Slow speed and "Windows Explorer has stopped working" and often "unresponsive".

My laptop Gateway (1.46 GHz Dual CPU) is under Vista Home Premium and is very slow during the implementation of new screens or changing the screens in an application, often displaying "not responding" for up to a minute.  Sometimes the message on Windows Explorer appears. It is also very slow while booting or passage from one user to another.  I regularly remove temporary files internet and visited sites, regularly virus and spyware scanner. My usual applications are Quicken, Internet Explorer, I-tunes and webmail.

Hello

What antivirus/antispyware/security products do you have on the machine? Be one you ALREADY had on this
machine, including those you have uninstalled (they leave leftovers behind which can cause strange problems).

----------------------------------------------------

Follow these steps:

Start - type this in the search box-> find COMMAND at the top and RIGHT CLICK – RUN AS ADMIN

Enter this at the command prompt - sfc/scannow

How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
generates in Windows Vista cbs.log
http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/928228

Also run CheckDisk, so we cannot exclude as much as possible of the corruption.
How to run the check disk at startup in Vista
http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-Chkdsk.html

==========================================

After the foregoing:

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista
http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/929135
How to troubleshoot performance issues in Windows Vista
http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/950685

Optimize the performance of Microsoft Windows Vista
http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/959062
To see everything that is in charge of startup - wait a few minutes without doing anything - then right click on the task - bar
The task manager - take a look at stored by - Services - process - it is a quick reference (if you have
a small box in the lower-left - show for all users can check only).

How to check and change Vista startup programs
http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/79612-startup-programs-enable-disable.html

A quick check to see that load method 2 is - using MSCONFIG and then display a list of the people here.
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Tools that should help you:

Process Explorer - free - find out what are the files, registry keys and other objects processes have opened, the dll
they loaded and much more. This exceptionally effective utility will show you even owned by each process.
http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

Autoruns - free - see what programs are configured to startup automatically when your system boots and you
opening of session. Autoruns also shows you the full list of registry and file locations where applications can configure auto-
start the settings.
http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
Process Monitor - Free - monitor the system files, registry, process, thread and DLL real-time activity.
http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

There are many excellent free tools from Sysinternals
http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/default.aspx

WhatsInStartUP - free - this utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically when Windows
starts. For each request, the following information is displayed: Startup Type (registry/Startup folder).
The command - line String, product name, file Version, company name, location in the registry or the file system,
and much more. It allows you to easily disable or remove unwanted programs that runs in your Windows startup.
http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/what_run_in_startup.html

There are many excellent free tools to NirSoft
http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/index.html

Window Watcher - free - do you know what is running on your computer? Maybe not. The window Watcher says it all, reporting of any window created by all running programs, if the window is visible or not.
http://www.KarenWare.com/PowerTools/ptwinwatch.asp

Many excellent free tools and an excellent newsletter at Karenware
http://www.KarenWare.com/

===========================================

Vista and Windows 7 updated drivers love then here's how update the most important.

This is my generic how updates of appropriate driver:

This utility, it is easy see which versions are loaded:

-Free - DriverView utility displays the list of all device drivers currently loaded on your system. For
each driver in the list, additional useful information is displayed: load address of the driver, description,.
version, product name, company that created the driver and more.
http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/DriverView.html

For drivers, visit manufacturer of emergency system and of the manufacturer of the device that are the most common.
Control Panel - Device Manager - Display Adapter - note the brand and complete model of your
video card - double - tab of the driver - write version information. Now click on UPdate Driver (this
cannot do anything as MS is far behind the certification of drivers) - then do a right click - Uninstall - REBOOT
This will refresh the driver stack.

Repeat this for network - card (NIC), Wifi network, sound, mouse, and keyboard if 3rd party with their
own the software and drivers and all other main drivers that you have.

Now go to the site of the manufacturer of system (Dell, HP, Toshiba as examples) (restoration) and then of the manufacturer of the device
(Realtek, Intel, Nvidia, ATI, for example) and get their latest versions. (Look for the BIOS, Chipset and software)
updates on the site of the manufacturer of the system here.)

Download - SAVE - go to where you put them - right click - RUN AD ADMIN - REBOOT after each installation.

Always check in the Device Manager - tab drivers version you install actually shows up. This
because some restore drivers before the most recent is installed (particularly that audio drivers) so install a
pilot - reboot - check that it is installed and repeat if necessary.

Repeat to the manufacturers - BTW on device at the DO NOT RUN THEIR SCANNER - manually check by model.

