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Explorer crashes/restarts when jpegs are opened

Q: Explorer crashes/restarts when jpegs are opened

I have recently had an issue with my computer...when I open my picture files, Explorer "cannot open, file corrupted" & "encountered a problem" and restarts. I have run spyware/malware programs and can find nothing wrong in the logs. What should I be looking for? Is my flash player needing an update, or a newer service pack for Microsoft needed? I am not I.T. savy and am looking for feedback.

Thanks very much!!

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A: Explorer crashes/restarts when jpegs are opened

Hi Aliwegner welcome to TSF. Are youreferring to internet explorer or windows explorer? Download XnView Software - Free graphic and photo viewer, converter, organizer and see if they open in a 3rd party program.

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Hi to all, i have a laptop running Windows 7 Professional. The problem is strange and havent had it on any other Windows 7 machine.

If i click the folder icon on the bottom tool bar (windows explorer) then in the left hand pane expand the C drive then right click on any folder it instantly displays a dialog saying Explorer has experienced a problem and needs to close, windows is
looking for a fix for this problem (cant remember exact wording) then Explorer.exe restarts. This happens on the local C drive and Network drives. 
I though it could be a permissions problem so have taken ownership of all files & folders on the C drive which made no difference, i have removed the laptop from our server / domain and it is still the same / no change.
Can anyone shed any light on this problem or offer any ideas on fixing it? the laptop is only a few months old and is i5 / 4GB RAM Dell machine running Windows 7 Pro SP1 office 2003 Pro, checked for virus & adware & all clean.

A:Explorer.exe crashes when righ click on item in left pane on windows explorer nothing in system logs, explorer.exe restarts.

The faulting module (Fault Module Name: SHELL32.dll) shell32.dll is a Windows system file however the file that is actually causing the crash may be a third party file which from the symptoms
may be a third party context menu handler.
The following link has some info and a download to ShellExView which you can use to selectively disable third party context menu handlers to find out a problematic one:
You could try disabling all non-Microsoft context menu handlers and then, if the problem resolves, re-enable them one at a time to see which one was the problem.
BTW, the error should be logged in the Event Viewer Application log as a Application Error involving explorer.exe

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So I can't get to add/remove programs, etc. Vista Home Premium, w/o SP (another issue for a different post)The error details are:Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: Explorer.EXE Application Version: 6.0.6000.16771 Application Timestamp: 4907deda Fault Module Name: kernel32.dll Fault Module Version: 6.0.6000.16820 Fault Module Timestamp: 49952034 Exception Code: c06d007e Exception Offset: 0001b09e OS Version: 6.0.6000. Locale ID: 1033 Additional Information 1: 8d13 Additional Information 2: cdca9b1d21d12b77d84f02df48e34311 Additional Information 3: 8d13 Additional Information 4: cdca9b1d21d12b77d84f02df48e34311Read our privacy statement: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=501...mp;clcid=0x0409 TIA,dean

A:Explorer.EXE crashes when control panel is opened

another issue for a different postYou should keep all issues concerning very same computer in one topic, as those issues may be connected.

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Hey all,

I got a problem with my laptop here,everytime I open the "My Video" folder (in "My Documents"),internet explorer crashes (shuts down). I can open any & all other folder(s) on my computer without having this problem occur.

I have Windows XP [Home edition] with SP2, which came already installed when I purchased the laptop.I have a recovery disc,but it appears if I want to run it,I will lose everything on my HD.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: explorer crashes when video folder opened

We have seen some installed software, PSP, cause similar problems:


something to do with the thumbnail feature in PSP, disabling it seemed to work for those who had it.

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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:

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I first noticed that explorer would crash a few weeks ago after I stumbled across an infected .wmf file while surfing the net. I was logged in under my limited account and my anti-virus detected the .wmf but it could not take action, I believe due to the fact I use system restore. I finally was able to delete the .wmf after which I ran several different scans and could not detect anything except Microsoft (R) HTML Application host had been altered (24,576 bytes to 24,064 bytes), so I replaced the file (note: explorer was already crashing before this point). The only time it seems to crash is once in a while when I click on My Document, Control Panel, My Pictures etc...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:19:13 PM, on 3/7/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minisearch
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minisearch
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://my... Read more

A:Solved: Explorer crashes then restarts...

