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explorer.exe crashing!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ckhatri1, May 2, 2010.

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  1. ckhatri1

    ckhatri1 Thread Starter

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    right, so i'm running vista. the other day all of a sudden my explorer.exe crashed! i left my laptop on standby, and when i came back and open my laptop screen ( i leave my laptop on when i close the lid) explorer crashes! then i lose whatever work i was doing and i have to restart my computer. this has been happening for the last week, almost every time i come back to my computer at the moment explorer is running at a high cpu usuage (averaging around 50%) and i have no idea what to do !
    i tried to restore my computer back to an earlier date (before this started to happen) but it hasn't made a difference, its still annoyingly slow!
    please help!
     
  2. huggie54

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    Hiya,bring up task manager>processes tab,scroll down list and select explorer.exe and end process.Go up to file tab>new task and type in explorer.exe,close open windows and reboot your machine,
     
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    i did this, it solves the intial problem of explorer running at a high cpu, but then later when i open my laptop, it crashes all over again :/
     
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    sorry how rude of me, thanks for the help though! it atleast solves the acute problem of explorer, but it doesnt seem to solve this chronic problem of it crashing :/
     
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