Look at the sites of the manufacturer for drivers - and the manufacturer of the device manually.
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/driverssupport/HT/driverdlmfgr.htm

How to install a device driver in Vista Device Manager
http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/193584-Device-Manager-install-driver.html

If you update the drivers manually, then it's a good idea to disable the facilities of driver in the Windows updates,
This leaves ONE of Windows updates, but it will not install the drivers who are generally older and cause
questions. If updates offers a new driver and then hide it (right click on it) and then go look for new ones
manually if you wish.

How to disable automatic driver Installation in Windows Vista - drivers
http://www.AddictiveTips.com/Windows-Tips/how-to-disable-automatic-driver-installation-in-Windows-Vista/
http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730606 (WS.10) .aspx

Hope these helps.

Rob - bicycle - Mark Twain said it is good.

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    ---------------------------------------------------------------

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    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/928228

    Also run CheckDisk, so we cannot exclude as much as possible of the corruption.

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    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/929135
    How to troubleshoot performance issues in Windows Vista
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/950685

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    To see everything that is in charge of startup - wait a few minutes with nothing to do - then right-click
    Taskbar - the Task Manager process - take a look at stored by - Services - this is a quick way
    reference (if you have a small box at the bottom left - show for all users, then check that).

    How to check and change Vista startup programs
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/79612-startup-programs-enable-disable.html

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    --------------------------------------------------------------------

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    Process Explorer - free - find out which files, key of registry and other objects processes have opened.
    What DLLs they have loaded and more. This exceptionally effective utility will show you even who has
    each process.
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

    Autoruns - free - see what programs are configured to start automatically when you start your system
    and you log in. Autoruns also shows you the full list of registry and file locations where applications can
    Configure auto-start settings.
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
    Process Monitor - Free - monitor the system files, registry, process, thread and DLL real-time activity.
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

    There are many excellent free tools from Sysinternals
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/default.aspx

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    There are many excellent free tools to NirSoft
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/index.html

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    Watcher says it all, reporting of any window created by running programs, if the window
    is visible or not.
    http://www.KarenWare.com/PowerTools/ptwinwatch.asp

    Many excellent free tools and an excellent newsletter at Karenware
    http://www.KarenWare.com/

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    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/DriverView.html

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    Control Panel - device - Graphics Manager - note the brand and complete model
    your video card - double - tab of the driver - write version information. Now, click on update
    Driver (this can do nothing as MS is far behind the certification of drivers) - then right-click.
    Uninstall - REBOOT it will refresh the driver stack.

    Repeat this for network - card (NIC), Wifi network, sound, mouse, and keyboard if 3rd party
    with their own software and drivers and all other main drivers that you have.

    Now in the system manufacturer (Dell, HP, Toshiba as examples) site (in a restaurant), peripheral
    Site of the manufacturer (Realtek, Intel, Nvidia, ATI, for example) and get their latest versions. (Look for
    BIOS, Chipset and software updates on the site of the manufacturer of the system here.)

    Download - SAVE - go to where you put them - right click - RUN AD ADMIN - REBOOT after
    each installation.

    Always check in the Device Manager - drivers tab to be sure the version you actually install
    presents itself. This is because some restore drivers before the most recent is installed (sound card drivers
    in particular that) so to install a driver - reboot - check that it is installed and repeat as
    necessary.

    Repeat to the manufacturers - BTW in the DO NOT RUN THEIR SCANNER device - check
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    Look at the sites of the manufacturer for drivers - and the manufacturer of the device manually.
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/driverssupport/HT/driverdlmfgr.htm

    How to install a device driver in Vista Device Manager
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/193584-Device-Manager-install-driver.html

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    get new manually if you wish.

    How to disable automatic driver Installation in Windows Vista - drivers
    http://www.AddictiveTips.com/Windows-Tips/how-to-disable-automatic-driver-installation-in-Windows-Vista/
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730606 (WS.10) .aspx

    ===========================================

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    Problems with the overall speed of the system and performance
    http://support.Microsoft.com/GP/slow_windows_performance/en-us

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    Use the startup clean and other methods to try to determine the cause of and eliminate
    the questions.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    What antivirus/antispyware/security products do you have on the machine? Be one you have NEVER
    on this machine, including those you have uninstalled (they leave leftovers behind which can cause
    strange problems).

    ----------------------------------------------------

    Follow these steps:

    Start - type this in the search box-> find COMMAND at the top and RIGHT CLICK – RUN AS ADMIN

    Enter this at the command prompt - sfc/scannow

    How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
    generates in Windows Vista cbs.log
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/928228

    Also run CheckDisk, so we cannot exclude as much as possible of the corruption.

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    ==========================================

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    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/929135
    How to troubleshoot performance issues in Windows Vista
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/950685

    Optimize the performance of Microsoft Windows Vista
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/959062
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    Taskbar - the Task Manager process - take a look at stored by - Services - this is a quick way
    reference (if you have a small box at the bottom left - show for all users, then check that).

