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Explorer.exe shutsdown randomly

Explorer shuts down randomly during various activities - such as renaming a file too quickly, or when viewing a webpage -
Can't see much in Procmon - don't really know what to look for.

Event viewer shows an event id of 1000.
Description: faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2900.5512, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x068918ef.
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jbuzzard
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orangutangCommented:
Try disabling all non Microsoft items in ShellExView (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html) and see what happens.
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gsnshankarCommented:
Try  download and use Process Explorer (PE), this is a Microsoft System Internal utility  
 
 It is a plug-in Task Manager that gives much more information about what is actually running on your system, much more than Windows Task Manager.
 
 You can even set (check-box) it as a substitute for the Windows Task Manager so it opens when you [Ctrl][Alt][Del].  Note Windows Task Manager is still there.
 
 The best feature of PE is search. You get that mysterious error dialog stating "SNAFU.DLL has caused a problem and we have to close program..." but Task Manager does not list DLLs. Use PE's search function to find SNAFU.DLL and it will show you what task/program called it. Now you know what the problem-child really is and have a better chance of fixing it.
 There are screenshots on the MS page, take a look.
 
 PE is a utility, IMHO, everyone should in addition to TweakUI PowerToy.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx


If possible use HijackThis and post the HJT log:

http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/hijackthis/download
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igor-1965Commented:
Check this http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_23683989.html

There is a list of actions (at the beginning) to start with.
 
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