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Hi,

My pc is randomly causing me problems, every now and then or regularly my explorer.exe crashed. Windows does not notify me about it saying its encountered a problem But everything will crash, nothing works. I then control alt delete and explorer.exe is using 40mb of ram! I end it then start a new tasks %systemroot%, then everything is ok for a short while.

I am virus free ( i did have a worm)
Spyware free
Done a scandisk
Defrag


Whats wrong?

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40mb isnt that much for explorer.exe - it sounds like it could be memory hole - run memtest and see what it says
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Ran all 8 test on memtest86 with no error. Ran SuperiPi on 32m, no errors.


Any other ideas?

Chkdsk maybe?

Thanks for your patience
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40mb is alot for explorer.

I use an average of 13-15mb.
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mines running at 38k right now, maybe you should try formatting o.O
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