Windows 10: Taskbar freezes, windows explorer crashes.

  1.    28 Dec 2017 #1

    Taskbar freezes, windows explorer crashes.

    I need help fixing this! I cant reformat my PC though.

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    Windows 10 Pro
       28 Dec 2017 #2

    Run a system file checker pal.
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  3.    28 Dec 2017 #3

    already have
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    Windows 10 Pro
       28 Dec 2017 #4

    Is your windows fully up to date? If so best to run a Malware scan?
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  5.    28 Dec 2017 #5

    Already done. I tried the most basic stuff first,
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    Windows 10 Pro
       28 Dec 2017 #6

    From my experience its either Malware related or corrupted operating system. So if you have explored all the options then the only real thing would be a full system reset. When did it start to happen? Could possibly run a system restore to beforehand if not too long ago? :)
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       28 Dec 2017 #7

    @Bright Eyes

    run Reliability history and check what is causing this. You can also look for it in Event viewer, but in reliability history (just click start and type reliability, then click on result) is easier to spot errors.

    Post results here (picture and event)

    Edit: and fill some of your system data please. Check your video drivers etc
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