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Windows Explorer has to close

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Daniel Schaffer, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Daniel Schaffer

    Daniel Schaffer Flightless Bird

    I'm running Win XP Pro SP3 on an old Dell Optiplex.

    Sometimes I put my computer into "Standby" or "Hibernate" when I'll be away
    from it during part of the day. Recently, bringing the computer out of
    "Standby" or "Hibernate" results in a notice that Windows Explorer has
    encounter a problem and has to close. This happens even when Windows
    Explorer had not been in use. When I press the "close" button on the notice
    , the computer freezes, and I can only reboot using the power button.

    I'd be grateful for suggestion as to what is happening and how I can fix it.

    Good luck, Dan
     
  2. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 12, 9:12 pm, "Daniel Schaffer" <somerse...@aol.com> wrote:
    > I'm running Win XP Pro SP3 on an old Dell Optiplex.
    >
    > Sometimes I put my computer into "Standby" or "Hibernate" when I'll be away
    > from it during part of the day. Recently, bringing the computer out of
    > "Standby" or "Hibernate" results in a notice that Windows Explorer has
    > encounter a problem and has to close. This happens even when Windows
    > Explorer had not been in use. When I press the "close" button on the notice
    > , the computer freezes, and I can only reboot using the power button.
    >
    > I'd be grateful for suggestion as to what is happening and how I can fix it.
    >
    > Good luck, Dan


    Windows Explorer runs more than just the folder/file browsing and
    manipulation. It is running even when you are not exploring.

    There may be clues in the Event Log and here is how to take a look
    there and post back any Events that seem related to your issue:

    Look in the Event Viewer for clues around the time of the incident

    Here is a method to post the specific information about individual
    events.

    To see the Event Viewer logs, click Start, Settings, Control Panel,
    Administrative Tools, Event Viewer.

    A shortcut to Event Viewer is to click Start, Run and in the box
    enter:

    %SystemRoot%\system32\eventvwr.msc /s

    Click OK to launch the Event Viewer.

    The most interesting logs are usually the Application and System.
    Some logs may be almost or completely empty.
    Not every event is a problem, some are informational messages that
    things are working okay and some are warnings.
    No event should defy reasonable explanation.

    Each event is sorted by Date and Time. Errors will have red Xs,
    Warnings will have yellow !s.
    Information messages have white is. Not every Error or Warning event
    means there is a serious issue.
    Some are excusable at startup time when Windows is booting. Try to
    find just the events at the date
    and time around your problem.

    If you double click an event, it will open a Properties windows with
    more information. On the right are
    black up and down arrow buttons to scroll through the open events. The
    third button that looks like
    two pages on top of each other is used to copy the event details to
    your Windows clipboard.

    When you find an interesting event that occurred around the time of
    your issue, click the third button
    under the up and down arrows to copy the details and then you can
    paste the details (right click, Paste
    or CTRL-V) the detail text back here for analysis.

    To get a fresh start on any Event Viewer log, you can choose to clear
    the log (backing up the log is offered),
    then reproduce your issue, then look at just the events around the
    time of your issue.
     
  3. The Real Truth MVP

    The Real Truth MVP Flightless Bird

    Try my Explorer Shell Fix tool. Download it here http://www.ms-mvp.org/


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    *WARNING* Do NOT follow any advice given by the people listed below.
    They do NOT have the expertise or knowledge to fix your issue. Do not waste
    your time.
    David H Lipman, Malke, PA Bear, Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Leythos.




    "Daniel Schaffer" <somerset27@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:ujkbqX$kKHA.1652@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > I'm running Win XP Pro SP3 on an old Dell Optiplex.
    >
    > Sometimes I put my computer into "Standby" or "Hibernate" when I'll be
    > away from it during part of the day. Recently, bringing the computer out
    > of "Standby" or "Hibernate" results in a notice that Windows Explorer has
    > encounter a problem and has to close. This happens even when Windows
    > Explorer had not been in use. When I press the "close" button on the
    > notice , the computer freezes, and I can only reboot using the power
    > button.
    >
    > I'd be grateful for suggestion as to what is happening and how I can fix
    > it.
    >
    > Good luck, Dan
    >
    >
     
  4. Leythos

    Leythos Flightless Bird

    In article <4b4d38e9$0$23151$88263eea@blocknews.net>, trt@void.com
    says...
    > Try my Explorer Shell Fix tool. Download it here
    > http://[hack removed]/
    >
    >
    > --
    > The Real Truth http://pcbutts1-[hack removed].blogspot.com/
    > *WARNING* Do NOT follow any advice given by the people listed below.
    > They do NOT have the expertise or knowledge to fix your issue. Do not waste
    > your time.
    > David H Lipman, Malke, PA Bear, Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Leythos.
    >


    Public Service Warning about PCBUTTS1 (TheRealTruth):

    Do you really want to trust someone that was banned from posting
    directly to Microsoft Usenet servers, someone that has posted links to
    pornographic materials on HIS WEBSITE, who's website is in the MVP HOST
    Block list, and who provides a tool for your use that will block access
    to reputable anti-malware sites without telling you he's doing it?

    Do you really want to trust someone that has had to change their posting
    identity after being busted by MS as a fake MVP?

    Stalking, even in usenet is a crime, there are enough pages from your
    filthy site to prove you're stalking me in your posts, your sig lines
    also prove you're stalking me and others.



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    voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
    Trust yourself.
    spam999free@rrohio.com (remove 999 for proper email address)
     
  5. Barry Schwarz

    Barry Schwarz Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 19:13:09 -0800, "The Real Truth MVP"
    <trt@void.com> wrote:

    >Try my Explorer Shell Fix tool. Download it here http://www.ms-mvp.org/


    This is not the MVP site despite its fake logos.

    The correct MVP site is http://www.mvps.org/.

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    Remove del for email
     

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