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I've been getting frequent explorer.exe crashes.

The eventviewer give this rather unhelpful log.

Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4
Faulting module name: mfc120u.dll, version: 12.0.21005.1, time stamp: 0x524fa0af
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000139655
Faulting process id: 0x73c
Faulting application start time: 0x01d2660c8ccec79e
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\mfc120u.dll
Report Id: fc5b48eb-d344-11e6-99d9-94de80ae7897
Is there anyway to find out whats causing this?

I've run AV scans (malware bytes, + windows defender), nothing was found.

A:Frequent explorer.exe crashes and restarts.

Schedule a disk check: open cmd window and type chkdsk /f

Open cmd window and type sfc /scannow
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi this just started happening today. I'm not sure what happened to trigger it. I have run virus scan and it didn't found any infected files.

Explorer.exe will load when my machine starts up. About every 5-10 seconds, it will close, meaning my desktop blinks off. Another 10 seconds later (or around that) explorer.exe will start again and my desktop will come back.

Eventually, it stops trying to load and the desktop stays off. I can go to task manager and run explorer.exe to repeat the process of having explorer.exe run, stop, run, etc.

I don't receive any error messages when this happens.

This machine has the latest Microsoft updates incl service pack 2.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Explorer.exe continuously crashes/restarts

After restarting in safemode and checking event-viewer, I saw the following:

"The shell stopped unexpectantly and explorer.exe was restarted"

I don't know what that means or how to fix it.

Any suggestions?


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Here is the error log from one of the crashes.

Windows Explorer

Stopped working

‎18/‎09/‎2010 18:52

Report sent

Faulting Application Path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.1.7600.16450
Application Timestamp: 4aebab8d
Fault Module Name: Explorer.EXE
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16450
Fault Module Timestamp: 4aebab8d
Exception Code: c000041d
Exception Offset: 000000000002cc2b
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 9d35
Additional Information 2: 9d352eeb48f756eef3e09921a012e0a8
Additional Information 3: ca2c
Additional Information 4: ca2c069770e7f64d60f91ac290056ba5

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 20355333
It usually happens when I download something, or when I try to play certain games such as CoD 4 but only when I try to connect to an online server. It also used to crash whenever I loged into windows and had nod32 running but I've uninstalled nod and that problems gone.

A:Windows explorer crashes/restarts

sfc /scannow
fixed the problem for me aswell, thanks

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It gets pretty annoying, so I am looking for a fix, here is some more information:
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.0.6002.18005
Application Timestamp: 49e01da5
Fault Module Name: korwbrkr.dll_unloaded
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 49e03745
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 6a797d32
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160

I think it has something to do with Korean Typewriter or something. Help is really appreciated. I currently am running with nothing but AVG in my system tray, but I want to run all my programs without it crashing if its possible.

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I have a problem that started yesterday. Every 30 seconds Windows Explorer (not the browser) crashes, then restarts. I run Xmarks within FireFox, I thought this was the problem because Xmarks as of yesterday asks me every 40 seconds if I want to sync my bookmarks, if I choose cancel, Windows Explorer will crash then restart.

When Firefox is closed, Explorer continues to crash and restart, almost every 30-35 seconds. I have Windows 8.1 up to date, with all the latest updates, FireFox is up to date. As of writting this post, Windows Explorer has crashed and restarted (5) times.

A:Windows 8.1 - Explorer Crashes then Restarts

Please following the instructions here..

Link: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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My explorer.exe constantly crashes and restarts; however, when I go into safe mode it works perfectly which means it is a driver problem. So I began to use the app, DriverView, to look at all the drivers I have and sure enough I find 3 very suspicious files that are most likely the cause to my problem.They looked suspicious because their file type was listed as unknown and their description was blank.the three files were:dump_dumpata.sysdump_dumpfve.sysdump_msahci.sysThey are said to be located at C:\Windows\System32\Drivers but when I looked there i couldn't find them. I tried scanning for viruses in normal and safe mode using AVG but I found nothing. I then uninstalled AVG and installed Avira. I also scanned in normal and safe mode using Avira but I still found nothing. The virus blockers i used also were updated. For some reason I just can't findi them. I shut down explorer.exe and then i ran HijackThis. don't know if that affected the log. Anyways here it is.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 1:49:48 PM, on 6/30/2010Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program F... Read more

A:explorer.exe crashes and restarts continously.

