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I have Windows XP Professional SP1 on my Dell Dimension 8300.

Every few hours, just after I do something totally harmless like
double-clicking on a folder, I get the error popup, "Windows Explorer
has encountered an internal error and needs to close". Even though I
never opened Windows Explorer in the first place.

When I click on that dialog, the entire screen blanks out for a moment
showing just the background color. Then it returns but most of my
program icons in the Notification Area on the right side of the Toolbar
disappear permanently. They've even disappeared from "Taskbar and Start
Menu Properties." The only way I have been able to get the icons back
is to reboot.

I searched the Microsoft Knowledge Base and found a couple of instances
of that error message, but they don't match these symptoms I've experienced.

Any ideas?


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    Your notification area programs are faulty. Get non faulty ones. They were told to put the icon up but ignored the message.

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    "Steven Litvintchouk" <sdlitvin@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:eCTsPgSSFHA.2748@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >I have Windows XP Professional SP1 on my Dell Dimension 8300.
    >
    > Every few hours, just after I do something totally harmless like
    > double-clicking on a folder, I get the error popup, "Windows Explorer
    > has encountered an internal error and needs to close". Even though I
    > never opened Windows Explorer in the first place.
    >
    > When I click on that dialog, the entire screen blanks out for a moment
    > showing just the background color. Then it returns but most of my
    > program icons in the Notification Area on the right side of the Toolbar
    > disappear permanently. They've even disappeared from "Taskbar and Start
    > Menu Properties." The only way I have been able to get the icons back
    > is to reboot.
    >
    > I searched the Microsoft Knowledge Base and found a couple of instances
    > of that error message, but they don't match these symptoms I've experienced.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    >
    > --
    > Steven D. Litvintchouk
    > Email: sdlitvin@earthlinkNOSPAM.net
    >
    > Remove the NOSPAM before replying to me.
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    David Candy wrote:

    > Your notification area programs are faulty. Get non faulty ones. They were told to put the icon up but ignored the message.
    >

    But why do I even get the error message in the first place?


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    "Steven Litvintchouk" <sdlitvin@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:eznUQwSSFHA.3420@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
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    >
    > David Candy wrote:
    >
    >> Your notification area programs are faulty. Get non faulty ones. They
    >> were told to put the icon up but ignored the message.
    >>
    >
    > But why do I even get the error message in the first place?
    >
    >
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    > Steven D. Litvintchouk
    > Email: sdlitvin@earthlinkNOSPAM.net
    >
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    Look in the Event Viewer and see if there's any clue what caused the fault.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Looks like Explorer.exe along with other system files could've got corrupted
    so try doing a sfc /scannow (start -> run -> sfc /scannow) preferebly in
    safemode to fix the problem. Also try a system restore. You may require the
    Dimension XP Re-Installation CD.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Aravindan.
    aravindan@inbox.com

    "Steven Litvintchouk" wrote:

    > I have Windows XP Professional SP1 on my Dell Dimension 8300.
    >
    > Every few hours, just after I do something totally harmless like
    > double-clicking on a folder, I get the error popup, "Windows Explorer
    > has encountered an internal error and needs to close". Even though I
    > never opened Windows Explorer in the first place.
    >
    > When I click on that dialog, the entire screen blanks out for a moment
    > showing just the background color. Then it returns but most of my
    > program icons in the Notification Area on the right side of the Toolbar
    > disappear permanently. They've even disappeared from "Taskbar and Start
    > Menu Properties." The only way I have been able to get the icons back
    > is to reboot.
    >
    > I searched the Microsoft Knowledge Base and found a couple of instances
    > of that error message, but they don't match these symptoms I've experienced.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    >
    > --
    > Steven D. Litvintchouk
    > Email: sdlitvin@earthlinkNOSPAM.net
    >
    > Remove the NOSPAM before replying to me.
    >
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