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Explorer Crashes on loading Properties Window

Q: Explorer Crashes on loading Properties Window

Quite a bizarre one - every time I try to view the properties of any file or folder, I'm met with:

"Explorer.exe - Application Error

The instruction at "0x02e1415b" referenced at "0x000000000". The momory could not be "written".

Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program"

Has anyone even encountered this before? Searching the forums produced nothing.

Thank you very much for your time and effort - it's well appreciated.

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A: Explorer Crashes on loading Properties Window


Originally Posted by JohnnyUK

Quite a bizarre one - every time I try to view the properties of any file or folder, I'm met with:

"Explorer.exe - Application Error

The instruction at "0x02e1415b" referenced at "0x000000000". The momory could not be "written".

Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program"

Has anyone even encountered this before? Searching the forums produced nothing.

Thank you very much for your time and effort - it's well appreciated.

Hi JohnnyUK have you seen this give it a shot. Also take a look at this
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they have bad sectors and failed SMART.Click to expand...

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O/S error

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/Close This worked for me

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disciple said:

After starting up, whenever I click on Games it takes a while to show all the icons; once it has done it once then it will show the icons immediately every time.Click to expand...

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Can this be the cause of my problem?Click to expand...

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try this,
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Be sure you are booting to the CD, almost any CD with an operating system on it, or a format program.

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Appears you are on Vista ( Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001] )

and running from an Admin Login (ie Owner and other than maintenance, you should be using a Limited Account, eg: UAC but solve that latter)

Disconnect from the router
Goto Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections.
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click ok

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In which computer is it installed, and what is your operating system?
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The only question that springs to mind is, "is there a partition on the drive"?
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A:New PC crashes when playing games

What are the idle temps on your system?

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A:Computer crashes during gaming

First thing I would do is set the RAM voltage and timings to what the factory spec is... should be a sticker on the side with this information. I usually don't rely on the "Auto" setting; it's better to put in the information manually.

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Hello Talanar:

Please provide us with the complete specs of your system (including casing + cooling solutions) & PSU model/make/power rating etc.
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I have done a clean install of windows and it hasnt made a difference.

anyone got any ideas as to what may be the problem?


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Or the PSU or RAM?

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Remove the motherboard from the case and make sure it was not shorting to the case standoffs
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gamobigz says....
has a looping sound that sounds like a microwave.
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Have you tried to figure out which component may be making such noise, or is it coming out of speakers?

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Nice system, reset the bios to the default settings and see if the system stablizes...
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