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Windows explorer.exe crashes multiple times a day

  1. #31

    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1

    Ok so after giving up on it and spending another month of using my computer like I normally do, I realized that whenever I play a video with VLC, the crash happens a lot more often, sometimes as often as once every video (usually about 12 minutes long)
    Using the windows media player doesn't trigger the crash.

    I'm thinking it has to do with VLC. A google search only lead me to people who had trouble with video codecs/thumbnails, but that isn't the case with me since windows media player doesn't trigger the crash.

    Unfortunately, windows media player can't play .mkv files. The codec I'm trying to play is H.264 - MPEG-4 AVC (part 10) (avc1) according to VLC

    But of course, this would be a lazy fix anyway to just use quicktime instead because since most people don't have this problem, there much be a conflict with something else

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  2. #32

    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1

    I know this is a pretty old thread by now, but I think I may have found the problem:

    FoxitPDF reader

    Apparently the company behind it has turned evil and has started injecting malicious software in the app. For example, some users have reported it turned their homepage to that search.conduit thing

    Seconded by:
    foxitpdfinfo.dll crashes programs/explorer.exe - Foxit Corporation Forums

    I will try to install it on my 15" macbook (considered disposable since I wiped the hard drive and am planning on selling it) and see if it leads to the same crash.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #33

    I don't have FoxitPDF Reader, or VLC, but I have the problem of explorer.exe crashing.....wish we could find an answer.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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