1.    02 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 x64

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    02 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    South Central Texas
    Posts : 151
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    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
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    02 Jan 2017 #3

    Account closed as requested
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 72
    Windows 10 Home x64 v1511, many others virtualized

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    02 Jan 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by marsmimar 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.

    Quote Originally Posted by valihrach 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.
    Quote Originally Posted by valihrach 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
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Continuous VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE BSOD loop
Hello everyone! I am having an issue when freshly installing Windows 10 on a new PC. I booted from an USB disk and installed the OS and everything went alright in the beginning. The trouble came when I got to windows. I prompted the auto-update...
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Random but continuous BSOD, could really use the help...
I have a new PC that I built, I've built many but this one has me stumped. I have reformatted several times trying different solutions, stripped all unnecessary hardware, tested both sticks of memory and the SSD. The voltage on the PSU 12v rail...
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Solved Windows 10 Market Apps (incl. built in) malfunctioning
Hey guys! I've been a W10 user for the past half year or so, and I must say that I've had pretty good experiences with it. I used it on my cheap desktop, and on my old Asus T100 as a laptop tablet hybrid. But, I got rid of both, and I got myself a...
Software and Apps
Quite Hours: What are the default hours and How can I set custom hours
I have an app named "Timer+" which after it is set and finishes makes a loud beeping noise until it is turned off. I can have up to three timers running at the same time. I have discovered if my QUIET HOURS are turned on, then no sound will be...
General Support
Solved Continuous BSODs, TDR_Video_Failure
Hi, Hoping for some help. I've been getting pretty continuous BSODs with the error TDR_Video_Failure (nvlddmkm.sys). Sometimes it'll take awhile and other times I'll get them back to back. I've run Furmark for 30 mins on my resolution with no...
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums