Windows Vista - Keep getting "Windows Explorer has stopped working and needs to restart" message

Asked By Joe Wilson on 30-Jan-10 06:41 PM
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mv ark replied to Joe Wilson on 30-Jan-10 09:11 PM
Check if turning User Account Control off helps resolve the issue - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/itprovistasetup/thread/3b9bf8c9-7a04-4b8a-9952-0e8ff9662998/

User Account Control (UAC) can help you prevent unauthorized changes to your computer. It works by prompting you for permission when a task requires administrative rights, such as installing software or changing settings that affect other users.

To turn UAC off in Vista, select User Accounts under Control Panel. Select the link "Turn User Account Control on or off" & in the next step uncheck the checkbox related to UAC that's turned on by default.
Web Star replied to Joe Wilson on 30-Jan-10 09:43 PM

Press Ctrl-alt-delete and bring up the Task Manager, click on the tab Processes and end the process 'System Idle Process', this will stop the looping effect. Then go to file, select New task (run), type explorer in the box and hit ok. This will manually restart Windows Explorer.

some time it occurs due to other reasons so u need to look this link also, this describe other case for that error

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/itprovistaie/thread/90cc6950-c212-4e3d-ae50-83e6003b8dd6/

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/itprovistasetup/thread/3b9bf8c9-7a04-4b8a-9952-0e8ff9662998/

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistaprograms/thread/25ff3ac6-0442-434b-b699-4feb659c82c4

paresh tank replied to Joe Wilson on 31-Jan-10 04:29 AM

Hi Joe,

This error is because of bloatware stuff..

The PC Decrapifier  program has been around for a while. People used it successfully.
It presents you with a list of what it finds as "bloatware" and you can pick and chose what to let it uninstall

The PC Decrapifier is designed to remove a specific list unwanted software in an unattended fashion.             

   you can download that program and can use it for removal..

Ok.......