Windows 7 Explorer crash loop


After installing some windows updates my explorer keeps crashing every 5-7 seconds works fine in safe mode though.  What I have tried so far is the following:

- Used windows automatic startup repair tool.
- Run sfc /scannow from cmd.
- Stop all non-windows services from running during startup using msconfig as well as the windows update service.

Other than reinstalling Windows 7 any other ideas?

Thank you.
ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAsked:
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Ganesh Kumar ASr Infrastructure SpecialistCommented:
Uninstall the recently installed windows updates. I think the culprit would be any one or two updates causing the issue. You need to uninstall all the updates installed recently.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also check for viruses and malware as these cause that kind of symptom.

Can you run DISM ?  This does not always run on Windows 7..

Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator.
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Scanhealth (takes 15 - 20 minutes).
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth (takes 15 - 20 minutes).

Restart the computer and test

Then if DISM runs and does not correct, consider a Windows 7 Repair Install. For this you need the Windows 7 DVD and select Repair when it starts.

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ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:

Thanks for the info I will try both of these and let you know.
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DeepinInfrastructure Engineer Commented:
Use system restore to revert back to a point where the system worked. Quicker then a windows repair
ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:
Tried all of the above, still nothing any other ideas.
DeepinInfrastructure Engineer Commented:
Now it will be quicker to format/reload - or if you have the hdd space install a parallel copy of windows and move your data across
did yourun a chkdsk /f yet from command prompt?

the paragon rescue kit can come in handy - for running boot corrector tools,, copying data, etc:      

or if you have it  - the DART DVD :

otherwise hook the disk to a working pc, and copy the data, or run a disk check - or disk diag

you can also test the disk from the UBCD - it can be bad :
Hardware diagnostic CD    UBCD

go to the download page, scroll down to the mirror section, and  click on a mirror to start the download
Download the UBCD and make the cd   <<==on a WORKING PC, and boot the problem PC from it
Here 2 links, one to the general site, and a direct link to the download

since the downloaded file is an ISO file, eg ubcd527.iso - so you need to use an ISO burning tool
if you don't have that software, install cdburnerXP :

If you want also the Ram tested - run memtest86+ at least 1 full pass,  - you should have NO errors!
For disk Diagnostics run the disk diag for your disk brand (eg seagate diag for seagate drive)  from the HDD section -  long or advanced diag !  (runs at least for30 minutes)                        ultimate boot cd             download page

**  you can make a bootable cd - or bootable usb stick

for completeness -here's how i handle disk problems :
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Tried all of the above, still nothing any other ideas.  <-- At this point, nothing has worked, so back up the computer, format, and install Windows fresh. This is the best approach for long term stability.
before trying the reinstall -i would make sure the disk is ok
ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:
Had to reinstall windows awarding points to those that help
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@hellworld12345 - Thanks for the update.
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