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Explorer.exe crashes every time it runs.

Last response: in Windows 7
September 4, 2010 2:18:38 AM

My problem is that explorer.exe is crashing over and over to the point where I can't even open my internet browser. This just started happening and it happens every time it runs. Right now I am online via my steam browser in mw2. I had a virus a little while ago but I cleared it out. What do I do?
September 4, 2010 3:26:46 AM

It is now working fine in safemode and I am running virus scans.
Here is the eventviewer error:

Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.1.7600.16450, time stamp: 0x4aebab8d
Faulting module name: explorer.exe, version: 6.1.7600.16450, time stamp: 0x4aebab8d
Exception code: 0xc000041d
Fault offset: 0x000000000002cc2b
Faulting process id: 0xc6c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cb4bdcb6e8d0ce
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe
Report Id: f5ecc2fe-b7cf-11df-a4c5-90e6ba074c07
September 4, 2010 3:56:05 AM

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a b $ Windows 7
September 4, 2010 4:12:05 AM

Clean the virus, run malwarebytes, and fix registry.
September 4, 2010 4:44:02 AM

I already cleaned the virus with mbam. What is wrong with the registry?
September 4, 2010 7:18:34 AM

daship said:
Clean the virus, run malwarebytes, and fix registry.

what is wrong with the registry?
September 4, 2010 9:16:28 AM

Can someone help me?
September 4, 2010 9:38:14 AM

I have had this before, you need to restore a backup of your registry, (try windows restore)
September 4, 2010 9:44:29 AM

How do I do that?
September 4, 2010 10:11:30 AM

Start>all programs>accesories>system tools>system restore

or search system restore on the start search box

and follow the wizard, select a restore point prior to the explorer.exe crashing issue

and make sure the fully remove any virus/spyware before doing it
September 4, 2010 10:15:52 AM

no start box available... Did you read my post? It instantly crashes.
a b $ Windows 7
September 4, 2010 10:41:18 AM

Sounds like a re-format/re-install to me.
Try using Microsoft Security Essentials for protection when starting fresh.
September 4, 2010 12:46:31 PM

I need to reformat to keep explorer from crashing? There isn't any other way?
September 4, 2010 1:43:59 PM

open task manager, then file>new process

then a box opens, type "%systemroot%\system32\rstrui.exe" without the quotation marks and press enter
a b $ Windows 7
September 4, 2010 2:06:48 PM

Why don't you use your os disc and boot into recovery?
September 4, 2010 2:32:33 PM

try running cmd.exe, then type "sfc /scannow" (without quotes) and press enter
September 4, 2010 6:46:13 PM

I don't have the os disk, but I will try the scannow and rstrui.exe
Also, It works fine in safe mode, Just not in a user account or guest account.
September 6, 2010 4:36:23 AM

Anyone? I can still use the computer fine but using task manager to open everything is kind of inconvenient. Maybe I should disable explorer altogether and use a cool rainmeter theme.
September 6, 2010 6:18:36 AM

How can I keep explorer from starting? So that I don't have to close it.
September 6, 2010 7:19:06 AM

You can't run the graphical user interface if the explerer.exe process is stopped.
Explorer.exe is a very important process of the Windows OS and you'll have very limited functionality with it not running.

The best thing to do is to reinstall. It is possible that some files (including explorer.exe) have been modified by the virus that you had or by the antivirus that you used for cleaning. Also, some files may have been moved to quarantine or deleted.

Are you sure that the virus is gone? Even if it's gone maybe you still have malware.
Do you have an antivirus running? Which one? Do another full scan. Then reinstall.
September 6, 2010 8:03:41 AM

Nod32 and mbam, And I can do everything fine without explorer.
a b $ Windows 7
September 6, 2010 2:19:39 PM

Is this even a legit Win7 licence?
September 6, 2010 7:39:41 PM

Why wouldn't it be? and sfc /scannow is working now.
My antivirus keeps finding viruses in my temp folder.
September 7, 2010 7:46:57 AM

If those don't work try to re-register IEPROXY.DLL by clicking START --> RUN and typing regsvr32 IEPROXY.DLL and then clicking OK.
clean your registry files using registry cleaner reg in out
September 8, 2010 8:52:30 AM

Holy crap it came back out of nowhere.