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Whenever I go to the "Programs and Features" module in Win 7 I get the trusty old, "Explorer has stopped working and is restarting" my taskbar goes for a split second and P&F closes. I have gone to Event viewer to look for a reason and 9 out of 10 crashes acording to the faulting module is "msi.dll" Isn't msi the Microsoft installer? Anyway, how can I go about fixing this or troubleshooting it? It is to say the least annoying.
My Computer is an Acer laptop Win 7 HP x64/8gb RAM /Core i5 430Mprocessor.




When I turn on my computer, I am able to surf the internet via internet
explorer for several minutes, and then internet explorer stops working, as
if my internet connection was lost; but the connection is not actually lost,
as I can do all other internet related things (instant messenger, p2p,
etc.). A restart fixes the problem (again, only for several minutes).




This is what is showing in Windows Logs/Application

Code: Log Name: Application Source: Application Error Date: 26 Jan 2013 7:00:49 PM Event ID: 1000 Task Category: (100) Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: bluedragon Description: Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.2.9200.16433, time stamp: 0x50763312 Faulting module name: DUser.dll, version: 6.2.9200.16384, time stamp: 0x5010846e Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x000000000001fbe5 Faulting process id: 0x2f0 Faulting application start time: 0x01cdfc34d9dff813 Faulting application path: C:Windowsexplorer.exe Faulting module path: C:WindowsSYSTEM32DUser.dll Report Id: c08bbc04-682d-11e2-beb0-f46d042848a5 Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID: Event Xml: 1000 2 100 0x80000000000000 9294 Application bluedragon explorer.exe 6.2.9200.16433 50763312 DUser.dll 6.2.9200.16384 5010846e c0000005 000000000001fbe5 2f0 01cdfc34d9dff813 C:Windowsexplorer.exe C:WindowsSYSTEM32DUser.dll c08bbc04-682d-11e2-beb0-f46d042848a5 Log Name: Application Source: Windows Error Reporting Date: 26 Jan 2013 7:00:53 PM Event ID: 1001 Task Category: None Level: Information Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: bluedragon Description: Fault bucket , type 0 Event Name: APPCRASH Response: Not available Cab Id: 0 Problem signature: P1: explorer.exe P2: 6.2.9200.16433 P3: 50763312 P4: DUser.dll P5: 6.2.9200.16384 P6: 5010846e P7: c0000005 P8: 000000000001fbe5 P9: P10: Attached files: C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalTempWER846E.tmp.appcompat.txt C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalTempWER847F.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalTempWER848F.tmp.hdmp C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalTempWER8819.tmp.dmp These files may be available here: C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsWERReportQueueAppCrash_explorer.exe_a29054a3b49a761d30352936e55c3698bdec59d2_cab_1bca8a57 Analysis symbol: Rechecking for solution: 0 Report Id: c08bbc04-682d-11e2-beb0-f46d042848a5 Report Status: 4 Hashed bucket: Event Xml: 1001 4 0 0x80000000000000 9295 Application bluedragon 0 APPCRASH Not available 0 explorer.exe 6.2.9200.16433 50763312 DUser.dll 6.2.9200.16384 5010846e c0000005 000000000001fbe5 C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalTempWER846E.tmp.appcompat.txt C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalTempWER847F.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalTempWER848F.tmp.hdmp C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalTempWER8819.tmp.dmp C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsWERReportQueueAppCrash_explorer.exe_a29054a3b49a761d30352936e55c3698bdec59d2_cab_1bca8a57 0 c08bbc04-682d-11e2-beb0-f46d042848a5 4 Log Name: Application Source: Microsoft-Windows-Winlogon Date: 26 Jan 2013 7:00:53 PM Event ID: 1002 Task Category: None Level: Information Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: bluedragon Description: The shell stopped unexpectedly and explorer.exe was restarted. Event Xml: 1002 0 4 0 0 0x80000000000000 9296 Application bluedragon explorer.exe Log Name: Application Source: Windows Error Reporting Date: 26 Jan 2013 7:00:54 PM Event ID: 1001 Task Category: None Level: Information Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: bluedragon Description: Fault bucket 81990038, type 4 Event Name: APPCRASH Response: Not available Cab Id: 0 Problem signature: P1: explorer.exe P2: 6.2.9200.16433 P3: 50763312 P4: DUser.dll P5: 6.2.9200.16384 P6: 5010846e P7: c0000005 P8: 000000000001fbe5 P9: P10: Attached files: C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalTempWER846E.tmp.appcompat.txt C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalTempWER847F.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalTempWER848F.tmp.hdmp C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalTempWER8819.tmp.dmp These files may be available here: C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsWERReportArchiveAppCrash_explorer.exe_a29054a3b49a761d30352936e55c3698bdec59d2_1bca958e Analysis symbol: Rechecking for solution: 0 Report Id: c08bbc04-682d-11e2-beb0-f46d042848a5 Report Status: 0 Hashed bucket: 821f92a8c517bc1e8da81f5960b95f45 Event Xml: 1001 4 0 0x80000000000000 9297 Application bluedragon 81990038 4 APPCRASH Not available 0 explorer.exe 6.2.9200.16433 50763312 DUser.dll 6.2.9200.16384 5010846e c0000005 000000000001fbe5 C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalTempWER846E.tmp.appcompat.txt C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalTempWER847F.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalTempWER848F.tmp.hdmp C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalTempWER8819.tmp.dmp C:UsersRoydonAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsWERReportArchiveAppCrash_explorer.exe_a29054a3b49a761d30352936e55c3698bdec59d2_1bca958e 0 c08bbc04-682d-11e2-beb0-f46d042848a5 0 821f92a8c517bc1e8da81f5960b95f45




