windows explorer has stopped working

  naineysman 16:57 23 Nov 2008

Looking over a christmas gift for a friend, this laptop constantly come up with the message, windows explorer has stopped working, windows is trying to fix this problem, then usually it returns to the desktop and allows me to navigate to pics, docs, etc.

Is this common to Vista HP or does anyone recognise this as a fault? (I have zero knowledge of vista)

  Sea Urchin 17:22 23 Nov 2008

Try the solution here - scroll down to the posting by BBHelp

click here

If that doesn't help then you could try the following - it involves downloading a fix to the registry, so make sure you make a backup before you run it

click here

  rawprawn 17:24 23 Nov 2008

Is Vista up to date? try turning UAC off.

  Ex plorer 17:33 23 Nov 2008

Hi type your heading into Google.
Windows Explorer has stopped working.
There are quite a few reasons as to why its not working, and fixes.

  naineysman 22:21 23 Nov 2008

plenty to try at least, thanks for all the ideas.


  John Lane 15:17 21 Jul 2009

When I right click in windows explorer to copy or cut, I get an error message appear, windows explorer then shuts down.

  Sea Urchin 16:55 21 Jul 2009

Absolutely no point in adding your question to an 8-month old thread - I suggest you start your own thread with appropriate title (and mention just what the error message is).

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