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Explorer.exe crashes constantly

  1. #1

    Posts : 12
    8.1 Pro with Media Center/ 7 Home Premium

    Explorer.exe crashes constantly

    I recently installed 8 and eventually 8.1. Every 5-10 mins no matter what i'm doing, explorer freezes. THe only thing i can click on is the taskbar. The bar eventually crashes after a few clicks and then explorer restarts, but with a few of my icons near the clock missing. I then have to log out or reboot to restore everything. This recently started. I thought it was a bad install, so i wiped my drive and re-installed, but still the sane its made win 8 quite useless, this thing is driving me crazy. I'm close to going back to win 7. First version of windows I purchased ever. This is probably payback for pirating windows for the last 20 years

    i7 3770k stock speed and oc to 4.6 (doesnt matter, still crashees)
    16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz
    Samsung EVO 840 ssd 256gb
    Asus Radeon 7870 sith current drivers
    Win 8.1 pro with Media Center

    sfc /scannow reports no problems

    This is the event viewer info:

    A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
    Faulting Application Path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe

    Problem signature
    Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
    Application Name: explorer.exe
    Application Version: 6.3.9600.17284
    Application Timestamp: 53f816dc
    Hang Signature: 129d
    Hang Type: 134217729
    OS Version: 6.3.9600.
    Locale ID: 4105
    Additional Hang Signature 1: 129d857229bf4e0019ee43a51c12fcda
    Additional Hang Signature 2: d346
    Additional Hang Signature 3: d346abb414dff47cffb65d82e7f16a4f
    Additional Hang Signature 4: 74e6
    Additional Hang Signature 5: 74e6f54639c82bf513dca7848ba4c2be
    Additional Hang Signature 6: 5235
    Additional Hang Signature 7: 5235537baa689ab90562362f636cc2a9

    Extra information about the problem
    Bucket ID: 21f41e63fa7238068ba5bbcb5dd424e8 (94592681208)

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  2. #2

    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64
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  3. #3

    Posts : 12
    8.1 Pro with Media Center/ 7 Home Premium

    Log Name: Application
    Source: Application Hang
    Date: 2014-11-17 12:23:40 AM
    Event ID: 1002
    Task Category: (101)
    Level: Error
    Keywords: Classic
    User: N/A
    Computer: ROG_i7
    The program Explorer.EXE version 6.3.9600.17284 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.
    Process ID: 1048
    Start Time: 01d0021af983eb75
    Termination Time: 0
    Application Path: C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    Report Id: df7128d1-6e19-11e4-825c-005056c00008
    Faulting package full name:
    Faulting package-relative application ID:

    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Application Hang" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">1002</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-11-17T05:23:40.000000000Z" />
    <Security />
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  4. #4

    This recently started. I thought it was a bad install, so i wiped my drive and re-installed, but still the same.
    Most users install 3rd-party software for a variety of purposes. Have you done so before the crashes? Or are the crashes occurring soon after a 'clean' install?
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  5. #5

    Posts : 12
    8.1 Pro with Media Center/ 7 Home Premium

    It happens soon after a 'clean' install. If i open a folder with video files it crashes.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 12
    8.1 Pro with Media Center/ 7 Home Premium

    I solved the problem. I went back to my pirated version of windows 7. Just wasted hundreds of dollars on windows 8. Guess my computer isn't good enough to run Windows 8
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  7. #7

    Hi kingturbofox

    could you explain more about the "folder with video"
    what is the video format?
    is there any other file in this folder?
    does explorer crash if you move this video to another folder?
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