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Windows explorer.exe failures

Windows explorer has started triggering errors during routine activities e.g., - Right click on Start; right click on home screen; right click on any folder; switch web site by entering only site name without http://www. What actions can return this to normal operation?
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
Download Context Menu Editor and disable all the third party right click context menus
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Context-Menu-Editor.shtml

check if the problem goes aways or not?
if yes then you can re-enable them on at a time to trace out the culprit
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krawz187Commented:
Is the problem specific to one user profile, or for all users who logon?  Have you already tried a malware/virus scan & removal?  Were there any software installations or upgrades on your PC just before the problems began? (such as upgrading to Internet Explorer 7)
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orangutangCommented:
Also, try SUPERAntiSpyware (http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfile.html?productid=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE). Also, download and open Dial-a-fix (http://djlizard.net/software/Dial-a-fix-v0.60.0.24.zip), check all checkboxes under the "Registration center" section, and click GO".
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seniorhelperAuthor Commented:
sheharyaar saahil --
The program you recommended did not allow me to 'disable' contect items (delete only). Did it anyway with no improvement in the problem.
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orangutangCommented:
ShellExView (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html) should be able to but it can be kind of confusing since it has other types of items besides context menu items.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
are you using any Magic Network software from Pure Networks?
if yes then uninstall it and then check out the results?
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seniorhelperAuthor Commented:
SheharyaarSaahil:
 Bingo! Removing Network Magic made the whole list of symptoms disappear and the PC is still active in the network. That program still resides on my network mangement computer but doesn't cause problems there. Hmmm.

I was ready to reformat the PC and start fresh but your idea saved me days of work so you get the whole credit.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
:)
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orangutangCommented:
Yeah, I'd like to know, specifically, what was causing the problem...
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
Microsoft,  Win XP Home,  5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600,  Error Msg: Application iexplore.exe, Application Version 7.0.6000.16512, Mod Name: nmspce2.dll, Mod Version 4.2.7179.0, Offset 0000aee3,  Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close

the file, nmspce2.dll belongs to Network Magic
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orangutangCommented:
Oh, I didn't even read that! But still, I'd like more specific information on why it would crash such as it can't access a file, there's a file missing, the file's corrupt. It's not really a big deal but I'm curious.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
not the matter of cannot access or file couldn't be found, it can be either due to;

- file got corrupted and is used as a BHO or right click context menu entries for the program
- another program's BHO or right click context menu entries started conflicting with this one

e.g. I was using 4T Tray Minimizer for a long time with IE6, but after upgrading to IE7, its related BHO started crashing iexplore.exe and i ended up disabling the AVG toolbar and context menu entries to make 4T Tray Minimizer work.......so that type of issues happen :)
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orangutangCommented:
AAAHHH! There's too many conflicts! Why can't all the programs just get along? :)
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
most probably due the versions differences and conflictions.....4T Tray Minimizer didn't upgrade their software after the release of IE7....and the program was designed at the time of IE5! :)
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