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Windows Explorer stopping

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  • Windows explorer stops with great frequency.  Windows found a solution.  It tells me to click start, then click accesories and then right click command prompt (and then goes on to tell me what to do).  The problem is after I  click accesories, there is NOTHING which says command prompt.  What could I possibly be doing wrong.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Mike
    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 12:33 PM

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  • For me it is in accessories right under the calculator, does it come up if you search for it in the start bar?
    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 2:20 PM
  • Don't know why command prompt is not in accessories, but you can click start and search command prompt which will bring it up, right click command prompt and run as adminstrator, then go from there with the rest of the instructions to fix the explorer has stopped working.
    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 2:24 PM
  • what was the solution?  I have windows explorer stopping all the time.
    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 4:24 PM
  • it is the same on my computer !

    Explorer allways crash when it is my video library (thumbnails can not be loaded) !

    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 2:45 PM
  • Too bad he didn't post the solution!  LOL

    Easy way to command prompt is type "cmd" in search window or Win+R for the run command then cmd or cmd.exe in there.


    ASUS P5Q PRO Intel Q6600 Core2 Quad CPU 4GB Corsair RAM Dual Nvidia 8800GTS Video Win Vista/Win7b 64bit Dual Boot
    • Proposed as answer by Brian Borg Tuesday, February 10, 2009 11:53 PM
    Wednesday, February 04, 2009 8:05 PM
  • Here ya go, this will fix ya up!
    Click here for the fiX!
    Wednesday, February 04, 2009 11:07 PM
  • My command prompt isn't there either but RUN is and you can type command there. you have to run as administrator then this reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessions /va /f
    and enter. The last post just before me (jrjr2u) has it step by step just didn't tell you where to find command. Thanks for the info though as I had lost the instructions. chamblisstom@bellsouth.net
    • Proposed as answer by chamblisstom Thursday, February 05, 2009 12:42 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by usasmaMVP, Editor Tuesday, February 10, 2009 10:27 PM
    Thursday, February 05, 2009 12:40 AM
  • did that when the fix first came out but it doesn't finx my problems.
    Tuesday, February 10, 2009 9:26 PM
  • @Silentuser are you running 32 or 64 bit Windows7, as i had a problem a while ago which was the same as you described, eventually i tracked the culprits down to being Palms hotsync manager for my Treo 650, conflicting with Sony Ericcsons phone software for a K750i. However , before that i had noticed i had i think it was 4 different copies of Visual c++ in uninstall programs. 2x 2005  and 2 x 2008 i uninstalled both the 32 bit versions and the 64 bit 2005 and the Explorer not responding dropped in frequency to the point that i thought that had fixed it, it went from about once every 30 seconds to about once every 6 hours. so it might be worth looking to see if you have multiple versions of visual c++ installed, and if so at least remove the older version numbers first to see if that has any effect.

    I'm using 64 bit Windows 7
    Tuesday, February 10, 2009 11:33 PM
  • I'm using 32 bit winodws.  no palm hotsync.  things are a lot better since i turned off thumbnails.  Think MS was trying to be "smart" and it causes problems.
    Wednesday, February 11, 2009 7:07 PM
  • I had a similar problem. Mine was cause from installing a virtual CD program (virtualCD9.3). I suspect anything that alters a basic shell operation or plays with low level system information could lead to this sort of instability. Go through the software you have installed (or force feed) and see if any likely culprits present themselves, uninstall them one at a time till the issue goes away.


    Wednesday, February 11, 2009 9:16 PM