Why does Windows Explorer crash when I shut down my computer?

Shaikh Mohmmad Ayaz May 7, 2011

I am using Windows XP SP3. When I shut down my PC it shows that Windows Explorer will end now. If I click on it, it will take time to shut down. The error happens each time.

  1. Tina
    May 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm


    were you able to find out why explorer crashes for you?

    • Ayaz
      May 9, 2011 at 6:20 am


      • Tina
        May 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

        Were you also able to fix the issue and was ha14's comment helpful?

  2. Anonymous
    May 7, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Go to msconfig, try CTRL-ALT-DEL and "End Task" on everything that is running except Explorer and Systray. If this resolves the problem then there is a program running in the background that is causing the problem. A simple process of elimination should determine what program is causing the errors
    Method 1:
    Step 1:
    I would suggest you to check in safe mode, follow the steps
    mentioned below.
    a. Restart
    the computer and keep tapping F8 till you reach the boot menu.
    b. Select
    Safe mode and press Enter.

    If this does not occur in safe mode then, I would suggest you to
    do a clean boot and check.
    Step 2:
    To perform a clean boot follow steps mentioned in the link given
    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot
    in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135try also Solutohttp://www.soluto.com/this will hhelp to increase windows response time

    try SFC/Scannow

    1.Open Command Prompt.
    2.type the following command and then press Enter.
    sfc /scannow
    Note: There's a space between sfc and /scannow.
    you need your cd of windows xp with SP3