I am at my wits end with my pc. While using the computer the explorer.exe process stops. No rhyme or reason for the stop, and they are very random. Machine has been scanned with Norton, Trend Micro, Kapersky, Spybot, and I use Spyware Blaster.
Soemtimes the stop is accompied with a MS Visual C++ box, or somtimes in the Event Log I get:
Application popup: explorer.exe - Application Error : The instruction at "0x76eb1d8f" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "written".
and sometimes nothing shows up at all. The taskbar dissappears and if you wait it eventually comes back.
I was having these problems, but I figured out that it had to do with the .net framework was corrupted. I manually removed and installed .net and these problems have gone away.
I am using the Process Explorer from sysinternals and nothing is unusal, and I have checked for rootkits.
I have all of the latest service packs and patches installed.
Any suggestions? Even though that I am at my wits end I really do not want to format and reload the system.