What the hell? Explorer.exe stopped?

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  1. cleaner88HPi

    cleaner88HPi Active Member

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    Ok, one day I was editing a picture and uploading 4 videos on YouTube, when suddenly...

    http://www.troublefixers.com/wp-con...orergethanged_114EF/windowsexplorer_thumb.jpg

    Except without the Debug button (I couldn't take a screenshot since the freaking OS stopped).

    It also stopped the uploading process :(

    After clicking Don't Send, this came up:

    http://www.lobelia.net/moz-screenshot.jpg

    I was like "WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!?"

    I tried to open other programs, but it did nothing. So I used Task Manager to open Google Chrome, but it froze the whole system!

    I also checked the processes, and explorer.exe was still alive, but I couldn't do anything.

    What the heck is the problem!?!?
     
  2. AntiNaz

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    Hmm, something similar happend to me. The second screenshot wasn't there, but Explorer died and screwed over my entire PC. My C Drive deleted itself.. gone! Poof! Pissed me off... One of the other guys might know exactly what your problem is though!
     
  3. Titcher

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    Explorer.exe crashes sometimes. If it happens again, end all remaining explorer.exe processes and use task manager to start up another, it should reload your desktop.
     
  4. paardje

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    Looks like I'm not the only one, Windows is acting VERY VERY weird the last couple of days, like freezes, lock-ups and more of that!
     
  5. BonezOz

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    Couple of things.

    1. Your using XP, ensure that your AV is up to date and do a full scan
    2. Your using XP, how long since a fresh install? May be time to do another.
    3. Your using XP :P Put up with it and install 7 when it's released

    Honestly, no funny business, you may also want to run a chkdisk on the OS drive especially if this is happening on a regular basis. It may be very possible that the drive has bad sectors and needs to be replaced/fixed.
     
  6. cleaner88HPi

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    I'm using avast!, and its up-to-date.
    Since the fresh install, maybe around Dec 2007 or Jan 2008.
    I'm using a laptop, and I'm worried that the drivers for my laptop might fail to install on a different OS.

    I haven't done a scan yet, but I will now.
     
  7. Titcher

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    Explorer crashing has nothing to with it being a windows XP system. There are a few possible reasons for it to misbehave like this, malware(run spybot S&D), bad memory(run memtest) or bad drivers(did you change any recently? maybe try updating some). Now it could have just been a freak occurance, this happens from time to time.

    But to attribute this to Windows XP and to imply that Windows 7 would behave differently is wrong. All OS' get bugs, it's part of the human error and that every computer is unique.
     
  8. cleaner88HPi

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    Must have been a freak occurrence since this happened only once. I'll bump this thread when it happens again (if necessary).
     

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