Hi everyone,

I've been using Windows 7 Professional on a precarious condition lately. I can't pinpoint why or what's causing it, but I know Explorer.exe is malfunctioning: I don't get a BSOD (fortunately, perhaps) but the system hangs.

As whenever that happens, Windows 7 itself suggests "checking for a solution" (which it never does, as best as I can see) and "restarting the program", I've come to understand that a mere restart of the Explorer.exe solves most issues, which has become my default approach to temporarily solving issues, thanks to Process Hacker 2 (BLESSED BE ITS CREATORS!).

However, this is not the best solution because I'm not being able to address why Explorer hangs, in the first place. More often than not, it hangs when saving files: whether I'm saving a RTF document, a Video downloaded from video-sharing sites, or even saving a picture from some website, Explorer has a 50-50 chance of going bonkers.

Therefore, I would conclude that it might be some of its Shell Extensions or similar subroutines. I deactivated the Windows Indexing service while trying to solve this, but it still persists; however, I've not reactivated it.

For the majority of daily operations, this is a hassle that I can get by somewhat but it has been consistently interfering with DVD-Burning operations which is part of my work that I've had to postpone -- and I'll be hitting deadlines in the middle of this year which demands me to solve this.

I would appreciate very much if people could pool in ideas on how to fix this: from my research, it seems that many users on the Web have been suffering from the same situation, with Explorer stopping to respond during save operations.




After having windows 7 installed on my computer for several days without incident it seems now that whenever I try to do anything with a file large enough to not be copied instantly (either moving it, copying it, or deleting it) explorer.exe will crash and restart. Attempting to empty the recycling bin produces the same result.

I have uninstalled all possible 3rd party shell extensions with no improvement.

When attempting to re download the upgrade with digital river (where I bought it from) the program tells me I need to connect to the internet, which I am without any doubt

When attempting to check the windows firewall advanced settings (although I have access to the regular settings) to see if the digital river download tool was exempted I see Windows Management Console has stopped working

When attempting to see if I had a hardware incompatibility (although all the components are reasonably new) the windows upgrade adviser would crash instantly.

I have no anti-virus or firewall programs installed.

I am running windows 7 64 bit (I ran the 64 bit RC for months with no incident)




Windows upgrade from Vista. Upgrade worked fine until recently(possibly after an automatic update) Problem is when I try to open a folder I get a message that: Windows has stopped working. Gives me the option to search for a solution and restart or just restart. Details on this are listedEvent name:APPCRASH
Application name: EXPLORER.EXE
Application Version6.1.7600.16450
Fault Module frame:EXPLORERFRAME.dll
This problem seems to be increasing. I have Norton security provided by Comcast. Ran all scans numerious times. Have Registry utilities pro by Avanquest, ran that several times.
Did not help
I am getting frustrated with this problem. Anyone know what to do?




