There is a peice of spyware that will cause windows explorer to crash.
It is called windows safety alert or windows security alerts and beside it
in the publisher/manufacturer column it wil be blank. Remove that, and
usually there is another program called spylocked that it comes with that
needs to be removed as well. There isn't an unistall feature for it so you
will have to search for a program that can remove it.
If it isn't there, I'll have to rethink, but most often that is the case.
Does explorer crash in an endless loop? Meaning that as soon as it comes
back up, it crashes again not allowing you to do anything, or only when you
right click? I know for a fact if it is doing what I first said, that is the
Let me know and I can tell you how to get into the control panel so that
windows explorer won't close it everytime it crashes.
> On Jul 26, 12:36 am, "James Truelove" <james.truel...@sky.com> wrote:
> > <annas...@googlemail.com> wrote in message
> > news:firstname.lastname@example.org oups.com...
> > > Each time i right click on any folder,try to copy data from any
> > > folder on my notepad windows explorer crashes and it throws up the
> > > error message windows explorer not working and then it restarts.This
> > > has totally handicapped me and Im unable to do anything. My notepad is
> > > 2 months old and I had faced this isue earlier and the system was
> > > formatted.This error has now come again from last evening and I have
> > > no clue as to what the reason maybe.Can anyone help me out here please?
> > worth a lookhttp://xman892.blogspot.com/2007/02/resolved-explorer-crash-on-vista....
> yup...I had a look at it,but I have'nt installed anything lately at
> all..it looks like each time this problem occurs I will have to format
> my PC all over again which is ridiculousfeel like such a loser in
> picking a Vista loaded PC...Read more than enough window explorer
> crashing issues due to bugs in Vista...and the solution everywhere
> seems to be to install the OS again...