I decided it was better to just format my laptop. Don't need help anymore

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Hey guys, I'm new here. Hope you guys can help fix this problem I've encountered many times. Whenever I try to select or view a particular folder or file, my Windows Explorer crashes. This is what I found in Event Viewer:The Details:- System - Provider [ Name] Application Error - EventID 1000 [ Qualifiers] 0 Level 2 Task 100 Keywords 0x80000000000000 - TimeCreated [ SystemTime] 2012-10-14T10:11:40.000000000Z EventRecordID 359425 Channel Application Computer user-PC Security - EventData Explorer.EXE 6.1.7601.17567 4d6727a7 DivXMFSource.dll 4cffcf66 c0000005 0009b890 1044 01cda9f0e1b8c595 C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Plus Media Foundation Components\DivXMFSource.dll 8b51d578-15e7-11e2-8c46-002618833b83Thank you for your replies

A:Windows Explorer crashes and restarts

Did you try uninstalling DIVX software from add or remove programs?Downloadmini toolboxCheckmark following boxes: List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs Click Go and post the result.

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Hi all,
I am having a list of problems like control panel not opening,explorer crashes and restarts every now and then. I have installed DDS and Combofix...I have given their respective logs below.
Please help me to get rid of this thing that makes my pc useless.
Thanks in advance.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16450
Run by HP at 11:37:14 on 2013-05-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic   6.1.7601.1.1252.91.1033.18.3998.2252 [GMT 5.5:30]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Outdated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Outdated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\sys... Read more


Please help me :-(

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Hi Guys,

This issue has been driving me nuts for the past few months and I've found no solution as yet.

Windows explorer (windows 7 Home Premium, SP1, 64 bit OS) will frequently crash with seemingly no pattern (opening directories, scrolling through files, copying files etc) even when running in safe mode. I've tried various malware applications and hard drive
checks, but to no avail.

Event viewer gave the following information after the last crash.

Fault bucket 37536607, type 28
Event Name: APPCRASH
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: explorer.exe
P2: 6.1.7601.17567
P3: 4d672ee4
P4: ntdll.dll
P5: 6.1.7601.18933
P6: 55a6a196
P7: c0000005
P8: 0000000000050e91

Attached files:

These files may be available here:


Analysis symbol:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: fe0a5468-4ff4-11e5-ad1e-14dae9d36703
Report Status: 0

The .WER report file referenced above contains this info:

Sig[0].Name=Application Name
Sig[1].Name=Applicati... Read more

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Hello Hope all is well there.

My problem is that Explorer crashes every single time I click on a folder or try to open something from the desktop that is inside a folder.

Im not sure what is causing this problem, any suggestions?: 4-dontkno

A:Explorer Crashes/Restarts when i click on any folder

Hello, welcome to TSF..

do any of the folders concerned contain .AVI files? Does the same happen for all users on your PC and also in Safe Mode?

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So for the past month or so, explorer.exe has been crashing continuously. It happens on several occasions...

-Most notable when I first boot up Windows 7, it crashes and restarts in an assiduous manner, for maybe 10-15 times until it stops suddenly and starts working again

-When accessing files which force explorer to open, e.g. when I open a document, open the 'My Downloads' folder, and such locations (the crashing and restarting scenario occurs in every situation)

I haven't found a solution as of yet. I even tried ending the process in Task Manager and running it again... with the result of it continuing to freeze and restart even after I run it form Task Manager, until as usual, it suddenly stops crashing and starts working again.

Is there any possible solution to this which doesn't involve any type of System Restore/OS wipe?

Thanks in advance.

P.S. PC is defragged, registry and junk files cleaned using CCleaner and Disk Cleanup, issue still persists. SpyBotS&D cannot detect any malware, and ESET NOD32 cannot detect any viruses or infections either.

A:explorer.exe crashes and restarts when certain actions are performed

This is usualy caused by a bad file filter installed in explorer. And you can usualy trace it down to what type by noticing what files are in the folders you are opening.

Unless this happens at the default "libraries" or "Computer" entries as well...

Can you shed any light on where it does and maybe does not crash?

