i've tried using several of the threads found addressing the issue of the seemingly poular "windows explorer has stopped working" error. i've attempted all remedies found on the threads, yet none seem to be helping. i am not even able to access my computer in normal startup. i must run in safe mode (with networking obviously) because anytime i so much as click on anything besides my desktop background, the laptop freezes, displaying the windows error. i am unable to do a system restore (only point found is the current one, and cannot create restore point manually) and can't access internet options (as im in safe mode) to reset options under the advanced tab as i had also seen suggested. all the things that were seeming to work for others aren't for me. i am running on a windows 7 64-bit operating system. if anyone can help me with this crisis i will be eternally grateful!