Stuck in explorer crash loop

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    Stuck in explorer crash loop


    Today, out of nowhere, I started having problems with explorer. When right-clicking on the desktop (or icons on it) explorer would crash and restart itself a few seconds later (icons disappear, taskbar disappears, etc...).

    I looked for a solution online and many people suggested installing ShellExView and disabling everything non-Microsoft and then re-enabling them one by one to find the culprit. Actually, disabling every non-Microsoft entry made things much worse for me, as explorer would go into a crash loop (crash, restart, crash, and so on...). For some reason I though updating Windows would help me fix everything, but after applying updates and restarting I noticed nothing had changed and now I'm stuck in the loop right after login (I basically cannot do anything except launch stuff through the task manager).

    I'm currently in safe mode, and everything works fine here, but I have no idea how to fix the problem. I tried reverting to the previous build, it failed (generic error, don't really remember it). I tried restoring to a previous restore point, it failed. Even resetting failed. I just guess I'll have to reinstall w10 from scratch, I just wanted to know if there was something else to try out before doing that.

    Sorry for the long post! (or maybe it looks long in safe mode because of the low resolution )
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    Try running sfc /scannow and Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Try a clean boot by disabling all non-Microsoft services in services.msc and see if you can boot normally (method described here)

    You could also try uninstalling some drivers (display driver especially) through device manager if any have updated any recently.
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