Windows Explorer closing

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Recently I've had Windows Explorer closing unexpectedly, it reopens fine but it's a worry..

    Recently the hard drive replaced by Sony and full factory reinstall done.

    Running Vista Business with AVG anti virus

    I've ran Malwarebytes with nothing found

    Ran PC Tools Registry Mechanic

    Defraged

    I've consulted windows and Sony's knowledge base and tried a few things from there but it still happens, not frequently but it can be really annoying ..

    Any other hints or tips to try or software that could fix it ?
     
  2. Braunston

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    Hi, What version are you running, and i assume you mean windows internet explorer, not windows file manager which is sometimes called windows explorer, have you checked for updates as i think there is a beta edition which may help, other than that i had a similar problem and switched to firefox and even though i have always been a Microsoft supporter i must admit firefox does seem to be reliable

    Firefox web browser | Faster, more secure, & customizable | Mozilla Europe
     
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    I hate IE jim, it always seems to be crashing, have you tried Firefox? I find it rock solid with some great add-ons
     
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    Hi Guys

    It's Window Explorer or file manager that's crashing, not the browser, I use Firefox for that
     
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    Hi, Jim

    Is there anything specific that you are doing when it decides to close, as i have only just recently changed over to Vista and the explorer in it is a lot less stable in my opinion than explorer was in XP,

    I has closed down on me a number of times which i have put down to me rather than explorer itself but thinking about it now you have raised the question i think perhaps my version also has that trate,

    I don't think its a virus or spy-ware problem as i run scans regular with Avast and S&D and while S&D picks up some cookie problems from time to time i clear them regular so i don't think its anything other than perhaps a Microsoft problem that hasn't been notified as not many people use the explorer.

    Hope that make sense

    Braunston
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I would agree that it's more likely a Microsoft bug than anything else.. I'm not doing anything in particular when it decides to close.. you get the usual alert box, to either restart or close and report to Microsoft, which I've done, but so far no solution is forthcoming ..

    I don't understand why you say not many people use the Explorer.. it's the only program for navigating the computer .. unless they keep everything on the desk top ... or at we at cross purposes ?

    Jim
     
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    Hi Jim

    It might have something to do with AVG anti virus. When I loaded it with vista I found all sorts of problems. I use avast free - sits much better

    stew
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi Stew

    thanks for suggestion but Jan's Dell lappy is running Vista and AVG with no issues.. so that doesn't look likely .. strange isn't it .. :RollEyes:
     
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    Hi, Jim

    Most people i know use the desktop icons for starting their programs or use the "Start" "All Programs" to start them, and then use the options within the opened programs to access their files, if they have ipods etc they normally use the apple software for transferring files to and from, the only time i use it myself is to copy and paste files to and from memory chips etc and if those files are music files i normally use microsoft's media centre, why/how do you use it ?

    Braunston

    are you running S&D as sometimes I get an error/conflict with "teatimer" which needs a restart.


     
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