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An Unhandled Win32 exception Occurred in explorer.exe [xxxx]

By mrbonuchi ·
Friends,

My Windows Xp Pro PC fails with "An Unhandled Win32 exception Occurred in explorer.exe [xxxx]" or "An Unhandled Win32 Exception Occurred in iexplore.exe [xxxx]" when I start either IE7 or he Windows Explorer. I've completed a non-destructive reinstall of Windows and used registry cleaners/fixers, but no help. The PIDs are always either IE7 or Windows Explorer when either are started, however some other apps seem to fail as well.
Suggestions?

Thanks, Roger

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See if this helps

by Jacky Howe In reply to An Unhandled Win32 except ...
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Yeah. Post those codes

by seanferd In reply to An Unhandled Win32 except ...

instead of [xxxx]. The codes are the informative part.

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Here's what I did so far...

by mrbonuchi In reply to Yeah. Post those codes

First, thank you for your replies and suggestions...

Jacky - I did in fact have Visual Studio 2005 installed and removed it, but that was weeks ago. I did follow up on that Microsoft link. No help but it did give me a way to easily recreate the problem.

Seanfred - The "codes" are the PIDs (process ID) and they are only relevant to my PC of course. The PID is always that of either explorer.exe or iexlore.exe.

-Roger

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See if this is of any help

by Jacky Howe In reply to Here's what I did so far. ...

It could be caused by a mis-behaving shell extension. Try using ShellExView to disable all shell extensions and then, if the problem goes away, enable a few at a time until you find the culprit.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

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Fixed by ShellExView

by mrbonuchi In reply to See if this is of any hel ...

Jacky,

I used ShellExView and started disabling the entities where the shell extension was suspect by ShellExView (in red or light red). I found a 3rd-party IE7 tool bar that I had added months ago was at fault. I'm assuming that a Microsoft auto-update broke it since I hadn't touched any of the things that failed with that error.

I've spent untold hours at this Jacky. As many of us these days, this PC is very important to my work day.

If you ever need a job reference, let me know!

Thanks again to all that provided a reply.

-Roger

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I'd be happy with

by Jacky Howe In reply to Fixed by ShellExView

a Thumb Roger and I'm glad that you have it sorted out.

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Thanks Mate

by Jacky Howe In reply to I'd be happy with

all the best.

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Thank YOU

by mrbonuchi In reply to Thanks Mate

I'm an amateur radio op. I've spoken (over the radio)to a few folks in your corner of the world Jacky, and have enjoyed your phrases and accent. We have an accent here in Chicago too, I've been told. "Da" way we talk I guess...

-Roger

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Sorry

by seanferd In reply to Here's what I did so far. ...

Thought there would be some error code aside from the PID, or a mention of what caused the exception.

I guess that those are totally unhandled, as per the message box.

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No Worries

by mrbonuchi In reply to Sorry

Seanferd, not to worry, I welcome your assistance. Thank you.

Seems like this issue is not completely resolved. I find that my Total Training CD fails with that error. I?m starting to think this is (or was) due to malicious code or at least the results of one.

-Roger

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