    How to check and change Vista startup programs
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/79612-startup-programs-enable-disable.html

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    --------------------------------------------------------------------

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    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

    Autoruns - free - see what programs are configured to start automatically when you start your system
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    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
    Process Monitor - Free - monitor the system files, registry, process, thread and DLL real-time activity.
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

    There are many excellent free tools from Sysinternals
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/default.aspx

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    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/what_run_in_startup.html

    There are many excellent free tools to NirSoft
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    Window Watcher - free - do you know what is running on your computer? Maybe not. The window
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    Many excellent free tools and an excellent newsletter at Karenware
    http://www.KarenWare.com/

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    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/DriverView.html

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    your video card - double - tab of the driver - write version information. Now, click on update
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    Repeat this for network - card (NIC), Wifi network, sound, mouse, and keyboard if 3rd party
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    Your computer may also be infected and needs to be cleaned in order to work properly. I suggest that you try the steps listed in the related post below with your question:

    http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/InternetExplorer/thread/f26f7291-d646-4870-864e-a31976df0011

    You can also try a clean boot troubleshooting method to see if it helps you solve your problem.

    I hope this helps.
  • can't control panal and much more Says: "windows explore has stopped working", then closes.

    printer stopped working and my speakers (external) but the Explorer Windows in when I go to windows update, printers and control panel ect.

    Hi Kooder,

    1. when exactly to do error "windows Explorer has stopped working"?
    2. don't you make changes before the show?

    See if this article helps you to: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937093

    Try these steps and check the result.
    Step 1: Run SFC (System File Checker) scan to find and repair missing or corrupt system files and check the result. To do this, try the following steps:
    a. visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
    b. run the scan successfully.
    c. restart the computer so that the changes take effect and check the result.

    Step 2: If the problem persists, restore the computer to an earlier time
    a. Click Start, type system restore in the search programs and files.
    b. click on the system restore, click Run as administrator.
    (c) in the System Restore dialog box, click Next.
    d. Select a restore point from the list that is dated before the problem and then click Next.
    e. on her confirm your restore point window, click Finish.
    f. check if the problem persists.

    See What is system restore?

    Visit our Microsoft answers feedback Forum and let us know what you think.

  • Windows Explorer has stopped working and needs to close"error message while opening the control panel in Windows 7

    Original title: "Windows Explorer has stopped working and needs to close" Windows 7

    Help, everytime I try to go to the Control Panel, I get the message "Windows Explorer has stopped working and needs to close"


    I searched some other forum posts and can't find anything that works

    I tried using my guest account
    Ran antivirus/spyware
    Disc chk
    scannnow
    shooting and antivirus (under msconfig) programs
    nothing seems abnormal in the printer and device section
    When I look at the errors, which seems to be the culprit: "KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17651.
    Because of this error, I can't (or don't know how) uninstall programs or doing anything in the control panel.

    I tried to install ms office 2010 when it started past so now I uninstalled all older versions of office and can not install a new because it says I need to uninstall the old version of Groove (not sure that I have never used it).
    I'm not good at this stuff so pls be kind in your explanations of what I should try.

    Thank you!


    Julie
    PS, I have an improved version of Windows 7 and do not know where the drive is.

    Try this:

    1. press CTRL + ALT + DEL
    2. Select the Task Manager
    3. go to: processes > explorer.exe > end process
    4. once go to: Applications > new task > explorer.exe
    See if that helps.
  • Cannot open the control panel and workstation - "Windows Explorer has stopped working"

    Original title - I can't open my computer or control panel.

    I try to open my computer or control panel so I can uninstall something I think that may have caused a problem. When I try to do so, a window opens saying "Windows Explorer has stopped working". I don't know what to do. I think it was some game, I installed recently which caused this.

    Restart your computer in safe mode by pressing F8 just before windows logo appears after intervention by the bios. And see if you can open my computer or control for safe mode. If you then uninstall the program/game where you doubt. also run msconfig and remove startup programs that you do not use frequently and do not trust. Also if you have recently added a toolbar or of any custom theme and then disable it. then reboot in normal mode and see if the problem persists. It will be useful.

    Good luck!

    Vanshaj Daga [If this post was helpful, please click the button "Vote as helpful" (green triangle). If it can help solve your problem, click on the button 'Propose as answer' or 'mark as answer '. [By proposing / marking a post as answer or useful you help others find the answer more quickly.]

  • SE Buffer Overflow prevented notification and "Windows Explorer has stopped working"

    Dell Inspiron 1501 with Windows Vista Home Edition SP2 using base. Receive notification of the 'Buffer Overflow prevented' McAfee antivirus program caused by progran Wndows Explorer.exe. also get notification "Windows Explorer has stopped working", then after a while "Windows Explorer restarted". I don't know why this is happening. Help, please.