Although I've tried the registry edit in disabled sessions, whenever i try to open a media file in any folder, it says "windows explorer has stopped working" and restarts after the media file starts playing. Also, I can't turn off sounds even though i have "no sounds" applied. Those are my only two problems. I have build 7077.




hey guys, I posted this on daniweb but I'm not sure anyone goes there for anything but the programming boards, so I'd like to run it by this forum. I have windows 7 64 bit, and explorer is acting up, like the title says of course. When i log in, every program freezes and then explorer "stops working" and when it restarts the programs that are running work fine again. i only have 1 start up program, which is not even by my choice, but msn messenger seems to keep putting itself back into my startup. If you need more info about the computer or have any suggestions that'd be great.




When using windows explorer I normally use the dual pane view with all folders shown in the left pane and a specific folder is opened in the left pane. While in something like My Documents where there are lots of sub-folders shown in the left pane I have run into a problem that is caused by my careless behavior. When trying to access a folder's property sheet I sometimes right click on the folder in the left pane rather doing the same on the right pane view of the same folder. I have noticed that doing this in Windows 7 I cause an error condition in which Explorer stops functioning and has to be restarted. I don't remember this behavior in any other version of windows so I wonder if it is a bug that has been overlooked by Microsoft or is there a work around to prevent Explorer from shutting down when I right click a folder in the left pane?

Cec Britton




I have broken many rules in terms of computing and will probably continue to do so. For example on Windows computers you are not supposed to remove Internet Explorer web browser.Because if you do,Windows could stop working,but I have removed Internet Explorer and this has not effected my computer at all.

A few months ago I wrote of how I successfully managed to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 from both my Windows 7 laptops. Now I have removed Windows Media player also from my laptops both Windows 7. Windows Media player like IE cannot be uninstalled in updates or programs menu as it is not listed there. And there is no way to change this,so that it shows in the uninstall a program menu. So,the only way to remove Windows Media player is like removing Internet Explorer browser,and that is to delete the file in programs on,C/drive.

But there is one problem,because the Windows Media player program file is owned by Trusted Installer,it won't let you delete it. Unless you take ownership of the file and change it to your computer user name. Or use a tool called UNLOCKER,which unlocks and removes any kind of file.

I have got nothing against Windows Media player but I already have VLC Media Player,Gom Media player and Miro video player,which I use to download my own videos from the web and put onto my other sites. So I don't need what would be 4 video players on my Netbook. And what is the point in keeping Windows Media player when I am not using it. Windows Media player is a good player and it is very user friendly.And there are some media players that I have tried,KM player and Songbird and Quick Time,which are terrible. But Windows Media player has never given me any trouble,but it is just that I have got VLC player. Which does everything that Windows Media does but has some additional features and plays videos in wide screen and high definition.

So this is how I uninstalled Windows Media player and replaced it with VLC player as my default program. For Windows XP and Windows Vista it is Windows Media player 11 and for Windows 7 it is Windows Media player 12.

First of all you have to edit the Windows Media player file in programs which is on C/Drive so that you can delete it. If you delete the file this is another way to remove the program from you computer.So you can either take ownership of the file and change the ownership from trusted Installer to your name.Or,like I did use a tool called Unlocker which I downloaded from the Internet,to unlock the file and it will then delete the file when you restart your computer. After you have restarted your computer,the Windows Media program file will be in the recycle bin,which you just empty. And that is all there is to it. Now go to turn off Windows features and un tick Windows Media player from the box. This will turn off the program and true, although now Windows Media player is off your computer. Windows update may try to install it back on during the updates,so turning it off prevents this. Then you have to restart your computer again and some times Windows puts the Windows Media file back on your computer after you have turned it off as it updates what you have done. But if this happens,just delete the file again and now that it has been turned off Windows update will not try to install it again.

