Explorer.exe and drwtsn32.exe running constantly and crashing shell on Windows XP
Posted on 2009-04-21
Have seen this on 2 different computers now and am completely baffled. When running in normal mode the computer boots fine and then once logged in as a user on the computer, the desktop locks up and then reappears after 30 seconds or so. Look in task manager and see explorer.exe and drwtsn32.exe running. While watching the task manager both will disappear and you will see the desktop refresh again and do the whole cycle again. Have fixed the 1st computer by formatting and reinstalling Windows XP on it. But the second computer has just come to me with the same issue and I am hoping there is a better way as this person doesn't have all their recovery disks. I have run SuperAntiSpyware on these computers with current updates and run Symantec Anti Virus Corporate Edition with all updates and has not fixed the problem. No funny entries in msconfig startup section. Please Help!!!