    Hello

    See the following article:

    Note: Before installing, be sure to cook the data.

    Error: Windows Explorer has stopped working:

    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/2694911

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

  • Vista - "Windows Explorer has stopped working".

    Original title: mixture mscrumb

    Can someone help me please you wih fixing the message "Windows Explorer has stopped working" under Vista?  I can't enter the normal mode for Windows.

    Hello

    You may try start-up repair (see following message) and you can also troubleshoot help
    Safe mode (repeatedly press F8 as you start).

    What to do if Windows does not start correctly
    http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows-Vista/what-to-do-if-Windows-wont-start-correctly

    More troubleshooting:

    Use the startup clean and other methods to try to determine the cause of and eliminate
    the questions.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    What antivirus/antispyware/security products do you have on the machine? Be one you have NEVER
    on this machine, including those you have uninstalled (they leave leftovers behind which can cause
    strange problems).

    ----------------------------------------------------

    Follow these steps:

    Start - type this in the search box-> find COMMAND at the top and RIGHT CLICK – RUN AS ADMIN

    Enter this at the command prompt - sfc/scannow

    How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
    generates in Windows Vista cbs.log
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/928228

    Also run CheckDisk, so we cannot exclude as much as possible of the corruption.

    How to run the check disk at startup in Vista
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-Chkdsk.html

    ==========================================

    After the foregoing:

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/929135
    How to troubleshoot performance issues in Windows Vista
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/950685

    Optimize the performance of Microsoft Windows Vista
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/959062
    To see everything that is in charge of startup - wait a few minutes with nothing to do - then right-click
    Taskbar - the Task Manager process - take a look at stored by - Services - this is a quick way
    reference (if you have a small box at the bottom left - show for all users, then check that).

    How to check and change Vista startup programs
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/79612-startup-programs-enable-disable.html

    A quick check to see that load method 2 is - using MSCONFIG then put a list of
    those here.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    Tools that should help you:

    Process Explorer - free - find out which files, key of registry and other objects processes have opened.
    What DLLs they have loaded and more. This exceptionally effective utility will show you even who has
    each process.
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

    Autoruns - free - see what programs are configured to start automatically when you start your system
    and you log in. Autoruns also shows you the full list of registry and file locations where applications can
    Configure auto-start settings.
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
    Process Monitor - Free - monitor the system files, registry, process, thread and DLL real-time activity.
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

    There are many excellent free tools from Sysinternals
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/default.aspx

    -Free - WhatsInStartUP this utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically
    When Windows starts. For each request, the following information is displayed: Type of startup (registry/Startup folder), Command - Line String, the product name, Version of the file, the name of the company;
    Location in the registry or the file system and more. It allows you to easily disable or remove unwanted
    a program that runs in your Windows startup.
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/what_run_in_startup.html

    There are many excellent free tools to NirSoft
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/index.html

    Window Watcher - free - do you know what is running on your computer? Maybe not. The window
    Watcher says it all, reporting of any window created by running programs, if the window
    is visible or not.
    http://www.KarenWare.com/PowerTools/ptwinwatch.asp

    Many excellent free tools and an excellent newsletter at Karenware
    http://www.KarenWare.com/

    ===========================================

    Vista and Windows 7 updated drivers love then here's how update the most important.

    This is my generic how updates of appropriate driver:

    This utility, it is easy see which versions are loaded: run DrirveView - set the VIEW to hide
    Microsoft drivers - update those without drain in their names. (Also update BIOS and)

    drivers chipset on the site of the constructor/the system motherboard.)

    -Free - DriverView utility displays the list of all device drivers currently loaded on your system.
    For each driver in the list, additional useful information is displayed: load address of the driver,
    Description, version, product name, company that created the driver and more.
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/DriverView.html

    For drivers, visit manufacturer of emergency system and of the manufacturer of the device that are the most common.
    Control Panel - device - Graphics Manager - note the brand and complete model
    your video card - double - tab of the driver - write version information. Now, click on update
    Driver (this can do nothing as MS is far behind the certification of drivers) - then right-click.
    Uninstall - REBOOT it will refresh the driver stack.

    Repeat this for network - card (NIC), Wifi network, sound, mouse, and keyboard if 3rd party
    with their own software and drivers and all other main drivers that you have.

    Now in the system manufacturer (Dell, HP, Toshiba as examples) site (in a restaurant), peripheral
    Site of the manufacturer (Realtek, Intel, Nvidia, ATI, for example) and get their latest versions. (Look for
    BIOS, Chipset and software updates on the site of the manufacturer of the system here.)

    Download - SAVE - go to where you put them - right click - RUN AD ADMIN - REBOOT after
    each installation.

