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explorer.exe keeps crashing

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    explorer.exe keeps crashing


    I don't know what happenned but since a few days explorer.exe keeps crashing and i can't do anything with my PC.

    When it starts, the screen is black and the startmenu/taskbar keeps diseapearing and reappearing. It looks like explorer.exe will crash a few miliseconds after being started and then it will try restarting itself and get stuck in this loop.

    Explorer.exe crashes so quickly i don't even have the time to click on the start menu.

    When i CTRL+ALT+DEL i can see that explorer.exe keeps diseapearing from the list and reappearing. When the start menu diseappear then explorer.exe will also diseappear from the list, and then they both reappear at same time.

    So what should i do ? Can't afford to format
    Last edited by anarchoi; 10 Oct 2013 at 03:36.

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    Windows 8.1


    Consider a refresh or a repair install:

    Refresh Windows 8

    Repair Install Windows 8
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    Will i lose my settings and installed programs ?
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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by anarchoi View Post
    Will i lose my settings and installed programs ?
    Information on what will be saved and what will be preserved is available in each of the tutorials for your review. These were just suggested based on a lack of response to your issue so I just wanted to provide some alternatives for you to consider because I think you might be in for a tough road when trying to target the specific source of your problem. However, hang in there and see if anyone wants to tackle your issue. Good luck.
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    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    System File Checker


    Have you tried running sfc?

    Open the Command Prompt (Use the "Run as administrator" option in the context menu).

    Type:
    sfc /scannow

    Tutorial
    SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Have you tried running sfc?

    Open the Command Prompt (Use the "Run as administrator" option in the context menu).

    Type:
    sfc /scannow

    Tutorial
    SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Awesome thanks a lot ! I think it fixed my problem
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