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#1 john8008

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 08:59 AM

My explorer.exe restarts , i dont know what causes it 

its ~around 5 -6 times daily

 

im using vista home , sp1

 

From event viewer

windows logs > application > error

Faulting application Explorer.EXE,

version 6.0.6001.18000,

time stamp 0x47918e5d,

faulting module unknown,

version 0.0.0.0,

time stamp 0x00000000,

exception code 0xc0000005,

fault offset 0x05cd0fef,

process id 0xf10,

application start time 0x01cfcdb182058565.

 

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in addition to this i had information many information logs saying

 

A request to disable the Desktop Window Manager was made by process ( Launcher)

The Desktop Window Manager was unable to start because the desktop composition setting is disabled

 

** my desktop window manager is set to Auto

 

What i have tried so far after reading from google.

1)Sfc/scannow , it made some logs which i do not understand

 

2) chkdsk was stuck on step 5 of 5 ( 58%) , for 1 hour , then i force shutdown ( shouldnt have) which made it even worse since startup failed , but was fixed later by system recovery tools > startup repair.

 

3) Anti marlwarebytes nothing found

 

4) anti- virus nothing found

 

5) disabled nvidia context menu

 

i have no more ideas and i do not want to mess around more after (step 2) :]

 

i hope i was able to explain properly , thanks in advance for help :)


Edited by john8008, 11 September 2014 - 02:04 PM.


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 12:03 PM

Do you have the installation disc for this version of Vista?

 

What ever your problem was initially has been complicated by stopping the chkdsk.

 

What switch did you run with chkdsk?  chkdsk /f, chkdsk /r, etc.


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 12:14 PM

thanks for reply dc3

 

i have installation disk , but my cd rom does not work anymore :[

 

my guess is this problem comes after i use half-life launcher, since recently only event viewer started showing 

 

"A request to disable the Desktop Window Manager was made by process ( Launcher)

The Desktop Window Manager was unable to start because the desktop composition setting is disabled"

 

and explorer.exe runs ok otherwise but im not sure.

 

I ran chkdsk from tools and ticked both the options

Automatically fix file system errors

scan and attempt recovery of bad sectors 


Edited by john8008, 11 September 2014 - 02:04 PM.


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 12:28 PM

The purpose of the installation disk in this case is to run a Repair Installation.  This will not effect your data.  I suspect that stopping the chkdsk has caused enough damage that a repair installation or a fresh installation will be in order.

 

Using the DVD/CD drive with this disc would be the easiest way to run the repair, but you would need to purchase another optical drive.

 

There is one other possibility, this would be to use a flash drive rather than the disk.  But in order to be able to do this the boot order in the BIOS would have to have the option of using a USB device.  If this is the case I will find instructions for doing this.


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 12:47 PM

Have you tried using the Startup repair?


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 12:48 PM

I agree stopping chkdsk was worst idea ever , but after startup repair fixed , pc has been running smoothly only once i got explorer.exe error which im guessing was after using launcher.


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 12:50 PM

Have you tried using the Startup repair?

yes in my initial post i have mentioned step 2) but was fixed later by system recovery tools > startup repair. 



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 12:54 PM

I knew that. :hysterical:

 

Too many sticks in the fire at the moment.


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 01:15 PM

I knew that. :hysterical:

 

Too many sticks in the fire at the moment.

ah no worries , i think the solution to my problem could be

1) Set desktop window manager to "Enabled"

or

2) Set  launcher to compatibility > settings > disable desktop compostions

but im just guessing randomly here.......


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 01:36 PM

I would suggest uninstalling the Vista Manager.

 

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 01:43 PM

 

I would suggest uninstalling the Vista Manager.

 

 

i dont have it ?



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 02:00 PM

I meant window manager.


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 02:06 PM

i do not see any option to uninstall it.... its only set to auto , enable , disable , for now its set to disable from auto. will see later on if i get that error.



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Posted 12 September 2014 - 08:51 AM

diabling dwm.exe has worked , no errors so far.

 

Also is there a way to check laptop heat or something , but not some program which will cause trouble with its functions

 

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 09:33 AM

CoreTemp is a good application for checking the computer's temperature.

 

I'm glad to hear that the problem has been resolved.


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