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Explorer.exe Crashing Every Few Seconds

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#1 Cianyx


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 08:59 PM



About three days ago, my explorer.exe started crashing every few seconds, leaving me basically unable to do anything. Restarting didn't help, as upon logging in and explorer.exe loading for the first time, it would resume crashing and restarting. A Clean Boot didn't solve the problem either, it had the same issue. I ran SFC.exe the next day in Safe Mode and it found nothing. I ended up doing a System Restore, which "fixed" the problem. I ran a malware scan and it removed a few things, but today, after no issues with it, I tried opening a photo with the default Photos app and explorer.exe started crashing again, so clearly, whatever is causing it to fail hasn't been fixed... I'd appreciate some help with finding and fixing my issue because I'm not sure what else to do.



Well...The problem seems to be fixed...for now. I ended up uninstalling one of the more recent automatic driver updates from windows. I was unable to find a proper description of what exactly the update changed, but its ID was KB3197954 from October 27th. I've also turned off automatic driver updates to prevent windows from reinstalling it. Of course, I'll be back if the problem returns lol.

Edited by Cianyx, 06 November 2016 - 11:48 PM.

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