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Windows explorer crashes radomly

  1. #21


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    Trying drastic measures decided to do another clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro. I will monitor crashes for awhile with limited software and drivers. Just having main drivers for system,chipset, ACHI controller, Intel Management Engine, graphics card driver and Important Windows updates.

    Slowly put back some other software drivers like sound device, printer as I know no crashes occur, then so on. This can also tell me if any hardware is failing could of caused this issue. Leave many third party software till the end. As this may take weeks, had no other clues on what other approaches to take. will determine which software or driver was doing it. Also make sure to make system restore points at each time I know it does well for days after installing something back.

    So far no crashes since yesterday at 8pm after fresh install, had it on for hours as I was also doing some windows updates and today for few hours.
    Usually was happening not long after boot up.


    Update: No crash since this was posted as of April 21 in afternoon. Today April 24, so far it's good. Post back with any other results as time goes on and all is hopefully good after any other installations of driver or software.

    Update 2: No explorer crashes since 21th today being 26th. Also added printer driver and Firefox browser.
    Last edited by jds63; 26 Apr 2015 at 16:25.

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  2. #22


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    I am going at this pretty slow, since when this issue occurred sometimes it took a few days to happen again. Only added my security software on April 27, so far no crashes from explorer today 28th. So we are talking a week with no issues again hopefully telling me my hardware is fine and culprit is either due from a software or driver which i kind of figured.

    Hope this post can help others with this issue.

    Update: So far all is good, no crashes with explorer in over a week, added 2 more original software may keep some off system.
    Ones i will put back will do in one by one to make sure each i do does not cause me this issue by waiting in between.
    Last edited by jds63; 30 Apr 2015 at 22:01.
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  3. #23


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Almost 3 weeks and no explorer crashes. Added few other software, still not sure which if any caused this or a driver. Although some software i have not put back on or may not, so i am not sure if i may ever find what caused it, but it seems it's definitely not hardware so far.



    Update: Do not want to mark this as solved since i did not find culprit of my explorer crashes. Now has not crashed since April 21, have been doing important windows updates and have installed a few programs.
    Last edited by jds63; 12 May 2015 at 16:51.
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  4. #24


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Assuming this issues is resolved not due to any hardware, but possible software and or it's drivers that caused this issue. Some software i decided not to put back on, this could of been the cause or not.
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