Windows 7 Explorer has stopped working error

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
February 3, 2010 at 00:44:07
Specs: Windows 7
When ever i try to open a folder from My computer and error comes up and says to me that windows explorer has stopped working and it refreshes and closes My Computer. I am using windows 7 home premium 64-bit.

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#1
February 3, 2010 at 03:03:12
can you go into start?

If you can type in cmd then you will see cmd at the top of the search, right click it and choose Run As Admin. The will open a command prompt windows now type the following

sfc /scannow

And let it run until it says 100% complete and see if that helps.

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#2
March 26, 2010 at 08:34:03
I had problems of Windows Explorer quitting on a new Vista Compaq laptop from day one, and the problem didn't go away when I upgraded to Windows 7. The machine is clean--no trojans. I tried a bunch of solutions offered by people on the Web, and none of them worked. The best the Microsoft tech site could offer was spending several hours to turn on and off services until one finds the guilty service. Ridiculous. Explorer should handle obsolete services without quitting. People have tasks to do other than tracking down Microsoft's undefinable problems. My solution. I searched for "Windows Explorer alternatives" on Google, went through the reviews and installed a different, and it turns out very much better Explorer alternative. Among all sorts of great features, are lightening fast file searches, which was a great relief from twiddling my fingers while the Windows search engine does who knows what. (Can anybody tell me why 3rd party developers have been building fast Windows directory & registry search engines for 15 years while MS is still struggling?) My Explorer alternative provides tabs and remembers my ftp folders. There are free alternatives, but the $20 bucks I spent for the pro version is an economical alternative to wasted hours trying to force Explorer to work as it should work instead of how it wants to work.

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#3
March 26, 2010 at 09:11:38
Sure wish I could make $20 any time someone buys something that SHOULD be installed by M$....I'd be a millionaire! LOL
I don't pay for extra software, there is usually a solution whether it takes 10 minutes or way longer.
My Explorer alternative provides tabs and remembers my ftp folders
billions, I see you didn't list the name of the alternative ;-)

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#4
March 26, 2010 at 12:13:09
I didn't mention xplorer2? Probably because there seem to be a number of competing products, and my recommendation would most likely be inappropriate for someone else's needs. I hear you, and xplorer2 does offer a free version. I'm generally a cheap-skate (my wife would agree), but sometimes money is cheaper than time, and I'm inclined towards reimbursing people for good code if they're not being greedy about it. I also access ftp from My Computer/Explorer, so you're correct that's not really a valid criteria. My bottom line is, why should I spend hours fixing something so basic to Windows that it shouldn't come broken on a new computer and should still be working on an old computer? Life is short, & hours aimlessly fooling around are better spent on a sailboat. ps-Hey, that's a good list, thanks for the link! :-)

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#5
March 26, 2010 at 12:24:54
Life is short, & hours aimlessly fooling around are better spent on a sailboat.

I can think of better things to do on a sailboat!

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#6
March 26, 2010 at 12:27:23
Like sailing? Or should I let my imagination wander? Have a good weekend, hopefully sailing, or better. ;-)

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