    Always check in the Device Manager - drivers tab to be sure the version you actually install
    presents itself. This is because some restore drivers before the most recent is installed (sound card drivers
    in particular that) so to install a driver - reboot - check that it is installed and repeat as
    necessary.

    Repeat to the manufacturers - BTW in the DO NOT RUN THEIR SCANNER device - check
    manually by model.

    Look at the sites of the manufacturer for drivers - and the manufacturer of the device manually.
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/driverssupport/HT/driverdlmfgr.htm

    How to install a device driver in Vista Device Manager
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/193584-Device-Manager-install-driver.html

    If you update the drivers manually, then it's a good idea to disable the facilities of driver under Windows
    Updates, that leaves about Windows updates but it will not install the drivers that will be generally
    older and cause problems. If updates offers a new driver and then HIDE it (right click on it), then
    get new manually if you wish.

    How to disable automatic driver Installation in Windows Vista - drivers
    http://www.AddictiveTips.com/Windows-Tips/how-to-disable-automatic-driver-installation-in-Windows-Vista/
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730606 (WS.10) .aspx

    ===========================================

    Refer to these discussions because many more excellent advice however don't forget to check your antivirus
    programs, the main drivers and BIOS update and also solve the problems with the cleanboot method
    first.

    Problems with the overall speed of the system and performance
    http://support.Microsoft.com/GP/slow_windows_performance/en-us

    Performance and Maintenance Tips
    http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7performance/thread/19e5d6c3-BF07-49ac-a2fa-6718c988f125

    Explorer Windows stopped working
    http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7performance/thread/6ab02526-5071-4DCC-895F-d90202bad8b3 I hope this helps.

    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP<- profile="" -="" windows="" expert="" -="" consumer="" :="" bicycle=""><- mark="" twain="" said="" it="">

  • "Windows Explorer has stopped working".

    Whenever I try to look at the photos I have in the files, I get the message: "Windows Explorer has stopped working" it restarts and continues to repeat the same thing whenever I try to look at my pictures in a slide show. Can someone help me with this?

    Hello

    Use the startup clean and other methods to try to determine the cause of and eliminate
    the questions.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    What antivirus/antispyware/security products do you have on the machine? Be one you have NEVER
    on this machine, including those you have uninstalled (they leave leftovers behind which can cause
    strange problems).

    ----------------------------------------------------

    Follow these steps:

    Start - type this in the search box-> find COMMAND at the top and RIGHT CLICK – RUN AS ADMIN

    Enter this at the command prompt - sfc/scannow

    How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
    generates in Windows Vista cbs.log
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/928228

    Also run CheckDisk, so we cannot exclude as much as possible of the corruption.

    How to run the check disk at startup in Vista
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-Chkdsk.html

    ==========================================

    After the foregoing:

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/929135
    How to troubleshoot performance issues in Windows Vista
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/950685

    Optimize the performance of Microsoft Windows Vista
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/959062
    To see everything that is in charge of startup - wait a few minutes with nothing to do - then right-click
    Taskbar - the Task Manager process - take a look at stored by - Services - this is a quick way
    reference (if you have a small box at the bottom left - show for all users, then check that).

    How to check and change Vista startup programs
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/79612-startup-programs-enable-disable.html

    A quick check to see that load method 2 is - using MSCONFIG then put a list of
    those here.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    Tools that should help you:

    Process Explorer - free - find out which files, key of registry and other objects processes have opened.
    What DLLs they have loaded and more. This exceptionally effective utility will show you even who has
    each process.
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

    Autoruns - free - see what programs are configured to start automatically when you start your system
    and you log in. Autoruns also shows you the full list of registry and file locations where applications can
    Configure auto-start settings.
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
    Process Monitor - Free - monitor the system files, registry, process, thread and DLL real-time activity.
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

    There are many excellent free tools from Sysinternals
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/default.aspx

    -Free - WhatsInStartUP this utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically
    When Windows starts. For each request, the following information is displayed: Type of startup (registry/Startup folder), Command - Line String, the product name, Version of the file, the name of the company;
    Location in the registry or the file system and more. It allows you to easily disable or remove unwanted
    a program that runs in your Windows startup.
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/what_run_in_startup.html

    There are many excellent free tools to NirSoft
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/index.html

    Window Watcher - free - do you know what is running on your computer? Maybe not. The window
    Watcher says it all, reporting of any window created by running programs, if the window
    is visible or not.
    http://www.KarenWare.com/PowerTools/ptwinwatch.asp

    Many excellent free tools and an excellent newsletter at Karenware
    http://www.KarenWare.com/

    ===========================================

    Vista and Windows 7 updated drivers love then here's how update the most important.

