Windows Explorer crashes randomly in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
Assume that you open Windows Explorer on a computer that is running Windows 7
or Windows Server 2008 R2 in a network environment. In this situation, Windows
Explorer crashes randomly.
Note This issue occurs if Network Discovery is enabled on the computer.
This issue occurs because the Fdwnet.dll module is incorrectly unloaded.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is
intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply
this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this
article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not
severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next
software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download
available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section
does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you
might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will
apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this
specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support
telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following
Microsoft Web site:
To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Here's other similar drivers that are different versions or releases for different operating systems: