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"Windows Explorer has stopped working" and frozen taskbar


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#1 katieb

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 11:44 AM

I'm having a problem with my taskbar freezing and then getting the error message "Windows Explorer has stopped working. We are working to fix this blah blah blah blah". I use Firefox, and don't EVER use Internet Explorer because it causes me nothing but problems, so what IS Windows Explorer? And why does it stop working and cause my taskbar to freeze up? I run windows vista on a Toshiba laptop and have all available updates, and just updated Vista Service Pack 2.

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#2 RTCTech1

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 12:57 PM

Windows Explorer is what displays items on your desktop, shows the start menu, and your task bar. If you recently are having these problems, especially after installing SP2, you might have a software conflict. You can try uninstalling SP2 from the Add/ Remove Programs list and see if that helps!

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:05 AM

It was happening before I installed SP2. Is there another program that might be interfering? I am also getting the error message "Windows Media Center has stopped working, blah blah blah" but I just get the error message, no freezing or anything. It happens about 5 times a day. Are these 2 problems possibly related?

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:55 AM

We need to see the entire error messag and any numbers that go with it. Not just blah, blah, blah
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 09:08 AM

The entire messages are: "Windows Explorer is not responding. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem..." and "Windows Media Center Store Update Manager stopped working and was closed. A problem caused the application to stop working correctly. Windows will notify you if a solution is available" My only option is "close" for both messages.

Edited by katieb, 12 October 2009 - 09:10 AM.





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