 4GB) 2 weeks ago and it was all fine up until now, so I'm not sure if it's related. We put in a Coolermaster CPU cooler at the same time, new thermal paste, etc. and all temperatures are normal (about 90 degrees F, same as always). None of my temps are off from what they've been for the last 2 years, and I don't think I've ever had a BSOD on this custom PC.

Updated NVIDEA drivers from safe mode, started looking into Motherboard updates, but not applying any because I can't even tell what I have already. Everything is fine and dandy in safe mode.

So, please, for the love of all things holy, someone help me out here... I'm good with PC's but I'm at my witt's end here. Attached you should find the proper log and an image from Speccy. Had to take it with my phone beca... Read more

A:Windows Explorer crashes, no message, then everything crashes randomly

the dump point to wininit.exe, the windows startup process, the crash was caused by the termination of a critical system thread or process which means that somehowwinint.exe was terminated and crashed your computer, all we have to do now is work out why and how the process was terminated, if it didn't happen untill you installed the graphics card it could be thaat it is doing something that is affecting wininit.exe

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My old Windows XP install was beginning to get a bit screwed up and things began to stop working. I couldn't be bothered fixing them, so I just formatted and reinstalled windows, thinking everything would be fixed.

Everything was fixed. But a new issue arose...

Explorer.exe randomly crashes, as if I had hit 'end task' on the proccess. It only happens when I'm doing something to do with explorer (like browsing files). Every time I go into a folder, My computer etc, it crashes after exactly 14 seconds!

I really have no idea why this is happening. In the event viewer it says this:

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Winlogon
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1002
Date: 22/06/2008
Time: 2:19:02 p.m.
User: N/A
Computer: CONROE
Description:
The shell stopped unexpectedly and Explorer.exe was restarted.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

So it is something to do with winlogon...

It is also worth noting that this does not happen when I boot into safe mode.

Any idea's on how to fix this EXTREMELY aggravating issue?!?
 

A:Explorer.exe randomly crashes!

I just did a reinstall of the Windows XP system files and still the problem persists!
 

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I have a HP m1070n Media Center PC, running MCE 2002 SP2. At random times a window pops up saying that Explorer.exe has incountered a problem and needs to close. Closes everything out and then restarts. I've looked in the event viewer and I see the following information:
Error - Source = Application Error | ID = 1000
Description = Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2900.2180, faulting
module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x4ec95846.

I've searched all over the net for a solution but no luck. Does anyone know how to solve this very annoying issue?

A:Explorer.exe Crashes Randomly

Tried upgrading to IE7 or IE8?

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Hello,

The problem I am encountering is that my windows explorer crashes for no appearent reason. Windows itself keeps running, but when I'm going through my files I will randomly get popups that say "windows explorer has stopped working" followed by a message that "windows explorer is restarting," which it then does. Everything disappears, start button, taskbar, everything related to explorer, and then appears again.

Most of the time (99/100) explorer still works, I can click and drag windows or I can open folders and files while Windows is "looking for a solution," which makes me think that it's more a registry problem than a real problem with Explorer.

The problems first began after I cleaned up my pc, uninstalling games and useless software, deleting some personal files, and letting CCleaner clean up my registry. Also I had CCleaner do a "disk erase," something I never did before. When the problems began, I restored the registry using the backup CC created. The problem still exists.

It does appear to happen more frequently when I'm browsing my C:\Program files folder or my C:\Windows folder, but other than that there is no clear reason it crashes.

I know most of you will say that I should simply do a repair install of W7, but since I have no disk I have to use a iso, and since I am working on a Dutch Home Premium x64, there is no iso available. For some strange reason I decided not to make regular system repair poin... Read more

A:Explorer crashes randomly

Copy / paste the event viewer crash report so we can see whats causing the crash.

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For some weird reason my explorer crashes randomly on random folders i have no clue what the problem could be. Can someone please help!
This is my hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:04:18 PM, on 5/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IPSSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\AcPrfMgrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\tvt_reg_monitor_svc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\TPHDEXLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\rrpservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\rrservice.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Scheduler\tvtsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\ADM\IUService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\AcSvc.exe
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A:Explorer crashes randomly

Click Start, click Run, type eventvwr.msc in the Open box, and then press Enter.
Click the Application category.

