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Windows explorer stops responding

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 8 fresh instal

    Windows explorer stops responding


    At random times, windows explorer on my windows 8 computer stops responding. When it stops responding I try to restart it in task manager. Then my desktop restarts and the then everything disappears except for my open tabs and the color of my desktop. But all of my applications are Gone. I can't access anything. I then restart and everything is back to normal.

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  2. #2


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    I just had that when i installed Stardock Fences for windows, i guess it was not compatible with my Start 8 application.

    I removed it and no more problems..

    Do you have a desktop enhancement installed?

    What were the last couple programs that you installed?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8 fresh instal


    What type of desktop enhancements?
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  4. #4


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    anything that changes the way your desktop looks or acts... not themes or wallpaper.. actual software
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