    This is my generic how updates of appropriate driver:

    This utility, it is easy see which versions are loaded:

    -Free - DriverView utility displays the list of all device drivers currently loaded on your system.
    For each driver in the list, additional useful information is displayed: load address of the driver,
    Description, version, product name, company that created the driver and more.
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/DriverView.html

    For drivers, visit manufacturer of emergency system and of the manufacturer of the device that are the most common.
    Control Panel - device - Graphics Manager - note the brand and complete model
    your video card - double - tab of the driver - write version information. Now, click on update
    Driver (this can do nothing as MS is far behind the certification of drivers) - then right-click.
    Uninstall - REBOOT it will refresh the driver stack.

    Repeat this for network - card (NIC), Wifi network, sound, mouse, and keyboard if 3rd party
    with their own software and drivers and all other main drivers that you have.

    Now in the system manufacturer (Dell, HP, Toshiba as examples) site (in a restaurant), peripheral
    Site of the manufacturer (Realtek, Intel, Nvidia, ATI, for example) and get their latest versions. (Look for
    BIOS, Chipset and software updates on the site of the manufacturer of the system here.)

    Download - SAVE - go to where you put them - right click - RUN AD ADMIN - REBOOT after
    each installation.

    Always check in the Device Manager - drivers tab to be sure the version you actually install
    presents itself. This is because some restore drivers before the most recent is installed (sound card drivers
    in particular that) so to install a driver - reboot - check that it is installed and repeat as
    necessary.

    Repeat to the manufacturers - BTW in the DO NOT RUN THEIR SCANNER device - check
    manually by model.

    Look at the sites of the manufacturer for drivers - and the manufacturer of the device manually.
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/driverssupport/HT/driverdlmfgr.htm

    How to install a device driver in Vista Device Manager
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/193584-Device-Manager-install-driver.html

    If you update the drivers manually, then it's a good idea to disable the facilities of driver under Windows
    Updates, that leaves about Windows updates but it will not install the drivers that will be generally
    older and cause problems. If updates offers a new driver and then HIDE it (right click on it), then
    get new manually if you wish.

    How to disable automatic driver Installation in Windows Vista - drivers
    http://www.AddictiveTips.com/Windows-Tips/how-to-disable-automatic-driver-installation-in-Windows-Vista/
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730606 (WS.10) .aspx

    ===========================================

    Refer to these discussions because many more excellent advice however don't forget to check your antivirus
    programs, the main drivers and BIOS update and also solve the problems with the cleanboot method
    first.

    Problems with the overall speed of the system and performance
    http://support.Microsoft.com/GP/slow_windows_performance/en-us

    Performance and Maintenance Tips
    http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7performance/thread/19e5d6c3-BF07-49ac-a2fa-6718c988f125

    Explorer Windows stopped working
    http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7performance/thread/6ab02526-5071-4DCC-895F-d90202bad8b3

    I hope this helps.

    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP<- profile="" -="" windows="" expert="" -="" consumer="" :="" bicycle="" -="" mark="" twain="" said="" it="">

  • From time to time I get an error message pop up saying "Windows Explorer has stopped working"

    Original title: Windows Explorer

    Occasionally I get a pop-up box saying "Windows Explorer has stopped working" another "Windows Explorer restarts? -for example. Control Panel - change background. What can I do?

    Hello

    What antivirus/antispyware/security products do you have on the machine? Be one you have NEVER
    on this machine, including those you have uninstalled (they leave leftovers behind which can cause
    strange problems).

    ----------------------------------------------------

    Follow these steps:

    Start - type this in the search box-> find COMMAND at the top and RIGHT CLICK – RUN AS ADMIN

    Enter this at the command prompt - sfc/scannow

    How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
    generates in Windows Vista cbs.log
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/928228

    Also run CheckDisk, so we cannot exclude as much as possible of the corruption.

    How to run the check disk at startup in Vista
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-Chkdsk.html

    ==========================================

    After the foregoing:

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/929135
    How to troubleshoot performance issues in Windows Vista
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/950685

    Optimize the performance of Microsoft Windows Vista
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/959062
    To see everything that is in charge of startup - wait a few minutes with nothing to do - then right-click
    Taskbar - the Task Manager process - take a look at stored by - Services - this is a quick way
    reference (if you have a small box at the bottom left - show for all users, then check that).

