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The Definitive Solution :: Fix explorer.exe loop & IE crashes

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I don't want to type it again, so I am editing my own post from a month ago elsewhere, updated... hope it helps.

From http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/...PostID=1119586 ; a post by me a month ago. Edited as I see fit, because it is my post. Large edits are red, minor clarifying ones are not identified
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The first one involves Windows Explorer in which an error appears every 30 seconds, causing your computer to "refresh" constantly, stuck in a loop even in Safe Mode. I call this the death loop, because even a system restore will not always solve the problem. Lucky for us, despite the many causes there are two solutions which work 98% of the time : simply do one of two things: first, try task mngr - sys idle process, kill it - run explorer.exe If no dice, RUN/browse/...system32/sort by type/sort by date/ find newest .DLL files, delete it, restart. Repeat one by one until the error stops or you reach back before the error started, remember to restart after each .dll file delete, and use recycling bin just in case you need to restore it . I know more on this :: If these don't work, post a Hijackthis log and I will look it over for you.

For Internet Explorer crashes, if it happens when watching flash video: this was just a messed up video codec for more than half of the people. Want to know why resetting Advanced settings works for some people? Because the full security defaults block the error, which is in essence going to block flash.ocx, and thus flash video, most of the time. Want to know what causes the other crashes, and how to fix it? It depends on which problem you have. For half of these thousands of posts I have read, the crash occurs at a specific point everytime, say on a particular website. This is caused by a scripting error on these sites, which would have been written in a 3GL and the debuggers don't catch it because, like everything else by Microsucks, it isn't Vista compatible. Want proof of my findings, which are published in a well-known magazine which I will not spam in here? Go to this site {{after you bookmark the one you are on}}: http://ittyurl.net/IECrashPage.htm I assume that SP1 will redeem Microsoft; so far, it looks nice. So far, you are screwed as for an "easy repair", albeit some people have a different issue and could try other tricks. Easiest solution: learn firefox. It is actually better than IE, and you can personalize to look identical to IE 7 down to every detail (even tabbed browsing). See SP1 @ http://apcmag.com/6929/vista_sp1_in_depth Other people are plagued with the same "Internet explorer has blah, blah; internet <snip>" error message, but they only get it every now and then, with no apparent pattern, and only after they have just closed Internet Explorer (lol)... this happens with Office 2007 as well; if both problems are present, press start and r to open a run box, then type dcomcnfg. Browse to: Component services, computers, my comp/dcom config. You may get an error: "The CLSID [9DB6C03C-C511-11D2 ETC], microsoftshared...WKSCAL.EXE, & Works Cal had value AppID, but is not recorded in \\\\hkey_Classes_root\\appId. Do you wish to record it?". If that happens, or something similar, select "yes". This is usually caused by a corrupted file from Flash. Find in your add-ons, remove it, and then download the full install of Flash (not the updater) to your desktop. Then, right click and "run as admin" the file. Other causes of the second one (but not the first): RAM leak. Try to open IE and then close it real quick (while it is still loading) to see if you get the error. If so, congrats. You probably have faulty memory. Run your memory tool, which can be found at %SystemRoot%\\system32\\MdSched.exe or by hitting start and typing the word "memo...." Another cause: Go to add/remove programs, right click Office if you got it, and select "change". Then, hit "repair". This seems to work for many people. Also, if you have "OmniPage", uninstall it. This is a well-known cause of the problem, again due to Vista compatibility. Finally, you can find out if an "add-on" is corrupted or malicious by right-clicking Internet Explorer and running without add-ons. This may even help some with the first problem, as certain add-ons interact with certain decompilers and script debuggers. Other possible causes which have only appeared to have solved less than 3% of issues: >>>> Under Internet options, advanced tab, toward the bottom, is the option to "enable memory protection to help mitigate online attacks". Uncheck it and reboot. >>> If you just downloaded a fresh codec because some website asked you to watch a video, especially for Windows Media Player, you are a gullible noob. Can't believe you fell for it, and you got what you deserved. I won't post the solution for that here, cause it is lengthy. Email me with the subject line "I am a noob" to webmaster@r3ap3rinc.com and I might get around to helping you. Replies are great, but I probably won't ever see this forum again or reply back. ---- p3ac3, the gr1m_r3ap3r"

Hope this helps, mods pls linkback to any posts which reference this issue, pls.
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