Did you install anything (Codecs, Office programs etc) just before this started?

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HI, I had no problems this morning, but after I put some videos from my camera onto my computer,and then tried to upload them to youtube, I couldn't do it. Internet Explorer kept closing and restarting everytime I tried to upload. So I went to firefox, same problem, then to chrome, same problem. Finally I decided to just go to the video on my computer and show it to someone, I went into the picture folder, and then Explorer closed and restarted. It happens all the time, where I can't even get to open a file. I ran the SFC and got a SFC detail sheet. I think some file is corrupted. Can someone help me? I am going to post the SFC details so someone can give me a starting point to work on this. Thanks
SFC details:
2012-03-05 16:28:57, Info CSI 00000006 [SR] Verifying 100 (0x00000064) components
2012-03-05 16:28:57, Info CSI 00000007 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2012-03-05 16:29:04, Info CSI 00000009 [SR] Verify complete
2012-03-05 16:29:05, Info CSI 0000000a [SR] Verifying 100 (0x00000064) components
2012-03-05 16:29:05, Info CSI 0000000b [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2012-03-05 16:29:12, Info CSI 0000000d [SR] Verify complete
2012-03-05 16:29:13, Info CSI 0000000e [SR] Verifying 100 (0x00000064) components
2012-03-05 16:29:13, Info CSI 0000000f [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transact... Read more

A:explorer crashes and restarts when I am in the picture file


Verify and Repair Transaction completed. All files and registry keys listed in this transaction have been successfully repaired

Can you play the file on the camera? It looks like the files you copied over from the camera are corrupted. Delete the ones you have and try to save the files from the camera again. Make sure the file plays on your computer before deleting off of the camera, or uploading to YouTube.

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I am trying to run a few different repairs but they all require me to right click and then run as admin. My problem is that if I right click any Icon or desktop anything explorer crashes and restarts. I can not find any way to give myself admin access. I am the admin of the computer and logged in under my account but it does not matter what account I log in under it always crashes. Is there any other way to run the CMD sfc /scannow?

A:Problem- Right click on anything and explorer crashes and restarts

Hello Dave84 Welcome to the Seven Forums!

You can start up the System File Checker tool at the Start>Run command line. (refer to image attached)

That won't require any right clicking on anything. You could even add the Takeownership option to the right click menu but will need to first repair the present Windows installation since this sounds like one or more system files are corrupted.

The other thought on this is a possible malware infection leaving you with corrupted files like the explorer.exe sheil file used by Windows Explorer as well as the Computer desktop icon for browsing drives.

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After days of troubleshooting via trying resolution methods from various forums, I finally have to submit a help topic, because I am out of ideas short of re-installing windows.

explorer.exe crashes whenever I do one of the following items:
- Right click on desktop to see display properties; the right-click menu never comes up; explorer just crashes. (I can get to the display properties fine through control panel.)
- Open up Start/Programs and enter an application sub-menu. Explorer doesn't crash until the sub menu opens, sometimes instantly, sometimes in a few seconds.
- Hovering over an icon on my desktop. Explorer does not crash when hovering over shortcuts, only when I hover over a file sitting on the desktop.
- Trying to open My Computer. A window opens up and the flashlight appears momentarily, then explorer crashes, which also closes the window.
- Trying to browse files via Start/Run or through Task Manager. Explorer crashes after several seconds, regardless of which drive or directory I am browsing. There may be an additional pattern there too as the time it takes explorer to die varies, but I have yet to determine a pattern if there is one. For Start/Run, the window closes, for task manager, sometimes the window freezes when explorer crashes and restarts, and the task manager icon in the task bar never goes away until I pass over it with my mouse.
- Trying to open up administrative tools from the control panel. Other controal panel options ... Read more

A:explorer.exe crashes and restarts at specific times

I forgot to mention, I'm running XP SP3.

