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File explorer keeps opening randomly by itself

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Rollaz, Sep 10, 2018.

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  1. Rollaz

    Rollaz Thread Starter

    Sep 10, 2018

    I was away for 4 days cause of work, my computer was off. even from electricity. But now when I turned it on, no updates were applied, but File explorer started to open randomly by itself.

    I tried sfc /scannow - nothing found. I am gonna do start-up test by Avast, I hope it's not caused by virus.

    Any tips on fixing? Thanks.


    Operating system name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134
    Additional operating system description Not available
    Manufacturer of the Microsoft Corporation operating system
    The name of the ROLLAZ-PC system
    Manufacturer of Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    GA-78LMT-USB3 6.0 model
    Type of system x64-based PC
    SKU system
    Processor AMD FX (tm) -6300 Six-Core Processor, 3500 Mhz, kernels: 3, logic processors: 6
    BIOS Version / Date Award Software International, Inc. F2, 25.11.2014
    SMBIOS version 2.4
    Integrated controller version 255.255
    BIOS Mode Earlier versions
    Motherboard Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Motherboard Model Not available
    Baseboard name Baseboard
    Desktop role
    Secure Boot Status Not Supported
    Configuring PCR7 Binding is not possible
    Windows directory C: \ WINDOWS
    System directory C: \ WINDOWS \ system32
    Boot device \ Device \ HarddiskVolume1
    National environment of the Czech Republic
    Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) Version = "10.0.17134.1"
    Username ROLLAZ-PC \ Radek
    Central Europe Time Zone (Daylight Saving Time)
    Up to 16.0 GB of physical memory (RAM) installed
    Total physical memory 16.0 GB
    Free physical memory of 4.05 GB
    Total virtual memory of 22.7 GB
    Free virtual memory of 7.27 GB
    6.75 GB paging file space
    C: \ Pagefile.sys paging file
    Protect direct memory access (DMA) at the kernel Off
    Security based on virtualization Unauthorized
    Devices Encryption Support Reasons for Device Encryption Fail: TPM Not Applicable, PCR7 Binding Not Supported, Hardware Security Test Interface Failed, and InstantGo Device Not Detected, DMA-enabled DMA / Device Not Found, TPM Not Applicable
    Hyper-V - Enhance Virtual Machine Tracking Mode Yes
    Hyper-V - Extension of Second-Level Translation Yes
    Hyper-V - virtualization enabled in firmware No
    Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes
  2. lochlomonder


    Jul 24, 2015
    Just check to see if there's anything making the keys stick. After all, holding down the Windows and "E" keys together will open File Explorer, so it could be something triggering that combo.
  3. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    Also note that since the few Windows updates, when a program is NOT shut down before a restart, that program will not reopen when the restart is done.
  4. kabo0m


    Sep 14, 2006
    How can I fix this? The E is not sticking. If it was then the E would also come up randomly when typing.

  5. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    Have you closed all of these Explorer windows and then restarted your machine?
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