Keeps restarting Windows Explorer in Windows 7.

Original title: Why keep restarting my windows Explorer in windows 7

It happens whenever I try to browse something using windows Explorer. I have tried almost suggestions in previous discussions of those who have already faced this problem. I tried the steps mentioned as log on in safe mode and try to disable the third-party software, but they have all failed to resolve my problem. I also tried to stick the explorer.exe in the system32 folder as suggested and failed or the other. I use Windows 7 Home Premium on ASUS a43s. Are there updates available from microsoft to resolve this problem?


Hi Cikcumie,

Thanks for the reply.

Error: Windows Explorer has stopped working

1) data files that are infected must be cleaned only by removing the file completely, which means there is a risk of data loss.

2) after the boot minimum troubleshooting step, read the sections "How to reset the computer to start as usual after a clean boot troubleshooting" in the link provided to return the computer to a Normal startup mode.

3) when you do the system restore to restore the computer to a previous state, programs and updates that you have installed are removed.

4) an upgrade on the spot is the final solution before you have to reinstall the operating system. Note that it takes as much time to do the upgrade as to reinstall the operating system. In addition, some of your custom Windows settings may be lost through this process.

Hope this information helps. Answer the post with an up-to-date issue report to help you further.

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