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Explorer.exe crashes everytime I right click something

post #1 of 10
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...This has just started randomly happening. If I right click anything in any of the two partitions I have (C and D) explorer.exe crashes. On Win 7 x64. Nothing has changed at all since yesterday...Is there some kind of refresh I can do without reinstalling the OS to fix this?

edit: here's part of what I see

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post #2 of 10
Have you recently installed anything? And what all programs do you have that added a menu (When you right click)? Also, scan for malware... some like to do that. wink.gif
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^Agreed with malware scan. Download Malwarebytes and run a full scan to see if there's anything fishy going on.

Otherwise, this might help:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/bex64-windows-explorer-is-not-working/1df385ff-48d0-48ee-ba30-8cc089c2787e
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Run a chkdsk on both partitions.
 
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problem was fixed with a simple system restore lol, not sure what changed but everything works now as it should, thanks for the suggestions all

edit: not working again...did a malware/AV/Spybot scan and nothing was caught. I hadn't recently installed anything either :/
Edited by venomblade - 11/6/11 at 9:59pm
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I'd recommend opening a command prompt if it ever happens again and type sfc /scannow
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Sounds like a problem with the context menu. Most likely a corrupt shell extension.

Did you install any software lately?
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post #8 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom1121;15599944 
I'd recommend opening a command prompt if it ever happens again and type sfc /scannow


that's actually the first thing I did. It ran the scan, and just closed the cmd, nothing changed or fixed. Not sure if I had to reboot.

edit: alright it was working, i was doing nothing on my computer, tried to right cilck something, back to being messed up...k back to trying what you all suggested
Edited by venomblade - 11/6/11 at 9:55pm
post #9 of 10
Download and run shellexview from here...

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

Sort the result list by type to make finding them easier, and disable the non microsoft shell extensions one at a time and test after disabling each one. If disabling one doesn't cure it, re enable it and disable the next, and so on until you (hopefully) find the problem one.
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post #10 of 10
go into safe mode with command prompt. Go to task manager, go to run, then run explorer.exe. Right click the desktop
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