Look For Recent Errors > Double Click on them > Another Windows Will open > On the Right Side use the Double Notepad icon to copy the error paste them here
 

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My pc is so slow that it takes ages to play a song in wmp11...etc etc.
Ive used tools like ad-aware and registry mechanic, tune up utilities, etc etc. But still no improvement. It used to be just fine, until I installed some pay-for-viewing add program. I have uninstalled it since then, but the slowness remains. And the processor is hogged, at the highest level, even though i killed many a startup processes.
Heres the hijacklog:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:43:49 PM, on 9/28/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\LClock\LClock.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\DAP\DAP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.0.720.3640\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\ADSL USB MODEM\dslmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe
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A:Solved: PC too slow, internet explorer crashes randomly, explorer service quits

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hi guys , so im new here and ive been seeing some of the threads posted here but no one has the same problem then me . i looked at some of the solutions including the error check in the c: , ive installed the ccleaner on my computer as well and still didnt work . so the problem is , whenever im on my computer and explorer crashes it says "the windows explorer has stoped working" and after that it just restarts the explorer but , my all the icons in the system icons disappear except for the clock , i tried to go and change it but i cant , the sound , internet and uac icons disappear and i can only see them again if i reboot my computer . please help me , im running windows 7 32-bit

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its in portuguese , but i think its understandable

thank you for the help guys

A:Windows explorer crashes randomly , sometimes more then once

That is a common problem since XP, and I have yet to see it resolved. When explorer crashes, system icons tend to disappear and do not come back. The question is: Why is explorer crashing? It must be doing so frequently enough to cause you frustration with this problem, so we should try to determine why explorer is crashing and resolve that issue.


   Warning
Before you proceed with the following, answer these two questions: Are you still under warranty? Does your warranty allow you to open up the machine to check hardware? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, contact your system manufacturer. WARNING: The steps that follow can void your warranty!!!
The warning only applies to steps 8, 10, &11.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 is a good place to start.

The following may help supplement that link: Event Viewer - Open and Use in Windows 7

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I'm running build 7000.

Sometimes, when I click START> All Programs > Accessories, many of the icons of built-in Windows programs like Paint, Calculator, etc. show up as white boxes.

When I try to click on Paint, for example, nothing happens. A few moments later, I would get a message saying - Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working.

I have installed Windows 7 on four different tablet PCs.

I've had this problem on two Dell Latitude XTs and a HP 2710p. My HP tx1000 has been operating perfectly for over a month now.

Has anyone else seen this issue?

A:Windows Explorer Crashes Randomly

Start>>Search>>eventvwr.msc

Navigate to Application section and find & read all error messages concern explorer.exe

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Hey all!

Windows 7 x32 Ultimate retail, installed during new component install 8 months ago.
Running an AMD x4 on an Asus motherboard, about 8 months old now with 4 GB ram.

Windows explorer will crash randomly, sometimes just browsing a folder, or viewing pictures, or zipping up a debug file to send here (ironically)

It will mention no antivirus installed, as I recently uninstalled it thinking it might help. I have run full antivirus scans, malwarebyte scans and am proficient with autoruns and general troubleshooting techniques. Any help is appreciated.

A:Explorer crashes seemingly randomly.

The systeminfo.txt relates this:





Quote:
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 8 xTremeT


And MSINFO32 reports this:





Quote:
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 8 xTremeT

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Hello everyone ,

today, I wanted to modify my start orb, so I changed something in explorer.exe. I did back the original up.
When I found that it wasn't really to my liking, I restored the original explorer.exe, and here is were the problems began.

When accessing certain folders, such as my user folder and my external hard drive, explorer.exe just crashes and restarts.

I have included a dump using Debugging Tools for Windows, I hope you can help me!

Specs:
Windows 7 - build 7600 (RTM) 16385 - x64.

A:Explorer.exe crashes while opening certain folders

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On a new computer I installed windows XP pro onto a seagate 200gb sata hard drive. I have a 160 gb western digital IDE hard drive installed. I also installed all windows updates and installed basic software, such as Office XP, McAfee, Firefox, etc.

Whenever I open My Computer or windows explorer and browse through folders, after a little while explorer crashes and then restarts. This also sometimes happens when I open the start menu. Occasionally, Dr Watson postmortem debugger is triggered and the computer freezes until I end the process from the task manager.

Using a windows explorer substitute, ExplorerXP, has no problems when I browse the directories on my hard drives. Any ideas? Does explorer crash with large SATA hard drives?

Thanks
 

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I'm in a hurry and i can Paypal $10 bucks to the first fast tech that can get me goin again. Freakin annoying. Explorer crashes as soon as i close most folders. After explorer crashes drwtsn postmrtdm debug crashes and everything freezes. I can kill drwtsn32.exe in task manager and get going again but i ended up just disableing drwtsn from the registry. Now explorer crashes and restarts when i close a folder. I have run:
Avast antivirus
CCleaner
Spybot
Diskkeeper

and heres my hijackthis Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:38:13 PM, on 3/27/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
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A:Explorer crashes after folders closed.

I know i just posted but One more thing:
What do you cats lok for on this log? Is there a trick to reading this? I'm not a computer geek but i'm usually pretty helpful on smaller problems. I'd like to find any resources on what to look for and what this log means. Thanks you cats are tops!

