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By tech.293 ·
MS t/s was unable to fix this. After opening Windows Explorer, right clicking on any file, directory, drive, etc.,... causes a terminal error, Windows Explorer has stopped responding. Minimal startup options makes no change. The ONLY time it does not have this behavior is in SAFE mode. I have been through the MS t/s drill, and done the trouble shooting myself to no avail.

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by Marck Almada (Py) In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

It's very usual to me that... and if you can change your DIMM you will see that is only that, and windows will start correctly again.
It's common that a Mem DIMM fails... and if you have a memory test like a MEMTEST from Linux... will be more easy.Beacuse, you can check any block sector from the chip.
This program come inside linux... but you can move to a floppy disk too.

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by tech.293 In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

This is NOT a startup issue, this is a Windows Explorer problem

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by tech.293 In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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by GilesGuthrie In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

I've had this problem before, and the only way I could fix it was to reinstall Windows. I did this without reformatting the drive, and the applications etc were still there, so it wasn't too bad, but I'm sorry I can't be more helpful!

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by tech.293 In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

I know this to be the option but I am looking to fix the problem. Thanks

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by tech.293 In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

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by tech.293 In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

Someone look at this. I am going to keep bumping up the points

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by tech.293 In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

Still an open question

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

Hi

This may sound obvious but have you run software and hardware diagnostics to make sure the system is functioning properly. Did the error start after installing or uninstalling a program or system update. You say that the only time you do not get the error is when you access the OS in Safe mode, so it could be a driver problem. However, you say you have gone through the troubleshooting process, creating the extra hardware profile and eliminating the drivers one by one, have you also tried to disable the .386 files as well, by putting a ; in front of each line that lists a file with a .386 extension in the [386enh] section in system.ini? Have you also eliminated both the autoexec.bat and config.sys files. Are there any utilities, such as batch files, or others running before the system starts up completely, have you examined bootlog.txt in c:\? to determine that all elements of windows are loading as they should? Have you checked for a virus?

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