Windows Explorer Crashing

I'm running Vista 32-Bit, and I'm having a wee bit of an issue. Whenever I go to access my storage drive (B:\), it will let me look around for about 10 seconds, then windows explorer crashes, giving me this error:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.0.6002.18005
Application Timestamp: 49e01da5
Fault Module Name: CLVsd.ax
Fault Module Version: 6.0.0.3614
Fault Module Timestamp: 45814d99
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00040920
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.2
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 40d4
Additional Information 2: 4062ad41ec8067256aa4c5e2b56d3c79
Additional Information 3: 40d4
Additional Information 4: 4062ad41ec8067256aa4c5e2b56d3c79

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I ran chkdsk, and everything appears to be fine. Any suggestions?
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  1. I would venture a guess the registry is corrupt. Exception code: c0000005

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811270

    Dout it will resolve the issue, but you can try running registry repair like CC cleaner or Windows Advanced System Care free.
  2. Also, try and do a system restore to a point before the problem first occurred if possible. If that doesn't work and you can not find instructions to repair manually, a reinstall of the Vista may be the only fix available to you.
  3. badge said:
    Also, try and do a system restore to a point before the problem first occurred if possible. If that doesn't work and you can not find instructions to repair manually, a reinstall of the Vista may be the only fix available to you.


    Unfortunately it's been doing this for awhile, and I just haven't had the time to care about it until now. I've considered doing a windows reinstall (for a few reasons), but was just wondering if this was an easy fix. Thanks for the help.
  4. One other longshot suggestion. Swap out the SATA cable and move the drive to a different SATA header on the MB. A longshot for the problem you are having which sounds like an OS registry corruption.
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