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Hi!I have a serious problem, Every time I open some of my folders an error pops up and closes explorer.exe with this message: "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close."I went into the application log to see these errors: "Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2900.2649, faulting module xvid.dll, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00047d0f."The error above is the most common one. More errors I got where these: "Hanging application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2900.2649, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.""The shell stopped unexpectedly and Explorer.exe was restarted."Please help me! I scaned my computer for viruses and malware with NortonAntiVirus and Adaware, and it didnt find anything.I would appreciate the help because I cant work on my computer! This is after I formmatted C and installed a fresh copy of windowsXp.I did a Hijackthis scan also. The log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 13:29:25, on 08/06/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:&#... Read more

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Please help if you can. I have removed everything but my boot drive (SSD) and am running on board grahics. I continually get hangups and sometimes windows hangs and sometimes reboots and then wants to repair Windows. Today I also got a message saying I had no hard drive. UEFI is set to defaults. I am attaching the diagnostic zip from your tools. Thanks

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Welcome to SevenForums

Have you updated the firmware for your SSD? Bugcheck F4 is usually storage/hard drive related crash

Go through the thread below. It may help you with your issuehttp://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...exe-7f1c0.html
Code:
BDAgent "c:\program files\bitdefender\bitdefender 2012\bdagent.exe" Public HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
MSC "c:\program files\microsoft security client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey Public HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Running 2 antiviruses at the same time is not a good idea. Please uninstall Bit Defender while troubleshooting

Recommended antivirus program for Windows 7 based on stability compared to others:- Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
Malwarebytes - The Free version
Good and Free system security combination.

Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated

Let us know if the thread helped

Summary

Code:
BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8008444940, fffffa8008444c20, fffff80003199460}
Probably caused by : wininit.exe
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BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa80083d0b30, fffffa80083d0e10, fffff800031d4460}
Probably caused by : wininit.exe
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BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8008466b30, fffffa8008466e10, fffff80003193460}
Probably caused by : wininit.exe

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Hi everyone,

Windows Explorer seems to crash randomly with me (it does not happen with every computer session but seems to happen when I want to open a window) and has to restart; then, after a few seconds, it crashes again and has to restart yet again (seems to happen when I try opening the window again after Explorer restarts) Have got the latest Windows updates and Service Pack 1. The issue started after installing the recommended Microsoft updates described over here:
6 new updates 4/26/11
After the updates had been successfully installed, I was asked to reboot my computer. After the reboot,when I wanted to open a window, Explorer crashed (30th April logs; see below).

Since my computer is in German, the crash logs are also in German. I have translated them into English, so if a few things sound a bit odd, it's because it's my own translation, though I was able to recall a few of the English terms thanks to my other laptop, which is in English (but has no problems at all with Explorer...)

I've inserted all the crash logs below - two from 30th April (two crashes which happened after each other) and three from today (13th May, also happened right after reach other). I've separated the logs with broken lines for viewing convenience. Any idea what's causing explorer to crash and how to fix the problem?

Crash logs 30th April 2011

Source
Windows-Explorer

Summary
Can no longer function

Date
‎30.‎04.‎2011 16:27

Status
Report sent.

Description
Path of f... Read more

A:Windows Explorer crashes randomly and has to restart

I also recall that when I booted the computer yesterday, HP Update popped up in the system tray asking me to search for HP updates (well, obviously...) and an Adobe window was also waiting for me, announcing that there was an update for Flash Player. Don't know if these update notifications might have had anything to do with Explorer crashing when I tried to open the Control Panel (I think that that was the first window I wanted to open). What I am absolutely sure about is that I had not opened Firefox.
Which makes me wonder if the Explorer crashes from April and May are related to each other...or not.

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Hi,

I have Windows 8.1 running on my Acer Aspire V3-772G. Windows explorer crashes randomly, and restarts instantly. Various solutions on the internet are for problems where explorer crashes due to a specific task such as accessing some programs. In my case, it is just random and occurs once in a while. Help me out!

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows Explorer crashes and restarts randomly

See this post:

Checking for Updates hangs after Disk Clean Up

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Hello Everyone,

Lately explorer.exe has started to stop responding and crash randomly, when it does then it doesn't restart and I can't start it from the taskmanger/run/cmd and I have to restart or re-log to get it to work again.

As you might imagine this is a pain in the a** if it's prone to crashing and I don't fancy re-installing Windows 7.

Running on Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank you,
A*nonymous

A:Explorer.exe crashes randomly and won't start until after re-logging.

I suspect either a system file corruption or malware infection. So untill some other forum member suggest you something run sfc /scannow in comand prompt and see if it can detect corrupt system file. After that run a quick scan with MBAM. Update MBAM before scanning.

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I think that I may be infected. IE 8 continually crashes on me for no apparent reason, I get redirected frequently, and my computer seems to be operating a little slow then usual.

