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Explorer.exe Crashes Randomly


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#1 phoenixcrash

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 06:53 PM

I have a HP m1070n Media Center PC, running MCE 2002 SP2. At random times a window pops up saying that Explorer.exe has incountered a problem and needs to close. Closes everything out and then restarts. I've looked in the event viewer and I see the following information:
Error - Source = Application Error | ID = 1000
Description = Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2900.2180, faulting
module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x4ec95846.

I've searched all over the net for a solution but no luck. Does anyone know how to solve this very annoying issue?

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:09 AM

Tried upgrading to IE7 or IE8?

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:39 AM

Lots of these errors, varied suspected causes. See http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid...ror&phase=1 for sample reporting of such.

I would try ensuring that all critical updates are installed...and then running the sfc /scannow command to attempt to replace any damaged/missing system files.

I would also take a look in Event Viewer for errors which might provide clues.

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 06:43 PM

@ Bleepin Madman: I'm talking about Windows Explorer, not Internet Explorer, but thanks anyway.
BTW, how do I run the sfc/scannow command, through the Command Prompt just like I would regedit, ipconfig, etc.?
I've already used the Event Viewer, that's where I got the information from in my first post.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 06:45 PM

go to start > run > type in cmd hit enter

then you type in sfc /scannow in the big black box.

I wasn't reading that well that time. I saw explorer and version 6 and thought it was IE6 sorry bout that.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:07 PM

Appreciate the quick reply. When I run the sfc/scannow command what will it do, or more importantly what do I do next?

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:29 PM

How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/

Sorry, should have posted that earlier :thumbsup:.

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