Explorer.exe resets when...

By BlindObject
Dec 9, 2007
  1. ...I try to view one specific group of files.

    These files are mostly .avi movies on a separate Hard Drive. And that's all that's in there.

    Now, this is kinda weird, and this is how it happens.

    I go to Start>My Computer>Local Disk G:> Videos

    After that, explorer.exe resets, and I'm back to my desktop, and any of the explorer windows shutdowns also. (My documents in example)

    I found out if I'm fast enough, before the video icons show up in the fold, I can click the thumbnails to show up as tiles, and it doesn't reset. BUT, if I click on one specific movie, it resets. All of other movies don't. Is there a way I can fix this?

    I can make a video if needed.
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    What version of Windows are you running?
  3. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 412

    Windows Media Center Edition 02 SP1
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It's probably one of your codecs or media player programs acting up..

    Are you sure all your files are proper video files and have the correct extensions? Some corrupt (malware?) thingy could be crashing your codec/player/whatever.

    When did the problem start? What video-related software did you install before that?
  5. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 412

    For me to watch those videos, I needed to download DivX codecs, which came along with a converter and a player. This started after I Installed a new video card...

    DivX codecs BEFORE card was installed. And then this didn't happen.

    I put the movie which caused explorer.exe to reset in it's own folder, so when I look at the list of movies, it won't crash. It will only crash when I go in the folder AND click on the file once. Then it resets.
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Maybe use GSpot to see which exact codec and version the nasty file is using?
  7. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Either delete that movie,then redownload it,or just delete it.

    You might have to use Killbox
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