Posted 29 January 2011 - 08:09 AM
First off, hello!
Okay, so first, explorer.exe. Are you running any shell themes or modifications that could possibly be messing with explorer.exe?
Now, for your programs not running. If I were you, I'd try running a System Restore to a few days before the date that this was happening. Now, I know your programs aren't launching, so I'd suggest doing it (albeit tediously) a few times and waiting for the rare "sysfader is not responding" error. Once you can run the System Restore, again, find a date a few days BEFORE this was happening, and restore to it. A System Restore will not delete any documents, music, other files, etc, but it will attempt to correct any funky settings, and, to my knowledge, wipe the registry of anything that wasn't there before the date you selected (so basically, I hope you havn't installed any new programs during the period you've gotten these errors.)