Windows Explorer Repeatedly & Constantly Crashes

By DalePhilip ยท 5 replies
Jul 23, 2009
  1. For 2 or so days now my sisters laptop has been having problems with Windows Explorer repeatedly crashing for no apparent reason.
    Have not tried anything to fix problem yet as do not know where to start.
    As soon as the laptop is logged in, explorer starts crashing & when it reboots it crashes again. Laptop is Windows XP and so far to my knowledge no new programs or files have been installed, will post new information as I find out.
    Need urgent help as laptop is needed for assignments.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Can you log on via Safe Mode?
  3. DalePhilip

    DalePhilip TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes, am able to log on via safe mode
  4. DalePhilip

    DalePhilip TS Rookie Topic Starter

    but when logged on, problem persists even in safe mode
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    When system crashes do you get Blue Screens? Have you tried to scan for infections via Safe Mode?
  6. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    Info needed - what service pack is loaded for XP ? Which version of IE is it? Have IE updates been installed? What 'extra' support features have been installed for IE ? e,g. Google toolbar etc.
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