I have a Windows Vista Home Edition OS and have Windows Security Update 2 installed (this is a laptop)
I also have another problem, that I don't know if it is virus related: My disc drive randomly opens one me, without me clicking the open button. It happens at completely random times, I have no clue what it could be.

A:Internet Explorer randomly redirects/crashes etc

Hello the drive sounds like a hardware issue. but sometimes malware can be whacky.Let's do a few malware scansThis ought stop the door for a bit,but it's a malware step.DEFOGGERPlease download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appear Click OK DeFogger will now ask to reboot the machine - click OKIMPORTANT! If you receive an error message while running DeFogger, please post the log defogger_disable which will appear on your desktop.Do not re-enable these drivers until otherwise instructed.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.46) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be aske... Read more

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hi i have had this problem for some time, when i open a folder that contains an avi file, explorer crashes and says the memory cannto be written. it doesnt happen everytime but it happens a fair bit. is it something to do with the codecs?

any ideas anyone?

thanks, jon

A:Explorer crashes when i open folders with videos in

1. Please update your Internet Explorer iaw the latest Cumulative Security Update, issued two days ago.

2. Right-click My Computer, select Manage, go to the Event Viewer, and post back all Events that you consider relevant to the IE hanging.

3. Perform a cleanup of your system disc, including the Temporary Internet files for deletion.

4. In IE, go to the Tools menu -> Internet Options, and in the General tab, under the Temporary Internet files press the Settings... button and post back what you've got there, as well.

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Hello most awesome of !Please-help-me-fix-my-box! forum members!!!

My setup is...
Windows Xp
AMD Athlon64 3000+
3 gigs DDR2 RAM
Nvidia GForce 6600
Asus SLI-Deluxe motherboard
Western digital hard drives
Sony DVD RW DRU-720A
Floppy- FDC generic....

I have this issue I've been working around...
This has been happening for a while, every time I open certain folders, (as you have no doubt read from the title, and on one folder it is an entire drive) my windows explorer crashes, I can still access these drives using a Linux boot and I can still access all files through programs, but if I try to move a file, it will cause a crash in what ever folder I place it in, (not in Linux).

I believe the can't delete folder-"Access Denied" issue is separate but related. This happens only when I cut and paste from one section of the drive to another of the same drive. In which case I am locked out from being able to open the file (says the folder is empty) and I cannot delete one or more files within.

I have run UBCD and done the memory tests with no errors, I'm clean for viruses an malware, I have avg's latest and spybot. I finished doing a HijackThis check before posting this thread and everything was clean. I hope this helps...

Thanks...
.B.
 

A:Can't Delete Folders/When Opening Win explorer Crashes!

See if this will work:

Go to Windows Explorer>Tools>Folder Options>View scroll down and uncheck the box "Use Simple File Sharing", then right click the folder>file in question>Properties>Security>Advanced>Owner>Set Permissions.
 

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whenever i open a folder like my computer, control panel, or any kinds that opens a new window my desktop/explorer.exe crashes and this appears

PLS I NEED TO SOLVE THIS help meee!!
i just need the easiest way to do this

A:explorer crashes when opening folders or window

Do the following:

1.) Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker (Do option 2)

2.) Disk Check

3.) Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Please follow these tutorials and post back please.

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My roommate first mentioned she was having problems with the cursor in her word attachments from emails. She asked me to see what I could. After a hour of so of searches, I was able to fix her problem by deleting the Word DataApp folder.

Then I wanted to clean up her laptop for her (Toshiba running Vista Home). I ran a checkdisk which took forever and analyzed for defragment, which turned out to not be necessary....I could not access my defragment tool via my usual right-click on C: properties, tools, etc. because anytime I right-clicked on C: I got a "Explorer could not work" and "has to restart", time and time again, no matter what option I chose in the right-click menu. So I ended up finding an indirect route to analyze/defragment through the help menu.

This right-click menu problem led me to more internet searching and I found shellview references, but that was no help either. Then I figured there is something really wrong with this computer.

Next I wanted to run a spybot check but had many difficulties installing it (had to "run as administrator") but even then I was unable to download updates so it was impossible to run a check for problems.

So here I am in your forum. I have followed the 5 steps, and you'll notice that HiJackThis could not install via step 5.

I have pasted 2 text files: Panda export and main export from Deckards
I have attached extra.txt from Deckards

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A:right-click crashes windows explorer on folders/drives

Hello tallard,

If you still require assistance, I am not seeing any installed Anti Virus program. Here are 2 very good free Antivirus products which are available: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic.
AVG

Select one of these, or another of your choice. Download, install, update definitions, and run a full system scan.


Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this webpage: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3


**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

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1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. If you are unsure how to do this, please see this link http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html

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Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt along with a new HijackThis log for further review.

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Hello most awesome of !Please-help-me-fix-my-box! forum members!!!

My setup is...
Windows Xp
AMD Athlon64 3000+
3 gigs DDR2 RAM
Nvidia GForce 6600
Asus SLI-Deluxe motherboard
Western digital hard drives
Sony DVD RW DRU-720A
Floppy- FDC generic....

I have this issue I've been working around...
This has been happening for a while, every time I open certain folders, (as you have no doubt read from the title, and on one issue it is 2 entire hard drives) my windows explorer crashes, I can still access these drives using a Linux boot and I can still access all files through programs, but if I try to move a file, (this differs-sometimes I can drag an drop and its ok, sometimes its not, EVERY time I cut and paste it happens... it will cause a crash in what ever folder I place it in within the same drive, (not in Linux).

I believe the can't delete folder-"Access Denied" issue is separate but related. This happens only when I cut and paste from one section of the drive to another of the same drive. In which case I am locked out from being able to open the file (says the folder is empty) and I cannot delete one or more files within.

I have run UBCD and done the memory tests with no errors, I'm clean for viruses an malware, I have avg's latest and spybot. I finished doing a HijackThis check before posting this thread and everything was clean. I hope this helps...

Thanks...
.B.

A:RESOLVED: Can't Delete Folders/When Opening Win explorer Crashes!

Hi Sidistyk, welcome to TSF..

do these folders contain .avi files by any chance?

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Hello please help me. I have Windows XP with a fairly new computer. for awhile when i try to open any folder that i download any files into using the torrent application Utorrent, windows explorer crashes with the messege of "Data execution precention". with a click through to a " Send error report" to microsoft messege. Can anyone please help me figure out what the problem is with my computer?
Thank you all in advanced.
 

A:Windows Explorer Crashes viewing utorrent folders

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I installed Windbg, and was able to get in the Command up and running. What command should I type to get the data I should paste here to get the dump analyzed?

Thanks

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Hello,

after moving to new location or deleting to recycle bin any files or folders AND ONLY after closing the last open folder in the taskbar, after those, when I try to open any folder,
explorer crashes and needs to be restarted (Windows Explorer has stopped working... Windows Explorer is restarting)

If those two are not performed (moving/deleting + closing last opened folder) there is no issue.

I ran SFC /SCANNOW, which has found and fixed 1 issue, but explorer still keeps crashing.

Where else should I try start troubleshooting (with less impact possible)?
Thank you!

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Hi.

My windows explorer crashes and restarts every time I perform some action (e.g., opening a file, moving a file, saving a file). I get the standard "windows explorer encountered a problem and needs to shut down; sorry for the inconvenience" message. In addition, trying to attach a file (mostly word documents) crashes the web browser - IE and firefox simply close, chrome gives an error message "plug-in crash - shockwave flash" and becomes unresponsive.

I very much appreciate your help.

DDS.txt log:

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Uriel at 17:33:34.10 on Wed 12/23/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.94 [GMT 2:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
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A:Windows explorer crashes constantly, browser crashes upon attaching files to emails

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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this is the log i did with hijackthis! Please advice
and also my download speed varies when i check it on the online speed-o-meter, is there like a downloader or trojan of some sort?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:37:05 PM, on 8/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Application Data\EPSON\EPW!3 SSRP\E_S30RP1.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\ASUS\GamerOSD\GamerOSD.exe
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I don't know whether I have a malware problem, or a hard-drive-in-death-throes problem, or what. But I figured it was best to start here, so if it's not a virus I can go over to the XP forum with that ruled out.

Over the past few months my desktop has been steadily driving me nuts. First it began giving me BSODs at random intervals, anything from a day to a month apart. (Currently, about once every three weeks.) The most common error is 0x0000008E, but I've also had 0x00000019, 0x00000024, 0x1000000A, 0x0000004E (PFN_LIST_CORRUPT), 0x0000007F, 0x0000000A (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL), and 0x00000050 (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA). Usually it crashes at startup, but it has taken as much as twenty minutes. I've tried defragging the hard drive, using a registry cleaner, and replacing Sygate firewall (see below) but nothing appears to have worked.

Then Sygate starting occasionally crashing while I was online. I replaced it with PC Tools free firewall, which hasn't had any problems. (Yet...)

Somewhere in the last several months (hard to say whether it was before or after Sygate and the BSODs, it seems to have been creeping up for a while) Firefox developed an increasing tendency to hang. It reached the point where it was basically non-functional for a good quarter hour after connecting. During that time doing anything - maximising or minimising windows, accessing the start menu - took forever. Then Firefox started crashing - constantly. I worked my way through the official trou... Read more

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Hello everyone. This morning I turned my computer on to find that Explorer.exe had crashed. I attempted restarting explorer.exe but every time it attempted to restart it would just crash.

