The OS is Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Every few seconds, I get an error saying “Windows Explorer has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem…” before restarting Explorer. I’ve been going crazy with A/V scanners, checking startup items, looking for any out-of-the-ordinary ActiveX plugins that might be causing the problem, but haven’t had any luck. This happens regardless of what I am doing, as Explorer crashes even if the machine is sitting idle. The closest thing I’ve gotten to a real clue as to what causing the issue is this Event Viewer error (EVID 1000) that keeps popping up:
Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4 Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000 Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x00000000032e2a48 Faulting process id: 0x137c Faulting application start time: 0x01d041bc0abdac20 Faulting application path: C:\windows\explorer.exe Faulting module path: unknown Report Id: 60ea80f3-adaf-11e4-9abf-00266c380586
Not much to go on. The crazy thing is, if I reboot the computer, Explorer seems to work fine, until I log off and log back on (or just kill explorer and attempt to restart it). Anyone who can help will be my best friend for all eternity!
PS: Explorer++ (x64 edition), a third-party file browser which can use the same ActiveX plugins as Windows Explorer, does not seem to crash at all, so I suppose the problem isn’t with ActiveX.