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I am at my wits end....my teenagers did something last night and now my windows explorer keeps crashing and restarting in a continuous loop ....all icons and taskbar dissappear every few seconds as this is happening and it is impossible to do much of anything.....with a very quick click I am on firefox, ....I ran avg, Windows malicious software removal tool ( removed trojan:win 32/fake xpa) and tried spybot, but cannot run it for some reason.....I am reasonably knowledgeable about computers, but not quite sure what to do with this one.....I ran hijackthis and will paste it below...any help is greatly appreciated..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:44:23 PM, on 6/12/2009
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16764)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTBDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
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A:Windows explorer continuously crashes and restarts

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I have had an on going issues with Vista crashing and then restart, some times it does it so quick that I hardly notice it because it was just the OS restarting not the computer rebooting. The how and why Vista would restart was unknown though I do remember a couple of times I would get a media player error but that was not consistant.

However, now the error is consistant and I can replicate it. On certain files, when I would RIGHT Click on the file to look their property Vista will crash and after scanning itself, restart up. At first I have not paid attention to the files in question but today I noticed that when I went to look at the properties for Gas Powered Games' Dungeon Siege 2, because it crashes every time I try to start it (I just reinstalled the game yesterday and while I ran into an online issue, was able to play the single player version fine but today when I tried to start the game it won't start and crashes).

I did two searches under Vista restarting and Vista restarting when Right Clicking properties and after reading the 75 results, there were a few threads that had very similar issues but they were locked and none of them had an answer.

So, let's try it again, anyone got a clue about this issue?

My system is an ACER, that I keep updated with Microsoft Update and protected by AVG as well as the Microsoft utilities.

A:Explorer Crashes and then restarts when Right Click on Properties

Are you sure its not just Windows Explorer crashing? I don't see how the OS could restart but not the computer. Try typing sfc /scannow into your start menu. This will check you system files and repair them if they are indeed damaged.

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Explorer intermittently crashes for some reason and it gets annoying. This is not Windows Internet Explorer, it is Windows Explorer. I'll be copying or moving files typically, or dbl click on a movie or picture file to launch it. It pops up a dialog saying explorer needs to be restarted. When I clik on it it restarts the desktop. What could be causing this?


A:Solved: Explorer crashes and restarts desktop

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Seem to be having an issue all of a sudden. not sure how to fix it or even what might be wrong. when i right click on a disk drive in a file explorer it crashes then restarts. if your not sure what i mean i did screencap the experience and uploaded it here http://www.screencast.com/users/Otak...5-be8172d0205b

Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated.

A:File Explorer crashes and restarts on right click

ummm.... why did i get moved tot he general discussion?

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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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basically when the computer starts up explorer loads then shuts down then loads then shuts down. it does it so fast that the start menu and stuff literally looks like its blinking. i cannot do anything it does it so fast, even in safe mode. any ideas what this is and what i can do?

A:explorer.exe crashes and restarts so fast its practically blinking

Run System restor.

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Hi. Today morning I started my PC and just after the start up Windows Explorer crashed and restarted and then did (and does) the same every 10-15 seconds. I googled the problem and did following steps (not in the same order as below) which didn't resolve the issue:

- restarted few times and switched off PC completely;
- tried to fix registry with Vit Registry Fix;
- did SFC /SCANNOW and it finished with information that some issues couldn't be fixed;
- ran Malwerbytes with no malware found;
- did a full Kaspersky Internet Security scan with no viruses found;
- did a clean boot (all non-windows services were not used) and it still crashed;
- did a diagnostic start up (so only basic windows services were used) and it helped;
- I wanted to do a system restore but Windows doesn't have data on any restores, meaning I probably haven't started the service (doesn't it make it automatically?);

Other info:
- system works fine in Safe Mode and diagnostic start up, thus eliminating issue with external applications;
- when in normal mode and crashing I looked at processes appearing and disappearing and found out that at the crash process the file dllhost.exe disappears then and shortly after appears back (it may or may not be relevant);
- I didn't do any major updates yesterday (only updated Steam platform and installed one new game);
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A:Windows explorer crashes (and restarts) on system start-up.

Just an update - based on my experience with "fixing" the system, I've decided to back up the data and make a fresh installation (no point in loosing more time on trying to resolve the issue but just spend the time on new system and at least enjoy a faster Windows for some time). Funny though that a year ago I had to do the same due to some dll corrupt file (it was much worse then). I really love Microsoft!

P.S. Thanks for reading this thread, if you think you may add something (so in the future if someone looks for info on how to fix it) feel free to add some advice.

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I am facing an issue. On Exchange server, whenever I open Internet Explorer- the server restarts. This happens every time. Can some one please help me out. what causing this restart? OS version 1607.

