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Windows explorer.exe runs under scvhost Dcom as a service instead of Explorer.exe as a program RRS feed

  • Question

  • Here goes,  I have a new Win 7 Pro 64 installation SP1. 16gb ram AMD athlon II 455, sata 6, USB 3.0.  After adding all the software and files I saw this strange thing with Windows Explorer.  No matter where I click to run it , ie, task bar, programs/accessories, etc I see it running as a service under svchost where dcom runs.  It always ran under explorer.exe below winlogon.  I'm looking at Procexp64 when I see this.  In the task manager it says it is an application.  Does not matter if I use the run in new process or not switch.  My execution line is C:\windows\explorer.exe /e,C:\data in the lnk.  Some times it see it under explorer.exe for a second then it goes right to svchost and runs there. Every thing else senns to be working fine.  I tried uninstlling video drivers for AMD and Diamond 6670 and reinstalling them plus just about everything else I could think might be causing this problem.  Thanks in advance for your help.

    IMaz

    Friday, August 9, 2013 2:53 AM

Answers

  • Hi Bmazak,

    Please use ShellExView to disable related extensions of Windows Explorer:

    1. Download ShellExView v1.41 from the following link http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.zip

    Please Note: The third-party product discussed here is manufactured by a company that is independent of Microsoft. We make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

    2.  Extract "shexview.zip" file and open shexview.exe. It will scan the registry for all the shell extensions.
    3. Select all the non-Microsoft extensions in pink by press "Ctrl" in the keyboard.
    4. Click the "Disable Selected Items" on the toolbar and click Yes.
    5. Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.

    If the issue persists, then try Clean Boot or Safe Mode.

    Advanced startup options (including safe mode):  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Advanced-startup-options-including-safe-mode

    How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135  

    Regards,

    Blair Deng


    blair deng

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:20 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi Bmazak,

    Please use ShellExView to disable related extensions of Windows Explorer:

    1. Download ShellExView v1.41 from the following link http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.zip

    Please Note: The third-party product discussed here is manufactured by a company that is independent of Microsoft. We make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

    2.  Extract "shexview.zip" file and open shexview.exe. It will scan the registry for all the shell extensions.
    3. Select all the non-Microsoft extensions in pink by press "Ctrl" in the keyboard.
    4. Click the "Disable Selected Items" on the toolbar and click Yes.
    5. Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.

    If the issue persists, then try Clean Boot or Safe Mode.

    Advanced startup options (including safe mode):  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Advanced-startup-options-including-safe-mode

    How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135  

    Regards,

    Blair Deng


    blair deng

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:20 AM
    Moderator
  • Blair Deng does not read or can not read.  Thank You for the info though. it may help in some other problem.  I just feel this whole system of forums is useless if the people don't read the problem.  Do you agree?  By the way just to experiment I tried what you suggested and it does not matter.

    IMaz

    Thursday, September 5, 2013 5:01 PM