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Windows explorer loop

Hello,
Searched all the posts but no luck in a solution.  I have a Latitude D830 running vista ultimate 32bit.  The machine is stuck in an infinite loop "windows explorer has stopped working".  Last thing that was done before this started was watching a video on Fox8 news site which is a pretty credible site.. so I thought!
List of things I tried so far
1. Turned off UAC- no luck
2. Started in safe mode- Still restarts but not quite as frequent
3. ran Malewarebytes-  no threats found
4. ran Norton 360 scan- no threats found
5. Disabled automatic restart on system failure-  no luck

I'm kind of afraid of doing a restore and having the system crash during the process.. could be bad!

All apps seem to run ok once I get them open but its a real pain.
Any Ideas??
Thanks Guys..
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What happens if you right-click on some document (does it hang then)?
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I"ll try it in a minute,  I just restarted in safe mode and its loading files but it seems to be stuck on windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys
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Well, I dont really have enough time.. the explorer is restarting every 5 seconds.  Although outlook (which opens automatically at startup) is working fine and stays focused on the desktop even when the explorer stops and restarts.  It appears that if I get a right click in between restarts, the menu appears fine
I asked you that because i had same problem, but it happened only when i right-clicked on some document... You obviously have different problem.

Is there some error in Event viewer related to that, if it is could you post it here.
You possibly have some virus or spyware, did you try to scan pc for such ?
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I dont have enough time to get to event viewer
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yes I did malware and norton 360 full scan
Safe mode ?
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Still looping, with and without networking.  Ive got just enough time to get to the command prompt
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safe mode reboots are about 10 seconds apart.. Non safe mode is about 4 seconds apart?? Rediculous
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Any command prompt suggestions?
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aside from chkdsk... which turned out fine
Try this:

when you get to cmd

type eventvwr.msc, if it opens (event viewer) that look for errors..

if it don't open than try to kill explorer first

type in cmd  taskkill /f /im explorer.exe or taskmgr (and kill it from there)
then eventvwr.msc
You could also try to search for "suspicious" running  processes..

in cmd type: tasklist (it is like taskmanager but in text)
the look for PID (first colon) of proccess that you would like to terminate
and then: takkill /f /pid PID_FROM_TASKLIST
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Ok got it,

In the last hour

Errors   163
warnings    6
information     173
audit success      133
audit failure     4
maybe to try sfc /scannow
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Ok, its scanning
Where ever i look on  internet for "Explorer.exe crashing every few seconds" in 99% is some type of malware....

You can also try this to disable all services from startup (except Microsoft's)

in cmd type msconfig , go to the startup tab and click disable all. Go to the services tab and check the "hide all microsoft services" box. If you see any services listed which look a bit suspect, disable them and restart. This won't have a lasting effect on the system and can be re-enabled at any time.
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Selective startup not working.  I have disabled everything.  Now trying simplysup from amitkulshretha
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Thanks for the help
No problem. Glad you manged to solve it..
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Fixed Myself