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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?


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Please help.

Every time that I select the remove option in "Control Panel_Programmes and Features_Uninstall or change a programme", Windows explorer crashes.

A:Windows Explorer crashes and Restarts when removing program in Control panel


How long has this been going on? You may want to try a system restore.

You may also want to do a repair install.

Links are for Windows 7, but works for Vista too.

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Since recent XP re-install (now with service pack 3), previously saved Corel Draw 11 files that include JPEGs fail to open fully before crashing the program. I can open files that don't contain JPEGs, but the program will also crash when I import a JPEG.

I've removed and re-installed Corel Draw 11, updated it with service pack 2,all to no avail. All my files were successfully created in XP (then with SP2, but still couldn't open them before I loaded SP3) prior to this re-install and I have not experienced this issue previously.

In what may be a related issue, I cannot re-install an isometric tool plug-in for Corel Draw called EZMetrics. This also ran OK prior to XP re-install. When I double click the setup .exe I get this error message 'Unable to open Setup Data File, Exiting....'

This leaves me somewhat scratching my head for answers and I would be most grateful if there is someone out there who may shed some light on a possible fix. There are many hours of work in these Corel files that I'm a little concerened that I may lose.

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When i insert a CD or DVD of any kind, it either just restarts or some times an error comes up and THEN it re-starts (I think the error is only linked to running *.exe ie; installing games).

This is one of the errors, i looked around on the net and i think its different depending what program it is, but the issue is the same....

i also attached it in case it don't show up.

A:PC restarts when a CD/DVD is opened!!

Originally Posted by SuperSparks View Post
Go to Control Panel>System>Advanced>Startup & Recovery>Settings and uncheck "Automatically restart". The next time it happens you'll most likely get a Stop error, which is much easier to troubleshoot. Post back what it says. If it still continues to reboot after that then it points to a hardware problem."

I took off "Automatically restart". but all that happens is, all my programs start crashing 1 by 1 and it never loads the *.dll files from the windows XP CD, even if i keep pressing "retry", then after a bit of clicking retry, the 'blue screen of death comes up' so i just have to restart PC anyway...

I think i could do a windows repair through the boot menu using the windows CD. but the recovery console keeps asking me for a password and it does not exist... it did the same thing when i was downgrading from Vista, but i managed to sort it out through Regedit;

Set the DWORD SecurityLevel value to 1"

but i tried changing the value again and it just didn't work this time...

sorry for long post... cheers for all the help.

PS; doing it in safe mode has the same effect... re-start...

regedit screen shot of what i had, the second key was made by me, a desperate attempt to get it to work...

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My system freezes(hangs for a minute, works for couple of seconds, repeatedly) and restarts whenever I open strongdc++. But it works properly whenever strongdc++ is not being used. I triend uninstalling and reinstalling this software, but still same problem.

System config:
i5, 3rd gen, 64 bit
4GB RAM, 2GB graphics(dedicated)

Can you please suggest me solution for this problem?

Best regards

A:System freezes and restarts when strongdc++ is opened

Don't know anything about the software you're trying to use but I found this link:

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Hi There,

I wanted to work on some commands in the DOS prompt screen. So i typed "cmd" in the run text box. As soon as i did that the computer automatically restarts itself. I have checked the control panel->system->startup & recovery, that if the automatic restart is unchecked and it is unchecked!!

I have no clue as to why this happens. Please could anyone help me in this matter.

Many thanks in advance.

A:Please help!!! computer restarts when command screen in opened!!

Hi. . .

I suggest that you check the Event Viewer for clues. Note the time, then try to go into cmd again and if it re-boots check the event logs for that time and see what is there.

Regards. . .



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Hey there, new forum-goer here. I've had this issue start up relatively recently, and I haven't the foggiest what could be causing it. Basically, any action taken involving .jpg files will cause windows explorer to crash, showing the "checking for solution to problem" window, followed by "windows is restarting". I haven't seen this happen with .png, so it really does look to only be with that file type. The actions on jpgs that will cause it to crash include:

-right clicking them
-double clicking them
-having an explorer window open (say, a folder) containing about 2 or more jpegs
-hovering the cursor overtop of a jpeg for too long

like I said though, I have no idea what could be causing this. I've tried using alternate programs other than the default viewer to open jpegs with, I've tried doing registry checks and windows updates, and even tried starting the computer in safe mode, but it still happens. Anyone have any ideas on this? Next steps I should take in the process of fixing it?