Now the good thing about Windows Media player is, that it is based on what I have read,not so tied up with Windows as Internet Explorer is. So you can now go one step further like I did and delete the Windows Media player registry keys. But do not do this if you do not know what you are doing in case you delete the wrong key as there are several programs,listed as Windows Media in the registry. But they are not the player some are network files and Windows photo viewer which you don't want to touch.

I deleted both the Internet Explorer and Windows Media player registry keys because I did not want Windows to install updates for both IE or Windows Media player back on my computer. As installing the update some times puts the program file back on and then I have had to delete it again. Which I don't want to do.

But having said that, now that I have removed both the Internet Explorer files and Windows Media player files from my computer,these programs will never work again on my computer. Not even if I download them,I just get blank files. So be warned,this method will permanently remove the program and you will not be able to install it again as Windows will not let you do it.

Now Windows media player is off of my computer and VLC player has taken over as my default player. I have a webcam so VLC plays those videos I make and save with it, and it plays all of the audo files and voice messages from Google Talk, and of course,video files. In short VLC player does all that Windows Media player used to do, when I had it, only better. VLC player is also listed and set in the default programs menu.

I chose VLC player as the replacement for Windows Media because it is most compatible with Windows. But if you do not want VLC player you can choose another media placer to replace Windows Media player instead.

I have 2 laptops both Netbooks and I have uninstalled Windows Media player from both of them. On one laptop I have got VLC player only as my replacement for Windows Media. And on the other one I have Gom Media player only instead of VLC player as Windows Media players replacement.

So if you do not want to replace Windows Media player with VLC player,you can use Gom Media player instead.Gom player like VLC is another media player that plays well with Windows and will list and set as the deault program and do all that Windows Media player did,just like VLC player does.

But if you are going to remove Windows Media player from your computer,you MUST have another player,such as VLC player or Gom player or other installed or you will not be able to play video or audio files.

So it IS possible to completely uninstall Windows Media player and replace it with anther player of your choice. And both my computers now have better media players than what they had before. It can be done. Andrea Borman.




Hi,

I am trying to register a shell context menu dll in Windows7. For that it needed explorer to be restarted. I use inno setup(installer script) and in that script I tried to restart the explorer as an Administrator.

1. Stop Explorer
2. Register the DLL
3. Start Explorer.

When the explorer is restarted the default systray icons and quick launch icons are disappeared.

I have face the same issue if I try the explorer restart in Administrator command prompt.

If I stop the explorer in task manager and then restart via task manager all the icons come back without any issue.

but the context menu option (Right click context menu option created by me) has not been listed.

Has any one face this issue.?? is there any way to fix this.

Thanks in Advance..




I was running XP Pro SP1 (now running SP2, but that didn't cause it)
and I noticed a problem shortly after I installed a logitech quickcam
pro 4000.

Periodically the Start Menu will stop working correctly. In regular
mode, clicking on the Start menu brings up the menu, but the left side
(where recently run programs usually are) is all black. When I hover
over "All Programs" nothing happens. Also nothing happens when I click
it.

When I hover over items on the right that usually open a submenu, they
do not. Clicking on these items opens their container as if I right
clicked on them and selected open. For example if I click on Control
Panel, it opens the control panel instead of the menu.

Clicking on run, search or help and support brings up a "Shortcut"
question popup that says "Windows cannot create a shortcut here. Do you
want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?"

If I switch to classic mode, the start menu does not work at all.

If I end the explorer.exe process and restart it, the start menu will
work again for a while until it breaks again.

Anyone have any idea why this is happening or more specifically how to
fix it?

Here's a screen shot of the problem:
http://www.broadbandreports.com/r0/d.../startmenu.JPG




Internet explorer continually "stops working" and then the sending report message comes up and then the restarting message. After browsing through the similar posts, I checked to make sure addons were not an issue. Rebooted and then checked the problem section as described. That is below. It is similar to the errors that i get in Windows (not internet) explorer when trying to organize my files.

I'm running Vista Home Premium for what's it is worth.

Any suggestions?

