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Endless explorer.exe crashing

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so i switch on my pc today and find the message "windows explorer has stopped working". the windows reapir tool thing then trys to restart explorer.exe and it just keeps on crashing with the same loop of messages. wheni run my machine in safe mode everything is fine. i disabled all proggies on startup and services in msconfig, thinking this would replicate the envrionment created by safe mode but alas the error still persists.

tried running malwarebytes and avira they didnt find anything
tried system restore to a very early date- didnt do anything
tried moving explorer.exe too my system32 folder
nothing seems to solve this problem
tried startup repair and nothing

btw im using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

please help me!
    
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With issues like this, I'd just do a clean reinistall, it usually ends up quicker than trying to figure out what the issue is.
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^^ this
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have you tried running sfc /scannow yet? if not, give that a go (run CMD as admin)
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it says windows found some corrput files but was unable to fix them and there is some "cbs" log
    
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alright just wiped out hdd completely because i really couldn't be bothered to troubleshoot such an issue
ah well, atleast my computer is nice and fresh atm
    
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post #7 of 8
Check for viruses if nothing else, open command prompt and do a check disk repair and nothing happens, then reformat and start new and be careful next time.
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Fresh Install...

Go to your Computer Management Window (right click on Computer & select properties), from there go to the Advanced Tab, select "Startup & Recovery" button, and uncheck the "automatically restart" option, this will stop the infinite loop and give you an error code which you can use to "Find" and possibly "fix" the issue you are having.

Without a BSOD code I can't really do anything for you mate, though you can try a boot disc to scan for viruses (like Microsoft's Standalone System Sweeper - New & Free BTW), that doesn't garuantee you that you will fix the issue. You can also try chkdsk /f, this can also fix many issues with computers, this requires you to insert the Windows 7 disc and go to the "recovery" option at startup, recovery can also sometimes fix other issues, as Windows has gotten better at "Fixing" some things with the recovery console.

Hope this helped some...
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