Also, I've tried running sfc /scannow in comand, and afterwords it said "Windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them". Though I'm not sure whether this is due to this jpeg issue or if that's related to a different problem I have of certain windows updates failing to install.

A:Jpegs causing explorer to crash

Okay. Do you have your .jpegs in thumbnail view? Try switching it to icon view. Sometimes Windows has problems with generating thumbnails causing Windows Explorer to crash. If you haven't, try it. In Windows Explorer --> Organise --> Folder and search options --> View --> Check 'always show icons, never thumbnails'.

Tell us if this works.

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I have this little weird problem that comes and goes and it is just about starting to get on my nerves now. When i right-click to save an image from the web in Internet Explorer (v6), i choose 'save picture as' and i am presented *only*- with the option to save the image as a Bitmap, and the images filename does not appear only the name 'untitled'??? This happened within the space of a couple of hours of surfing when i was one minute able to save as jpgs and then the next minute i got this problem? I didnt even change any settings it just happened while surfing?

Now i did a bit of research and the only suggestion that i found was to clear you temporary internet files out because it may be a cache restriction. I tried this and then rebooted but it didnt solve the dilemma
I have also manually typed in the jpg extention which isnt much good because the files still save the same size as a BMP?

Any suggestions would be most welcome, no doubt some of you slueths have probably solved this one before.

A:Explorer: Trouble saving jpegs

Please help someone, pleeaase

Surely some of you whizzes can help me to solve this problem?

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I notice since upgrading to Windows 7, Explorer shows some quirky behaviour compared with the XP version.

My current irritation is when I open a folder containing (say) 500 jpegs that were in filename (ascending) sequence, the folder opens quite quickly and I can see the file icons, but I get a message 'Searching for items...' and a progress bar at the top of the window which takes up to a minute to complete. The end result is always the same... the files are now sorted into descending sequence.

It seems to be the case only for jpegs, only when sorted on filename, and only when 'Large Icons' were selected. Even then it only seems to display this behaviour when the folders contain a lot of files (maybe more than 200 jpegs).

And it doesn't seem to matter whether or not the folder has recently been opened.

I note that if I click on the 'X' next to the progress bar, to stop 'Loading', there isn't a problem.

The thumbnails have already been drawn, so what's going on during this process? And why the inversion?


A:Explorer - strange behaviour for folders of jpegs

You can either:

1) Click Names at the top of the Names column to change from an Ascending to a Descending sort order and vice versa.


2) Right-click the blank space in the right and choose Sort By>Name>Ascending/Descending.

To speed things up you can go to Organize>Folder & Search Options>View>Advanced Settings>Always Show Icons, Never Thumbnails>Apply>OK.

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I've had this problem before, and I think it relates to an email that was downloaded that corrupts the .pst.

When we open the Outlook, it stays open for a short time, 1-2 seconds, then immediately crashes to desktop. I have tried the following

outlook.exe /safe
outlook.exe /resetoutlookbars
outlook.exe /F

My next attempt will be to run the scanpst program, but I don't expect that to return anything worthwhile. My guess is that there is an email at the top of the inbox that is corrupting something and until that email is removed, I can't do anything.

In the past I have had to create a new PST, but that is a pain in the butt having to download a couple years worth of emails again and losing calendar and contact information.

Thanks for help.

A:Outlook XP crashes when opened

Have you tried restarting the computer?

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As am browsing after some time the page cannot be displayed or disconnects or crashes...................After that the crashed site cannot be opened be it ie or firefox......................The condition continues for the next few hours.................So pls help me out with it

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I have a special folder in which I keep some documents for work. When I open the folder it stops responding and I have to manually kill it. I've scanned it for viruses and it came up clean. Anything out there to help me view it again?

A:Folder Crashes Upon Being Opened

Can you open it from Safe Mode?

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Hello. One friend gave me his computer to fix his issue. Windows Explorer crashes when the PC boots. When i tried to open task manager it crashed too. I tried to run something using WIN+R but it didnt show anything. What should I do and what can make this happen.
Sorry if my english is bad.