Details:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: explorer.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7601.17567
Application Timestamp: 4d672ee4
Fault Module Name: comctl32.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.10.7601.17514
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ce7c45b
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000000000010343c
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 7788
Additional Information 2: 7788129339cffbb182e4c538402e9d22
Additional Information 3: 44dd
Additional Information 4: 44dde8a5ebcc1fd558b2464fa8226f18

I have already begun a System Scan using sfc /scannow in Command Prompt...which just finished upon writing this up an Windows didn't find any "integrity violations"

I have NOT installed the latest Windows Updates only because I haven't gotten around to doing it. I have also read on other forums that Microsoft Security Essentials seems to be the culprit but I wanted to come here to verify that with you guys before I start messing with Windows essential applications.

What I will do in the meantime while waiting for an answer here is run a chkdsk and a virus scan(AVG).

Thanks in advance.

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A:Explorer.exe Crashes, attempts restart, crashes again. Details Inside

Are you running both AVG and MSE? If so, remove one or the other. Having two security programs that accomplish essentially the same tasks can cause conflicts due to them accessing the same system files or system resources simultaneously. It is possible this is the behavior that is causing your explorer.exe issue.

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HI there i have noticed recently that i have been getting odd explorer.exe restarts whenever i go to Control Panel-System & Security-Windows Update. After clicking windows update explorer will say it needs to restart and go ahead and restart itself. The problem is that it is completely random when it happens. I can't reproduce it 100% of the time. I thought it might be a memory problem but i ran memtest for 13 hours and no errors came up. I ran a chkdsk and sfc /scannow and both also returned no errors. I have disabled all non-microsoft shell extentions as well and that still hasn't stopped the issue. It doesn't bluescreen or even cause any other issues from what i can tell and i can continue using everything afterwards just fine and even go into the Windows Update without it crashing. It only seems to get messed up after a reboot. I also haven't been able to install any Windows SDK to check the dmp file myself.

Now a new problem i have been having is with the Witcher 2. During cutscenes the computer will lock up and my monitor will return "No Display" but my computer will remain on. I can't ctrl+alt+del or do anything. I thought it might be my temps but my gpu was registering 71c and my cpu was registering 42c. I have to hard reset everytime.

These are the errors i get in eventviewer when explorer crashes.

Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4
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A:Crashes while playing Witcher 2 and other explorer.exe crashes.

Hello Ether and welcome to Sevenforums.

BSOD Analyse

Graphics & Troubleshooting

Your Nvidia driver was pointed. To make a clean install of the driver and avoid left-over files proceed to the steps below. If you're having any questions regarding it just ask.

i) Make your way to Nvidia Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
ii) Uninstall the Graphic driver you currently have and all its extensions (do not reboot yet)
iii) Download Driver Sweeper
iv) Get to safe mode (without network) and search for Driver Sweeper in your
v) Select all the Nvidia components and analyse them
vi) Clean them, head into Windows without internet and download the driver

Direct-X

There's also some pointers to your Direct-X files. Option one is that it could be the Direct-X files. Option two is that it could be a part of the Windows system files, as Direct-X is a part of that. To be one the safe side, update your Direct-X files.

Download: DirectX End-User Runtime - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

Other tips and tricks
Stop any type of overclocking.
Blow the Graphic Card fans.
Make sure that no hidden overclocking feature is on.
Download Speccy and make sure that temperatures are stable.
Make sure that the games you're playing has the latest updates and look for Q&A's, fixes and compatibilities.

Code:
VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)
Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arguments:
Arg1: fffffa800b227010, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery con... Read more

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This happened recently after my sister downloaded something from the internet, and when I opened the folder to transfer it to her flash drive, a notification popped up telling me that, "Windows Explorer has crashed," and then it restarts (not the computer, just explorer. It sort of "refreshes" the desktop), then loads, and then crashes again.

I can still use my laptop normally from adjacent accounts, and when I tried deleting the file (the source of all of this, I'm assuming) it says that I need the permission of my main account, even though this account that I am currently using is also and administrator.

Can someone give me a little help? If there is none to be found I can use this side account for a while until something can be done, but it is incredibly inconvenient.

I am using Windows 7 currently.
 

