Explorer.exe (ieframe.dll) Error

By cute
May 21, 2007
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  1. I keep getting the following error when I am in the middle of typing an address in the Run command (start menu>run): "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." The error signature is: AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2900.2180 ModName: ieframe.dll ModVer: 7.0.6000.16441 Offset: 000c83b3
    I think this error started to occur after installing a windows update. I have Windows XP Pro SP2 with IE 7 installed. Please let me know if anyone knows the solution. Thank you.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,351   +301

    ok, run->explorer fails.

    what happens if you click My Computer, right-click your HD and pull down to Explore?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,351   +301

    hum; follow-up. I'm on XP/Pro SP2 fully updated and I DO NOT HAVE IEFRAME.DLL
    explore.exe is also 6.00.2900.2180

    consider running HiJackThis
  4. agi_shi

    agi_shi Newcomer, in training Posts: 507

    Hmm...

    ...

    Do you (jobeard) have IE7? ieframe reminds me of internet explorer frame, which if you don't have, and don't have IE7, must be part of IE7 (since the OP has IE7)...

    ...

    What happens if you get rid of IE7, OP? Or just rename ieframe.dll to something else (just add .old to it or something) to see what would happen...
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,351   +301

    oops! major point -- I don't have IE7 -- and hardly ever use IE6 either :)
  6. agi_shi

    agi_shi Newcomer, in training Posts: 507

    Ha, I'm only guessing... but, you know... ie = internet explorer, so it'd be only logical ;)
  7. cute

    cute Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I don't have any problem with right clicking on HD and choosing Explore. It only happens by starting to type in the Run, and when Windows is about to bring suggested addresses (or the recent typed addresses). I realized today that this begins to happen after starting Windows Internet Explorer 7, meaning if I don't use IE 7 it doesn't happen. I don't think this would be a IE7 bug since I know many people who use it without having any problem. Thanks for your suggestions. I hope I get the solution soon ;)
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,351   +301

    choose which version you wish to use ALL the time.
    Launch that version and make it the DEFAULT browser (if that's what you want).

    If you're a Firefox, Netscape, or Opera user, then by all means DO NOT to this!
  9. cute

    cute Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Can you tell me how this can solve the problem??!! :eek:
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