A:Please help! Every process crashes when opened

Tried to run in Safe Mode. Same thing happened. Could it be something that corrupted those processes?

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When i try to open steam i get the windows "Steam has stopped working". I have reinstalled steam many times, reformated, everything, yet i still get the same error.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Steam.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4a15c82b
Fault Module Name: Steam.dll
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a316e02
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 001b620c
OS Version: 6.1.7100.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 8c39
Additional Information 2: 8c3912b3bd901dd3da50ccdf6624151c
Additional Information 3: d1e1
Additional Information 4: d1e1ceaffc5e0863a52134a0448f894c

A:Steam crashes when opened

Hmmm, did you download steam from the website or a disk?
I decided to download it from the website and everything went okay.

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I am suddenly no longer able to open the My Recent Documents file without it crashing Explore. I can open the folder, but after about two or three seconds the hour glass displays and a message displays that Windows is closing this activity due to an error with the .exe file and is doing so to protect itself. I select OK and another box displays asking if I want to send a report to MS. I did and it also asked for additional information about my system so they could see a more clear snapshot of what was occurring when the "crash" happened. No responses yet. I am concerned that even though I am running the most current version of NAV with current virus definitions and MS Antispyware Beta something has infected my system. I accessed a file on the web about 30 minutes prior to this happening and when I accessed the file I got two messages that a virus was present. It did not look like NAV was posting the message and since the message included instruction to click on it to fix the problem I ignored that. I have scanned my system with AdAware using their most current definitions. Could not access Spybot S & D's site for their most current updates to scan my system. When I left home this morning, NAV was scanning again to see if anything is detected. I have not had time to check whether or not this problem is isolated or a true infestation. Does anyone know what could cause My Recent Documents to crash?


A:My Recent Documents crashes when opened

Have you tried clearing the document history?


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My version of Skype is each time i start outlook 2013 it stops working.
I'v tried to reset the priorities for Skype, deleted the local directory for skype in appdadat...nothing seems to help. My windows 10 pro is up to date and everything else just works fine(sic)..
I need to use these 2 apps side by side..
Thank you all

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Hello. I've come across the strangest problem. I installed this new app and told the users to open it up and get familiar with it. The remote office has a VPN (point to point) and they access remote computers via RDP to open the app. One user told me that the app crashes on her when she opens it. The error is: unknown software exception 0x0000409
But when I use a computer to RDP into it, and log on as her, the app opens without a problem. The problem is duplicated as she tried to open that same app while RDP'ing into other computers that have the app. And it happens whether she's logged in as herself or another users. But again, I can remote into those computers from other computers and open the app fine (while either logged on as her or another user).
The problem continues even if booted to safe mode with networking. I've also thoroughly scanned for infections on the user's computer.
Now, while using RDP, if the processing happens on the remote computers (the computers hosting that app) why would the app's ability to run vary so much from being remotely opened from one computer to another?
Thanks in advance.

A:App run via Remote Desktop crashes when opened remotely from specific computer

It looks like it was a user profile problem. I created another user on that computer. I was able to use that profile to connect and ru the app. But it's still strange that a small problem on the computer being used to remotely connect would cause an application error on the remote computer (when all the processing happens on that remote computer).

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Both problems started at the same time;

When I open firefox sometimes I can get to the start page, and other times it just crashes right away. When it does crash I get the option to send in a crash report and then restart. I see a flash of a new window opening, and then another crash report right away. On the times that I DO get to keep the start page open, trying to open anything (add-on page, new webpage, even sometimes just clicking the page) causes it to close and get a crash report. This happens in safe mode too, even after uninstalling and reinstalling multiple times.

The same time that started happening, my windows live messenger couldn't connect. At least I get some sort of message with that one: "Windows Live communications platform has stopped working". The only way I get to use it is to download another program that connects to all my messaging programs.

A few times I've gotten some message about HP Network Devices having a problem and closing, but searching for a solution online never fixes anything. If it happens again I'll post exactly what it says.

None of my other programs are having any problems, just these two.

If you need any more information please tell me, this has been happening over a period of months now, and I really just want to get it fixed.

A:Firefox crashes when opened, windows live messenger can't connect

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