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Two versions of explorer.exe running

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#1 krn1016


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:52 PM

I'm currently running windows vista on 64 bit.  I've recently noticed that under my task manager/process tab that two versions of explorer.exe are running.  I've honestly never seen this happen on this computer until I started noticing it pop up randomly a few weeks ago.  Not sure if this was by chance or not, but I also noticed that my ping was incredibly high until I closed one of the two instances of explorer.exe (generally the one with lower pc usage).  Now, in the past in weird buggy occasions I've seen explorer.exe crash and have had to either restart the computer or manually restart explorer.exe at which time I notice my screen/icons refresh or my start menu pop back up/cycle back, but for some reason when I close that same second instance of explorer (the one with lower pc usage) I notice absolutely nothing other than the better ping when I test it.

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#2 marumarsu


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 05:13 AM

I had this exact same problem a while ago on my vista x64 after some of my system files had gotten corrupted. I'd suggest formatting your drive and doing a clean install, can't really fix these kind of things individually.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:04 AM

Or run sfc /scannow in a Administrator command prompt.

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