Product
Internet Explorer

Problem
Stopped working

Date
6/11/2009 11:37 AM

Status
Report Sent

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: iexplore.exe
Application Version: 7.0.6001.18226
Application Timestamp: 49ac95d6
Fault Module Name: StackHash_fd00
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 078508c4
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160

The problen info for windows is as follows.
Product
Windows Explorer

Problem
Stopped working

Date
6/11/2009 11:27 AM

Status
Report Sent

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.0.6001.18164
Application Timestamp: 4907e242
Fault Module Name: StackHash_04bb
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Fault Module Timestamp: 4791a7a6
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: 000b015d
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 04bb
Additional Information 2: 5c4d037602e1d7509ac76ad87b5e0570
Additional Information 3: 8eed
Additional Information 4: bd9638b5b3ddd16c1c9b17b304f366a4

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 1047900624




A week ago I ran into an aggravating problem and haven't been able to fix it. My 2 year old Acer laptop (Vista - ugh) started to deprive me of the ability to run any file operations in Windows Explorer. I first noticed it when I went to delete an mp3 file - when I selected it and right-clicked, Explorer told me it had to stop and asked if I wanted it to restart. So I said yes and have said so about 15 times since, discovering in the process that it crashes on every file extension I have tried, that it crashes when I simply click on the File menu after selection, and it crashes when I try any operation available under the Edit menu. On the other hand I can open any file with no problem.

I have tried System Restore and it has been unable to complete restoration on 2 different restore points. I've run a complete system scan (Norton Security Suite) with no joy, and I've tried turning Norton off - also no luck.

I have installed no software for months, and apart from virus definitions and Windows updates can imagine nothing that would have any effect on the computer.
Help!




Internet explorer continually "stops working" and then the sending report message comes up and then the restarting message. After browsing through the similar posts, I checked to make sure addons were not an issue. Rebooted and then checked the problem section as described. That is below. It is similar to the errors that i get in Windows (not internet) explorer when trying to organize my files.

I'm running Vista Home Premium for what's it is worth.

Any suggestions?

Product
Internet Explorer

Problem
Stopped working

Date
6/11/2009 11:37 AM

Status
Report Sent

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: iexplore.exe
Application Version: 7.0.6001.18226
Application Timestamp: 49ac95d6
Fault Module Name: StackHash_fd00
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 078508c4
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160

The problen info for windows is as follows.
Product
Windows Explorer

Problem
Stopped working

Date
6/11/2009 11:27 AM

Status
Report Sent

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.0.6001.18164
Application Timestamp: 4907e242
Fault Module Name: StackHash_04bb
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Fault Module Timestamp: 4791a7a6
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: 000b015d
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 04bb
Additional Information 2: 5c4d037602e1d7509ac76ad87b5e0570
Additional Information 3: 8eed
Additional Information 4: bd9638b5b3ddd16c1c9b17b304f366a4

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 1047900624




I am having considerable problems with Internet Explorer. When I click on a URL and it goes to the page, sometimes, everything stops as if it is hung up. When I bring up the Task Manager, it shows that there are two, sometimes three, instances of iexplore.exe open (and presumable running). I do not understand why this happens and why there is more than one instance running, because I have not initiated more than one instance. This situation hangs up my computer and means I have to use the Task Manager to shut iexplore.exe down and restart it. I want to know why this happens and what I can do about it (if anything).

I am also getting the problem that when I go to a website, Internet Explorer tells me that "it has encountered a problem and needs to close" (happened 4 times tonight). I don't understand why this happens, not what the "problem" is. Again,what can I do to fix this problem My wife has the same problem on her computer. All of these situations are fairly recent occurrences.
Any insight, suggestions, or solutions that anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated. (Enough to make me go to Firefox)

Ron M




I have a VBA application which loads and reads Web pages through Internet Explorer. I last used it a couple of months ago with Word 2000 under Windows 2000, and it worke. I am now using a Windows XP machine with Word XP, and it misbehaves.

I load Internet Explorer in a class module. When I load a page I set a variable "explorerWait" to True and then call a function "waitForDocumentComplete" which tests the variable repeatedly until the DocumentComplete event sets it to False.