A:Windows Explorer crashes, restarts, then crashes again

The computer is probably infected with a virus or other malware. Post this in the Virus and Malware Removal forum:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/menu28.html
 

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Hello alli hope you can helpbasically, the system is clean ive had no malware or virus problemsran scans with norton360v5, malwarebytes, superantispware, tdss killer, also ran live cd scan dr web etc, nothing found, plus ive had no problems virus/maleware wiseit has been doing this for a whilewhen system shut down on its own, i got error message on restart into windowsError CodeBCCode : ea BCP1 : 87DE3AB0 BCP2 : 8ACC5E00 BCP3 : 88D44540 BCP4 : 00000001 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 256_1i have to ctrl alt del, and start a new process explorer.exe to get back to the desktop, also having to end, drwatson.exe, and dumpprep.exe etc, on certain timesive also notices strangely, rather than a bleue screen the screen go completly black, and then i have to restart the system by pressing the restart button, again on startup i get an error code when logged into windows, igf i run a search on the computer explorer.exe will crash(encountered an error)i have a problem booting into safe mode it hangs at stpd.sys if i cancel loading the driver it still wont boot, the driver before is dcsnap.sys, i have looked into both drivers, i think stpd.sys was installed with deamon tools, so i uninstalled deamon tools and still cannot boot into safe modeso basically the two problems are explorer crashing and safebootAny help would be greatly appreciated

A:Dr Watson crashes and Explorer.exe crashes

Download BlueScreenView (in Zip file)No installation required.Unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

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Randomly when I am using my computer (Acer Extensa 5620Z laptop, Windows XP Pro SP2) I get the Microsoft Error report box saying Windows Explorer encountered a problem and needed to close and prompts me to send the error report to Microsoft. After I click Send or Don't Send (doesn't matter which one), I get another prompt saying Dr Watson encountered an error and needed to close.

Everything then locks up - Start Menu won't open and programs won't minimize or maxmize from the taskbar.

When this first happened I tried to use Task Manager to start explorer.exe again, it didn't work. I checked in the processes tab and explorer.exe was still listed. I tried to End Process on it and it stayed there. I then noticed that drwtsn.exe (might not be 100% correct) is listed, if I End Process on it, explorer.exe closes (Taskbar and start button dissapear) and I can then run explorer.exe again to fix it. Don't know if that helps at all.

I have run fullsystem scans with Windows Defender and Trend Micro Internet Security 2008 multiple times and both found nothing.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Explorer Crashes, Dr Watson Crashes

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time of the freezes.To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.Check in all the categories (Application, Security, System and Internet Explorer).If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.How To Use the Event Viewer

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I've been searching all over the interwebs and have found several tips on how to fix the task manager and regedit, but nothing has worked so far. I CAN enable them, but they just get disabled again after a few seconds. I've had this problem for a few months now. I'm not sure how it started, because I was away at college, and then I came back to my PC being all messed up.More recently, I came back home again yesterday, and now, right-clicking folders CRASHES MY COMPUTER! What the hell! I searched Google and found a few webpages about the problem but haven't really found anything that seems... relevant. One site talks about DivX, another talks about some windows update... I dunno. I haven't really tried to fix this problem yet, but I'm sure it's unrelated to my other ones. Besides, it doesn't seem like I can fix it without regedit and my task manager anyway.Someone on another forum told me to run ComboFix so I did, but I dunno what to do with the info it searched up, so I'll just post it here.ComboFix 09-05-24.01 - Jefferson Lam 05/24/2009 13:39.1 - NTFSx86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1537 [GMT -7:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\Jefferson Lam\Desktop\ComboFix.exeAV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0 *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {E5E70D32-0101-4F12-8FB0-D96ACA4F34C0}.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))... Read more

A:Task manager disabled, regedit disabled, and right clicking folders crashes explorer.exe

Hello somedumbgamer,Please note the message text in blue at the top of the Am I infected? What do I do? forum.ComboFix logs should not to be posted outside the HijackThis forums and then only when requested by a HJT Team member. It is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.Please create a new topic explaining the nature of your problem in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum. Describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results.If needed, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.Thank you for using BleepingComputer as your malware removal source.This topic is now closed. If you have any questions, please PM me or another Moderator.Regards, The weatherman

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Hello. First of all, thank you for reading my post. I recently discovered a Trojan on my computer and instead of going through the tedias process of getting rid of it, I decided to wipe my hard drive and load a 64 bit version of windows 7 ( an upgrade from the previous 32 bit version I had with the virus). The installation went smoothly and I began to download most of my drivers with no issues. I even downloaded World of Warcraft with no issues. I turned my computer off and got some sleep. I returned only to see that my computer would keep restarting during the start up process.

So, knowin a little about computers, I shut everything down. Checked and cleaned the inside of my PC. Re-set the memory and reset the battery to reload BIOS. I put everything back together, and it started up no problem. Success!!! NO! As I began surfing the internet, IE will randomly shut down and just keep doing it. As I scrambled for a solution to this very annoying problem, my computer would shut down, sending me to a blue screen which states a bunch of stuff that I don't understand. Being the hands on guy I am, I went back to search for a solution with the new information. I figured that maybe BIOS wasn't updated or that I didn't have all the needed drivers downloaded yet.

