1. gumle's Avatar
    So, yesterday I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and now I have somewhat of a problem. explorer.exe is crashing in such a manner that I cannot even get to the desktop before it's down. Whenever I try to start it from the task manager it just crashes again and again and again. However, I was, all of a sudden, able to make to make it work for an hour or so and then it went back to crashing again and again and again.
    07-30-2015 02:41 AM
  2. MagicSkywalker's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem, and I haven't even been close to an hour of it working properly. I can certainly make it run via task manager, but it crashes again immediately.

    I don't know if it might have something to do or not, but I had to upgrade via Windows Update because with the shorcut it stayed in "working on it" pretty much forever, and when I finally made the upgrade (and sometimes when I restart) an error with this sad face ":(" appears and it says something about driver_power_state_failure.
    07-30-2015 11:05 PM
  3. tpk77's Avatar
    Exactly the same issue here, thankfully chrome is still installed and works.

    Upgraded from Windows 7 home premium to windows 10 on the evening of the 29th checked on the morning and everything seemed ok. Constant crashing began when I tried using the PC after getting in from working on the evening of the 30th.
    08-01-2015 08:38 AM
  4. Snake Scaly's Avatar
    Had exactly the same problem. For me this was caused by Norton Internet Security being completely broken during upgrade. I've fixed it by downloading and running the Norton Removal Tool. The trick was to start Chrome and download the tool while fighting with the constantly blinking screen stealing input focus from input fields.
    08-02-2015 07:34 AM
  5. bulls96's Avatar
    SadlyI am havingthis same problem.

    Here's the event log:
    Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 10.0.10240.16405, time stamp: 0x55b4596f
    Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.10240.16392, time stamp: 0x55a864a2
    Exception code: 0xc0000409
    Fault offset: 0x0000000000083837
    Faulting process id: 0x1204
    Faulting application start time: 0x01d0cd1c7ceece86
    Faulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
    Report Id: e447c1d0-5b58-4231-b65b-a2dcd1d86cd9
    Faulting package full name:
    Faulting package-relative application ID:
    08-02-2015 08:48 AM
  6. bulls96's Avatar
    Of note, this happened after restoring mphotos, videos, music and documents via file history.
    08-02-2015 08:51 AM
  7. dvdhills's Avatar
    I am having the same problem, except sporadically. Explorer crashes about every 2 hours and once on startup. It takes about 5 minutes to restart. Seems to be a major issue. This is about the only issue I have had, except for linking accounts on one of my machines.
    08-02-2015 11:50 AM
  8. bulls96's Avatar
    I got rid of the recent files and the random folders that show up on the quick access and gog explorer to default to my Pc. That seemed to work.
    08-06-2015 08:58 AM
  9. gjjtamis's Avatar
    Hi, as posted on Infoworld, /article/2957239/microsoft-windows/microsoft-official-windows-10-patches-kb-3081424-kb-3081427 .html
    a fix for the error of the constantly crashing explorer has been rolled out (kb3081424). Unfortunately, my recently upgraded system (from w7 to w10) still keeps crashing. Something with svchost.exe, me thinks.

    Is there anybody who hast and/or ideas how to fix this unwanted behaviour?

    Thanks a lot in advance,
    Regards, Gertjan
    08-06-2015 03:51 PM
  10. Lucas Vidaguren's Avatar
    I had a simillar problem. The CVSNT installed by tortoise CVS had a .cpl (control panel feature) that was in conflict with some permissions.
    I found the problem in the event viewer in a side by side error event, after seeing some information of the error in the norton history.
    08-06-2015 08:16 PM
  11. matthew figueiras's Avatar
    that is the blue screen of death
    01-02-2016 10:56 PM
  12. ajayden's Avatar
    Deleted my post as this is an old thread.
    01-02-2016 11:35 PM

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