When I tried ran the code last night, DocumentComplete appeared to get called as soon as IE started loading the page, letting my code try to refer to the page's body before any data was there. I tried to evade the problem by modifying waitForDocumentComplete to test whether the document was REALLY complete when DocumentComplete said it was. This did not work; a reference to the Internet Explorer object's Document property yielded an Automation Error when the document was not complete, and setting On Error Resume Next did not stop it.

Returning to the problem after some sleep, I instrumented "waitForDocumentComplete" and "DocumentComplete" to display a trace of the execution path, and I loaded a web page. waitForDocumentComplete returned immediately, before the page finished loading. My trace showed that "DocumentComplete" was never called at all.

Here is a simplified version of "waitForDocumentComplete":

Private Function waitForDocumentComplete() As Boolean
Debug.Print "On entry to waitForDocumentComplete, _
explorerWait =", explorerWait
Do While explorerWait
Debug.Print " 2. explorerWait =", explorerWait
DoEvents
Debug.Print " 5. explorerWait =", explorerWait
Debug.Print Me.explorerObject.Document.body.all.length, "'" + _
Me.explorerObject.StatusText + "'", Me.explorerObject.Busy
If Me.explorerObject.Document.body.all.length > 0 And _
Me.explorerObject.StatusText = "Done" And _
Not Me.explorerObject.Busy Then
explorerWait = False
End If
Debug.Print " 6. explorerWait =", explorerWait
Loop
waitForDocumentComplete = True
End Function

I see no way this code could possibly display "5. explorerWait = True" and then "6.explorerWait = False" without displaying a line with three property values in between. But that is exactly what happened -- reproducibly. I closed and restarted Word in case the Automation Error had messed up the interpreter's state; it made no difference.

I then commented out the statement "Debug.Print Me.explorerObject..." and the following If... EndIf block. This returned the code to its original state except for some added trace statements. Then it worked.

Although my code appears to be working now, I don't know what broke it or what made it start working again, so I don't know when it will break again, or what I can do when it does.

Has anyone encountered a similar problem? Any ideas what to do?




(Edited by Jon_Rick on 21-Mar-04 01:50. Added URL)I am using WinXP Pro and am connected to my college's network, though I am the only one who uses my computer.

In exploring XP, I right-clicked my hard drive (C and selected Properties. What I saw on the Sharing tab surprised me: the "Share this folder" circle was selected!

(The "share name" is "C$", the "comment" is "default share", the "user limit" is "maximum allowed". Clicking the Permissions button produces the following message: "This has been shared for administrative purposes. The permissions cannot be set.")

Obviously, I do not want to share this folder"--if by folder is meant "hard drive"--so I selected "Do not share this folder," after which the following message appeared:

"This share was created for administrative purposes only. The share will reappear when the Server service is stopped and restarted or the computer is rebooted. Are you sure you wish to stop sharing C$?"

If I click Yes, the option changes to Do not share. After rebooting, however, the option reverts to Share.

Does anyone know what this is all about? What's causing it? How do I stop it? Thank you very much!

Update: Google turned up this Web site, but I'm unable to make sense of the info there.




I finally started filming videos, and have a collection of several dozen 100-300MB .m2ts and .mov files in a folder that totals 2+GB. I wanted to copy some of the videos to another drive. When I selected 12 or 13 of them (1.2-1.4 GB total) by using the Shift-down-arrow method, and stopped and pressed Shift-up-arrow once (to remove the bottom file from the selection), Explorer instantly crashed and had to be restarted.
This happened several times in succession.
I did warm or cold reboots after each crash, but the crashes continued. Selecting many files in other directories did not crash. When I tried the selection process on the only other folder with many large files, it also crashed when more than 1.2GB or so were selected.

SYSTEM:
Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
4 GB Memory
All disks NTFS:
Disk C: 260 GB Available, 395 GB Total
Disk D: 4651 MB Available, 10240 MB Total
Disk L: 153 GB Available, 931 GB Total
Win7 Home Prem. SP1

My questions are: Is this a known limitation on Win7? What can I do to fix it, other than never select more than 1GB or so of files to copy or move?
TIA.




