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Explorer.exe error -- Assertion failed

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by intrac, Jan 26, 2005.

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  1. intrac

    intrac Thread Starter

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    Getting this error when ever I right click on anything in Explorer:

    Assertion failed: !"bogus context in ExceptionHandler()", file xx.cpp, line 3071

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Sadan01

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    Just a wild guess here but whatever Service Pack you have installed, I would reinstall it on the system again and then visit Windows Update.

    For example, lets say you have Windows XP with Service Pack 1 applied. Reinstall Service Pack 1 (dont install SP2) and then visit Windowsupdate.

    Sounds to me like Explorer.exe is corrupt.

    Have you checked the system for viruses? It is possible that explorer.exe has been infected with a virus.
     
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    Sadan01
    Thanks for the reply. SP2 was already installed a few months ago, and I did a re-install of XP Pro and SP2 again 1 week ago. I've scanned for viruses (Norton AV) and scanned for spyware (AdAware, Spyware Blaster, SpyBot Search & Destroy, MS AntiSpyware).
     
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    Interestingly enough, there is a similar problem documented here (although, they dont have SP2 applied - no solution as yet:

    http://translate.google.com/transla...firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&sa=G

    Note that the page has been translated from google.

    Like they ask in that thread, does the error occur only when you right-click on a file (if so, what types of files?) or does it happen at any time when you right-click?
     
  5. intrac

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    Sadan01,
    Thank you. My problem occurs with anything that I right click on when in Explorer. (example -- rename, properties, etc.). It looks like the identical problem.

    I have has SP2 applied for quite some time, and I doubt if its' related to SP2, since it's only recently occurred.

    In searching around, the only reference I could find is in Borland.
     
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