Windows 10: W10 always malfunctioning after each few hours of continuous use

  1.    02 Jan 2017 #1

    W10 always malfunctioning after each few hours of continuous use


    Greetings.

    I upgraded to W10 a few months ago and one of the most annoying issues I have is the OS always starts malfunctioning after being used for a few hours. The explorer context menu labels disappear, the explorer shortcuts stop working, the explorer doesn't refresh when folder contents are updated and most software stops working, each application giving different and seemingly wrong exceptions.

    I've searched this issue and I only find cases where people sometimes have it and the solution is "restart the computer". This has been the solution I've been applying all the time as well but it's rather annoying having to restart the computer after each few hours. Is this really the only solution?

    This is happening both on my workspace laptop and my home desktop computer. For the former I don't have the specs but the ones for the latter can be found on my signature. The OS is up to date on both computers.
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  2.    02 Jan 2017 #2

    Hello MetalTxus and welcome.

    Since the computers seem to work fine for the first few hours I'm wondering if it isn't an overheating issue.

    How to Tell If Your Computer is Overheating and What to Do About It
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       02 Jan 2017 #3

    You should suspect some software installed concurrently on both PCs, esp. some Explorer addons (they usually can be viewed while you rightclick at some file). Also see what happens if you restart/kill currently malfunctioning process explorer.exe in task manager.
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  4.    02 Jan 2017 #4

    marsmimar said: View Post
    Hello MetalTxus and welcome.

    Since the computers seem to work fine for the first few hours I'm wondering if it isn't an overheating issue.

    How to Tell If Your Computer is Overheating and What to Do About It
    Other people at work have the exact same hardware as I do and perform tasks that require the same and even more machine power and I've never heard of them having this issue. I should add most of them run either Linux or Win7/8.1.

    Regardless I'll keep check the temperatures again when the issue arises next time as right now they seem to fall under the expected values.

    valihrach said: View Post
    You should suspect some software installed concurrently on both PCs, esp. some Explorer addons (they usually can be viewed while you rightclick at some file).
    Only Clover is installed but the issues affect as ell the desktop so I don't think it's the issue.
    valihrach said: View Post
    Also see what happens if you restart/kill currently malfunctioning process explorer.exe in task manager.
    Killing all explorer processes and starting it anew never fixed the issue.RestarRestar
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