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Classic Start Menu

Classic Start Menu is a clone of the start menu from Windows 2000, XP and Vista that sadly is gone missing in Windows 7. It has a variety of advanced features:

• Drag and drop to let you organize your applications
• Options to show Favorites, expand Control Panel, etc
• Shows recently used documents. The number of documents to display is customizable
• Translated in 35 languages, including Right-to-left support for Arabic and Hebrew
• Does not disable the original start menu in Windows. You can access it by Shift+Click on the start button
• Right-click on an item in the menu to delete, rename, sort, or perform other tasks
• The search box helps you find your programs without getting in the way of your keyboard shortcuts
• Available for 32 and 64-bit operating systems
• Has support for skins, including additional 3rd party skins. Make your own!
• Fully customizable in both looks and functionality
• Support for Microsoft’s Active Accessibility
• Converts the “All Programs” button in the Windows menu into a cascading menu (Vista and Windows 7)
• Implements a customizable start button (Windows 7 and 8)
Classic Explorer

Classic Explorer is a plugin for Windows Explorer that:

• Adds a toolbar to Explorer for some common operations (Go to parent folder, Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Properties, Email). The toolbar is fully customizable
• Replaces the copy UI in Vista and Windows 7 with the more user-friendly “classic” version similar to Windows XP
• Handles Alt+Enter in the folder panel of Windows Explorer and shows the properties of the selected folder
• Has options for customizing the folder panel to look more like the Windows XP version or to not fade the expand buttons
• Can show the free disk space and the total size of the selected files in the status bar
• Can disable the breadcrumbs in the address bar
• Fixes a long list of features that are broken in Windows 7 – missing icon overlay for shared folders, the jumping folders in the navigation pane, missing sorting headers in list view, and more
Classic IE9

Classic IE9 is a plugin for Internet Explorer 9 and 10 that:

• Adds a caption to the title bar so you can see the full title of the page
• Shows the security zone in the status bar
• Shows the loading progress in the status bar
Installation instructions

The toolbar for Windows Explorer will not show up automatically after installation. You have to do a few things before you can use it:

1) Open a new Windows Explorer window (Win key+E)

2) Go to the View menu and select Toolbars -> “Classic Explorer Bar” to show the toolbar.

3) If that option is not available (you only see “Lock the Toolbars”) you may have to enable the plugin from Internet Explorer. Run IE, right click on its toolbar and select “Classic Explorer Bar”. It will ask you if you want to enable this add-on. Select “Enable”, then do steps 1 and 2 again.

4) If that doesn’t work, try going to Tools -> Manage addons in Internet Explorer. Locate the addons “Classic Explorer Bar” and “ExplorerBHO Class” and make sure they are enabled.

5) If even then you don't see the toolbar, maybe the browser extensions are disabled on your system. This is usually the default for servers. Open the "Internet Options", go to the "Advanced" tab, and check the option "Enable third-party browser extensions".

It goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway!) that you have to turn on the status bar from the View menu if you want to see the file sizes.

The caption in Internet Explorer may not show up automatically after installation. You may get a prompt to enable the ClassicIE9BHO plugin. If you get the prompt, select “Enable”. If you don’t get a prompt, go to Tools -> Manage addons and make sure the addon “ClassicIE9BHO” is enabled. After that restart Internet Explorer.
Uninstallation

To uninstall Classic Shell follow these steps:

1) Stop the start menu if it is installed (right-click on the start button and select “Exit”)

2) Open a new Windows Explorer window

3) Make sure the toolbar is hidden (if you uninstall while the toolbar is visible, the menu bar in Explorer will get stuck in the visible state and you won’t be able to hide it)

4) Close all Windows Explorer windows

5) Open Control Panel -> Programs and Features and double-click on Classic Shell. Then follow the instructions. You may have to restart Windows to complete the process.

6) If you installed any additional skins for the start menu you will have to delete them manually

If you missed step 3 and now you can’t hide the menu bar in Explorer, install Classic Shell again, and follow the uninstall steps carefully.

If you upgrade from version 2.8.3 or older

The new settings system will not preserve any of your old settings. Neither the ones done in the Settings dialog, nor the ones in the ini files.

The new system is designed to be forward-compatible, so any future version will be able to preserve your settings during upgrade.


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