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Old 04-26-2005, 07:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Windows explorer in windows XP is messed up somehow

I searched for my other thread but could not find it

Anyways I have this weird thing in windows XP SP2 where windows explorer will crash randomly. Such as I try to open a certain folder, or I try doing CTRL + X and CTRL + V with a file, and windows explorer will crash. It's hard to pinpoint what exactly is causing it to crash. I recently installed win XP SP2 about a month ago and it's been doing it ever since day 1 of the install.

I did a sfc /checknow but it didnt seem to help.

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Old 04-26-2005, 08:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe a hard drive problem? What happens when it crashes?


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Old 04-26-2005, 09:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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cant be a hard drive problem, I just bought this drive. When explorer crashes, the taskbar dissapears and then reloads several seconds later. Some apps I have to re-start like avedesk and miranda because they are terminated for some reason when windows explorer crashes.
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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copy the explorer.exe from your 2000/XP CD in the \I386 folder and replace the explorer.exe on your computer. you will have to close explorer and do it from a command window, or from the recovery console after you boot from the CD
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Old 04-27-2005, 06:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Do you have mcafee antivirus?
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The best way to have sp2 is to install xp then sp2 then your programs. uninstall sp2 and see if you still have the problem.
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agreed there sp2, updates, virus/spyware/adware/firewall stuff, then what ever u want is the best way to go prolly. but anyhow what do you mean by crashes what happens? it might be ur explorer.exe im not sure but u might be able to use the repair folder for it? if not do as apakolips said.
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I dont have mcaffee. Uninstalling SP2 doesnt help.
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Old 04-28-2005, 09:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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well I replaced explorer.exe with the one from the SP2 CD but it didnt help. still crashes.

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