Explorer.exe Crashing

Acer Aoa150
February 27, 2009 at 13:51:29
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 1.596 GHz / 1011 MB
Ok, first of all I'm really bad at computers,
so pardon me if I don't know what to do.

So...

For the past month or so, this problem
has been going on. Just lately it has
gotten much worse.

Whenever I open a folder, it has a 50/50
chance of crashing. Every folder that I
goto past that also has 50/50 (so if I go to
Folder A, it might crash, then Folder
A/Folder B, it might also crash).

When I right click on files and goto
properties it doesn't crash, but nothing
opens.

When using any image editing program
such as Paint, Gimp, and Photoshop
opening or saving images will make it
crash, despite the location or type.

Notepad works with saving, Microsoft
Word sometimes does.

I when to Run and did sfc /scannow and
nothing came up, same with a number of
other things I tried.

Also, I don't know if this means anything
but in Task Manager explorer.exe usualy
uses about 3% CPU Usage and 24,000
K when I don't have any folders open.

I'll try and get any information you need to
help me, as I can no longer save any
images, and I'm getting desperate.

Btw, my computer is a few months old,
Service Pack 3, Windows XP.

Things I have tried include System
Restore, which came up with an
Incomplete window, restarting computer
(obviously) multiple malware, ad-aware,
spyware virus and trojan scanning, sfc
/scannow, and a few other things.

So if you need any info such as logs just
ask but you may explain how I get them,
'cause again I'll do anything I can't make
graphics anymore, adding to the stock
garage usually crashes my computer
and stuff like that.

EDIT: New symptom, I don't know if it's
related or not but...

http://lassekongo83.deviantart.com/...
upo-XP-2-0-86282682 What my
computer is supposed to look like.

As I can't post a screenshot since I can't
save images..It basically looks like a very
simple theme, maybe windows classic?
Simple white>gray gradient for folders at
the top bar, regular minimize, exit, and
maximize buttons.


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#1
February 27, 2009 at 18:38:19
Did you try the basic items first like checking how much free space is left on the hard drive? Open my computer and right mouse click on c drive. Select properties then navigate to the tools tab. Run the error checking and say yes to scheduling a boot time scan. Restart your pc and let it scan your hard drive. Perform the disk defrag after windows starts up from the volume check.

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