Windows 10: File Explorer keeps crashing/restarting/flickering

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  1. ilyakol's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional x64
       01 Jun 2017 #21

    dalchina said: View Post
    Good approach- got a software problem? Get new hardware...
    Kill two birds with one stone lol. But now I'm missing my SSD ...can't win lol.
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  2.    18 Apr 2018 #22

    Hello again. The problem re-appeared... I start to think that, windows, for some unknown reason, removes or misses admin priveleges from each FOLDER. I cannot be sure, but trying to kill explorer.exe process, and restarting it as admin, it does not solve the issue BUT, the first file I open, doesn't cause the explorer crash. AFTER I click on a different folder, the same issue appears. The explorer opens in a second instance, and it crashes even if I copy something. It has been 11 months I didn't have this problem, and now again, I have.
    It is so frustrating. The most frustrating is that MS seems to know it but doing absolutely nothing about it.

    I am curious, if some piece of hw in combination with sw, causes the problem. I have pending bios update (since forever), and I am willing to try it out, as soon as "sping update" comes out.
    My girlfriend's PC is almost the same (not the same though), and runs windows 10 from 2016 without any problems...

    I just can't understand what the hell is this all about..
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  3. ilyakol's Avatar
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       18 Apr 2018 #23

    tommybertsen said: View Post
    Hello again. The problem re-appeared... I start to think that, windows, for some unknown reason, removes or misses admin priveleges from each FOLDER. I cannot be sure, but trying to kill explorer.exe process, and restarting it as admin, it does not solve the issue BUT, the first file I open, doesn't cause the explorer crash. AFTER I click on a different folder, the same issue appears. The explorer opens in a second instance, and it crashes even if I copy something. It has been 11 months I didn't have this problem, and now again, I have.
    It is so frustrating. The most frustrating is that MS seems to know it but doing absolutely nothing about it.

    I am curious, if some piece of hw in combination with sw, causes the problem. I have pending bios update (since forever), and I am willing to try it out, as soon as "sping update" comes out.
    My girlfriend's PC is almost the same (not the same though), and runs windows 10 from 2016 without any problems...

    I just can't understand what the hell is this all about..
    Just for S&G's and posterity I guess...I haven't had the issue since getting my new work hardware and I've never had the issue on my personal PC which is running W10.
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       18 Apr 2018 #24

    Since File Explorer [and the previous Windows Explorer] is pretty much the core of Windows and the Desktop/screen is Dynamic [always being refreshed], there are times when things running in the background can make changes which in turn redraws the screen. Such things are hard to narrow down and can cause crashes.
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  5.    19 Apr 2018 #25

    ilyakol said: View Post
    Just for S&G's and posterity I guess...I haven't had the issue since getting my new work hardware and I've never had the issue on my personal PC which is running W10.
    That worries me the most... I begin to believe that maybe there's a defect, but then again...which is it??? Everything turn out to be normal (memory testing, cpu stressing, I recently changed my PSU etc etc)...

    I wait for spring update to see if this goes away, and if it is not, I will make a new , fresh install from a new ISO, made by a different PC, my mind went THAT far
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