Windows Explorer keeps shutting, help needed

  whisked 16:09 04 Nov 2006

Hi all,

Everytime i open windows explorer, ie go into control panel or my pictures etc i get a message saying windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to shut and this quite often leads to XP hanging thereafter. This is also happening with Acrobat Reader.

I have norton anti virus and Spyware doctor both running and they are not picking up any problems. :(

Anyone any idea how to sort this please?

  VoG II 16:10 04 Nov 2006

Start, Run, type

sfc /scannow

and click OK. You may be asked to insert your Windows CD.

  whisked 17:02 04 Nov 2006

Thanks VOG, i have done that and it seems to have solved the explorer problem.

Acrobat reader still giving same message. I have tried downloading it again but no joy. Any tips on that?

  VoG II 17:05 04 Nov 2006

Alternative to Adobe Reader click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:33 04 Nov 2006

Uninstall and reinstall Acrobat reader

  whisked 20:19 04 Nov 2006

Brilliant Fruitbat, fingers crossed seems ok now.

Many thanks all.

  whisked 21:33 01 Dec 2006

This Windows explorer problem has resurfaced. I have tried the scannow option again but that isn't sorting it now.

Any other ideas?

Its annoying as hell!

  eedcam 22:25 01 Dec 2006

Have you downloaded any M/soft office updates that seemed to cause that on mine.Done a restore and refused the updates been fine since

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