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Windows Explorer crashing; flashes a screen...

  1. #1

    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Windows Explorer crashing; flashes a screen...

    Hi Everyone,

    I am using a Windows 8 based UltraBook, and find that whenever I click on the 'Windows Explorer' icon (little folder icon) that Windows Explorer crashes. Basically I click on the icon, the screen flashes for about 1 second to the background colour (of the tiles menu), taskbar icons disappear, and then Windows recovers returning me to the normal desktop.

    If anybody else has experienced this phenomenon can you please respond?

    Kind Regards,


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Not had it but running this batch file MAY help.
    Download it, right click it & click Properties & Unblock it & then right click it & choose Run as administrator.


    Takes about 2 hours to run it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows Explorer crashing; flashes a screen...

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