    How to check and change Vista startup programs
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/79612-startup-programs-enable-disable.html

    A quick check to see that load method 2 is - using MSCONFIG then put a list of
    those here.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    Tools that should help you:

    Process Explorer - free - find out which files, key of registry and other objects processes have opened.
    What DLLs they have loaded and more. This exceptionally effective utility will show you even who has
    each process.
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

    Autoruns - free - see what programs are configured to start automatically when you start your system
    and you log in. Autoruns also shows you the full list of registry and file locations where applications can
    Configure auto-start settings.
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
    Process Monitor - Free - monitor the system files, registry, process, thread and DLL real-time activity.
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

    There are many excellent free tools from Sysinternals
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/default.aspx

    -Free - WhatsInStartUP this utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically
    When Windows starts. For each request, the following information is displayed: Type of startup (registry/Startup folder), Command - Line String, the product name, Version of the file, the name of the company;
    Location in the registry or the file system and more. It allows you to easily disable or remove unwanted
    a program that runs in your Windows startup.
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/what_run_in_startup.html

    There are many excellent free tools to NirSoft
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/index.html

    Window Watcher - free - do you know what is running on your computer? Maybe not. The window
    Watcher says it all, reporting of any window created by running programs, if the window
    is visible or not.
    http://www.KarenWare.com/PowerTools/ptwinwatch.asp

    Many excellent free tools and an excellent newsletter at Karenware
    http://www.KarenWare.com/

    ===========================================

    Vista and Windows 7 updated drivers love then here's how update the most important.

    This is my generic how updates of appropriate driver:

    This utility, it is easy see which versions are loaded:

    -Free - DriverView utility displays the list of all device drivers currently loaded on your system.
    For each driver in the list, additional useful information is displayed: load address of the driver,
    Description, version, product name, company that created the driver and more.
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/DriverView.html

    For drivers, visit manufacturer of emergency system and of the manufacturer of the device that are the most common.
    Control Panel - device - Graphics Manager - note the brand and complete model
    your video card - double - tab of the driver - write version information. Now, click on update
    Driver (this can do nothing as MS is far behind the certification of drivers) - then right-click.
    Uninstall - REBOOT it will refresh the driver stack.

    Repeat this for network - card (NIC), Wifi network, sound, mouse, and keyboard if 3rd party
    with their own software and drivers and all other main drivers that you have.

    Now in the system manufacturer (Dell, HP, Toshiba as examples) site (in a restaurant), peripheral
    Site of the manufacturer (Realtek, Intel, Nvidia, ATI, for example) and get their latest versions. (Look for
    BIOS, Chipset and software updates on the site of the manufacturer of the system here.)

    Download - SAVE - go to where you put them - right click - RUN AD ADMIN - REBOOT after
    each installation.

    Always check in the Device Manager - drivers tab to be sure the version you actually install
    presents itself. This is because some restore drivers before the most recent is installed (sound card drivers
    in particular that) so to install a driver - reboot - check that it is installed and repeat as
    necessary.

    Repeat to the manufacturers - BTW in the DO NOT RUN THEIR SCANNER device - check
    manually by model.

    Look at the sites of the manufacturer for drivers - and the manufacturer of the device manually.
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/driverssupport/HT/driverdlmfgr.htm

    How to install a device driver in Vista Device Manager
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/193584-Device-Manager-install-driver.html

    If you update the drivers manually, then it's a good idea to disable the facilities of driver under Windows
    Updates, that leaves about Windows updates but it will not install the drivers that will be generally
    older and cause problems. If updates offers a new driver and then HIDE it (right click on it), then
    get new manually if you wish.

    How to disable automatic driver Installation in Windows Vista - drivers
    http://www.AddictiveTips.com/Windows-Tips/how-to-disable-automatic-driver-installation-in-Windows-Vista/
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730606 (WS.10) .aspx

    ===========================================

    Refer to these discussions because many more excellent advice however don't forget to check your antivirus
    programs, the main drivers and BIOS update and also solve the problems with the cleanboot method
    first.

    Problems with the overall speed of the system and performance
    http://support.Microsoft.com/GP/slow_windows_performance/en-us

    Performance and Maintenance Tips
    http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7performance/thread/19e5d6c3-BF07-49ac-a2fa-6718c988f125

    Explorer Windows stopped working
    http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7performance/thread/6ab02526-5071-4DCC-895F-d90202bad8b3

    Hope these helps.

  • HOW TO FIX: "windows Explorer has stopped working" / "windows restarts.

    HOW TO FIX: "windows Explorer has stopped working" / "windows restarts.

    Hello

    What antivirus/antispyware/security products do you have on the machine? Be one you have NEVER
    on this machine, including those you have uninstalled (they leave leftovers behind which can cause
    strange problems).

    ----------------------------------------------------

    Follow these steps:

    Start - type this in the search box-> find COMMAND at the top and RIGHT CLICK – RUN AS ADMIN

    Enter this at the command prompt - sfc/scannow

    How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
    generates in Windows Vista cbs.log
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/928228

    Also run CheckDisk, so we cannot exclude as much as possible of the corruption.