So I went to download some more updates and every time I go to download something I get a setup error or something that keeps the download from finishing! So, I threw my hands up and came here, hoping that som... Read more

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When I boot my computer up, then explorer.exe immediately crashes. When I use task manager to try to run explorer.exe, the moment I click "New Process" task manager stops responding, freezes, and eventually closes. I also tried running window's in safe mode(my desktop icons weren't there, I'm not sure if that's supposed to be like that in safe mode) and using cmd to open explorer.exe. Explorer.exe runs and opens, cmd does not crash, but the task bar is frozen. When this problem first occurred, I was ending unnecessary processes with task manager, and I accidentally ended a system process. I do not remember what process it was sadly, or else I would try running it again with cmd in safe mode. I tried reboot many times, but it still doesn't work. Please solve my problem soon. Thank you.

P.S. If you need any more information about my problem, post here and I'll try to provide you with what you ask for, if it's in my ability.

A:Explorer.exe Crashes, Run Crashes

If you know exactly when the problem began you can use Windows System Restore to revert your system state to a date that preceeded the problem.To start the System Restore tool at a command prompt1. Restart your computer, and then press F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in Safe Mode with a command prompt.2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449/

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Product code is 10B60023AUIt's around 3 months old, Started crashing every now and then (no blue screen of death) just on one moment and off the next.Crashes started to get a lot more frequent (like 4 times an hour - sometimes).Isolation tests, different monitors etc (made no difference)So - did complete software re-image. (made no difference)It's fully up to date and checked with the solution centre (detailed tests - no faults found) So - took it in for warranty service, diagnosed graphics card fault and replaced the motherboard. Great I think.That was yesterday, this morning (same thing - 4 crashes in less than an hour) So - unless I drag this all the way back into the city for another 3 day holiday does anyone have an ideas ? Any known issues with these machines ? TIA

























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All of a sudden as soon as I sign in MSN Crashes with the non responsive error.I can't chat,scroll or do anything. I can close the window as I sign in and it does not do the error but when I open it,it crashes.Please help it does not do this one my other PC.

A:MSN Randomly Crashes

Hi Tehjacknoob,

Try to reinstall it, that usually helps.

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My computer restarts randomly. It never crashed before SP2 so I'm pretty sure it's not a hardware problem. Upon restarting I get " The has recovered from a serious error." So I send the error report that appears and get a message about a microsoft help site not being found. Any idea how to find whats causing to restart?Error Signature:BCCode : 1000008e    BCP1 : C0000005    BCP2 : BF805900    BCP3 : BA872C50BCP4 : 00000000    OSVer : 5_1_2600    SP : 2_0    Product : 256_1   

A:XP SP2 crashes randomly

Does it say what program has recovered from the error?

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I bought a computer for my kids several months ago, and one problem it has is that Internet Explorer will just close with no warning. It also runs very slow. I've run Norton antivirus, registry mechanic and ad-aware, none of which found any problems. Any suggestions?
 

A:IE crashes randomly

Create a folder on your hard drive for Hijackthis, like My Documents\HJT
Click on this link http://209.133.47.200/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe and save the file into the folder you have created.
Unzip the file to the folder.
Scan your machine, then click on Save Log.

Post a copy back here and someone will be happy to review it.

Don't make any changes until instructed to do so.
 

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Hi everybody,
i have a 6 monthes old pc with this specs :
 
Cpu : intel i5 4690k
Gpu : sapphire tri-x 390 oc
Ram : gskill ripjaws 8go ddr3 1600mhz
        + adata xpg 16go ddr3 1886mhz
Hdd : western digital blue 1to 7200rpm
Motherboard : asus maximus vii ranger
Psu : corsair vs650w
 
for the first months i was using my pc principally to use programs like 3dsmax and revit (architecture student) but this last month i started playing games, and the witcher 2 (graphically demanding game) made my pc crash every 10 min, so i started questioning if the psu was sufficient for this config, but this last days, my pc craches even when i am just browsing the web. 
 
thanks in advance 

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I thought it was just my computer with random ie crashes but if you want a real eye opener go over to look at whats your reliability index and start looking at the logs. Id say Microsoft and us have a problem here. Even some of the big boys here have a problem, so if these guys have a problem then what about the lower ranks. Would someone let Microsoft know so that something can be done.

A:Anyone with IE crashes randomly

Hello,

Do you have a problem we can help you with? Few people walk away from these forums without an answer.

~Jonathan

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im leaving my newly built winxp comp on overnights. but when i come back it has crashed with this black screen showing a lot of what looks like id numbers. but on top of the screen is this:

TRAP31303056 **********************EXCEPTIONS*******************

the numberafter trap isdifferent each time
 

A:win xp randomly crashes

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I have a compaq persaio and i recently upgraded it to windows 2000. now it randomly freezes on me. i dont know how to fix it. and i dont konw what to say specificly is causing it.
 

A:Win 2k randomly crashes

Have you installed the latest update?

If not goto: http://h18000.www1.hp.com/
 

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