Explorer Error and Shutdown

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
June 29, 2011 at 19:29:44
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 1272 MB RAM
Hi, I had an error tonight and was hoping someone could tell me what it was and what to do. I have tried using Google to find something but nothing is coming up.
I was doing a search through my music files (Ctrl+F) for a song, something I'd done several times today for pictures. Suddenly I had the popup of "Windows Explorer has caused an error and needs to close"

The entries in my event viewer say: Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2900.5512, faulting module wmvcore.dll, version 11.0.5721.5275, fault address 0x000d3d79

The Dr.Watson report says: The application, C:\WINDOES\Explorer.EXE, generated an application error The exception generated was c0000005 at address 151E3D79 (vmvcore! WMCreateProfileManager)

After I clicked "debug" my taskbar disappeared for a few seconds, and when it reappeared icons I had told to always hide were showing again.

Can someone please tell me what this error means and what I should do?

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June 30, 2011 at 13:50:10
Power down completely and power back up. Does it fail?

If so consider a restore point to a time when it worked. If fails then diag the issue.

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June 30, 2011 at 13:59:35
Thanks for the hint - a little bit ago I finished the last of the scans I wanted to try.

I powered the computer down last night and restarted it this morning. I noticed that the taskbar hung on a second longer than usual, but if I hadn't been watching for it I wouldn't have noticed. There did not seem to be any issues at startup.

When the error occurred, I was searching on the external, running Winamp, and looking at something in Firefox.

After it happened and a little before shutdown, I tried doing a search for music in a folder on the harddrive and had no issues.

Today I have run an SFC scan - it is set to use my I386 folder if it needs to fix something, it did not give me any popups or anything so I think it came back all right. I have also run an Avira, Malwarebytes AntiMalware, and SuperAntiSpyware scan, as well as an error check on the C drive. All have come up clean.

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