    How to run the check disk at startup in Vista
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-Chkdsk.html

    ==========================================

    After the foregoing:

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/929135
    How to troubleshoot performance issues in Windows Vista
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/950685

    Optimize the performance of Microsoft Windows Vista
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/959062
    To see everything that is in charge of startup - wait a few minutes with nothing to do - then right-click
    Taskbar - the Task Manager process - take a look at stored by - Services - this is a quick way
    reference (if you have a small box at the bottom left - show for all users, then check that).

    How to check and change Vista startup programs
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/79612-startup-programs-enable-disable.html

    A quick check to see that load method 2 is - using MSCONFIG then put a list of
    those here.
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    Tools that should help you:

    Process Explorer - free - find out which files, key of registry and other objects processes have opened.
    What DLLs they have loaded and more. This exceptionally effective utility will show you even who has
    each process.
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

    Autoruns - free - see what programs are configured to start automatically when you start your system
    and you log in. Autoruns also shows you the full list of registry and file locations where applications can
    Configure auto-start settings.
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
    Process Monitor - Free - monitor the system files, registry, process, thread and DLL real-time activity.
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

    There are many excellent free tools from Sysinternals
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/default.aspx

    -Free - WhatsInStartUP this utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically
    When Windows starts. For each request, the following information is displayed: Type of startup (registry/Startup folder), Command - Line String, the product name, Version of the file, the name of the company;
    Location in the registry or the file system and more. It allows you to easily disable or remove unwanted
    a program that runs in your Windows startup.
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/what_run_in_startup.html

    There are many excellent free tools to NirSoft
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/index.html

    Window Watcher - free - do you know what is running on your computer? Maybe not. The window
    Watcher says it all, reporting of any window created by running programs, if the window
    is visible or not.
    http://www.KarenWare.com/PowerTools/ptwinwatch.asp

    Many excellent free tools and an excellent newsletter at Karenware
    http://www.KarenWare.com/

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    Vista and Windows 7 updated drivers love then here's how update the most important.

    This is my generic how updates of appropriate driver:

    This utility, it is easy see which versions are loaded:

    -Free - DriverView utility displays the list of all device drivers currently loaded on your system.
    For each driver in the list, additional useful information is displayed: load address of the driver,
    Description, version, product name, company that created the driver and more.
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/DriverView.html

    For drivers, visit manufacturer of emergency system and of the manufacturer of the device that are the most common.
    Control Panel - device - Graphics Manager - note the brand and complete model
    your video card - double - tab of the driver - write version information. Now, click on update
    Driver (this can do nothing as MS is far behind the certification of drivers) - then right-click.
    Uninstall - REBOOT it will refresh the driver stack.

    Repeat this for network - card (NIC), Wifi network, sound, mouse, and keyboard if 3rd party
    with their own software and drivers and all other main drivers that you have.

    Now in the system manufacturer (Dell, HP, Toshiba as examples) site (in a restaurant), peripheral
    Site of the manufacturer (Realtek, Intel, Nvidia, ATI, for example) and get their latest versions. (Look for
    BIOS, Chipset and software updates on the site of the manufacturer of the system here.)

    Download - SAVE - go to where you put them - right click - RUN AD ADMIN - REBOOT after
    each installation.

    Always check in the Device Manager - drivers tab to be sure the version you actually install
    presents itself. This is because some restore drivers before the most recent is installed (sound card drivers
    in particular that) so to install a driver - reboot - check that it is installed and repeat as
    necessary.

    Repeat to the manufacturers - BTW in the DO NOT RUN THEIR SCANNER device - check
    manually by model.

    Look at the sites of the manufacturer for drivers - and the manufacturer of the device manually.
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/driverssupport/HT/driverdlmfgr.htm

    How to install a device driver in Vista Device Manager
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/193584-Device-Manager-install-driver.html

    If you update the drivers manually, then it's a good idea to disable the facilities of driver under Windows
    Updates, that leaves about Windows updates but it will not install the drivers that will be generally
    older and cause problems. If updates offers a new driver and then HIDE it (right click on it), then
    get new manually if you wish.

    How to disable automatic driver Installation in Windows Vista - drivers
    http://www.AddictiveTips.com/Windows-Tips/how-to-disable-automatic-driver-installation-in-Windows-Vista/
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730606 (WS.10) .aspx

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    Refer to these discussions because many more excellent advice however don't forget to check your antivirus
    programs, the main drivers and BIOS update and also solve the problems with the cleanboot method
    first.

    Problems with the overall speed of the system and performance
    http://support.Microsoft.com/GP/slow_windows_performance/en-us

    Performance and Maintenance Tips
    http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7performance/thread/19e5d6c3-BF07-49ac-a2fa-6718c988f125

    Explorer Windows stopped working
    http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7performance/thread/6ab02526-5071-4DCC-895F-d90202bad8b3

    Hope these helps.

    Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Bike - Mark Twain said it right.

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