Explorer crashes when I click on any file

When I left or right click on a Windows Explorer crashes. It happens on any type of file. The event log shows this information for every occurrence:

Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.3.9600.16441, time stamp: 0x5265dec8
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.3.9600.16408, time stamp: 0x523d557d
Exception code: 0xc00000fd
Fault offset: 0x0000000000002ead
Faulting process id: 0xdb8
Faulting application start time: 0x01cf18420754e973
Faulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 4c96ea25-8435-11e3-bed0-606c6635c4bf
Faulting package full name: 

and this one for only a few occurrences:

Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.3.9600.16441, time stamp: 0x5265dec8
Faulting module name: SHCORE.dll, version: 6.3.9600.16384, time stamp: 0x5215dd29
Exception code: 0xc00000fd
Fault offset: 0x00000000000016f7
Faulting process id: 0x87c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cf18405ecc0bbd
Faulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SHCORE.dll
Report Id: a6084a68-8433-11e3-bed0-606c6635c4bf
Faulting package full name: 

I can open files from within other programs; e.g., execute a video file using the file browser in Notebook.  But all files including .txt files crash Explorer if I just left or right click on them using Windows Explorer.

It began happening about 3 hours ago according to the logs, but I don't recall doing anything special, such as installing programs or changing settings.  I've disabled all non-Microsoft Context Menu handlers.  I'm running up-to-date Kaspersky Internet Security 2013.

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Hi,

 

Do you have components of Autodesk Inventor 2013 installed?

 

Thank you for providing with more information including event logs. Let's analyze and identify the cause of the issue.

 

 

Method 1:

Step 1: I would suggest you to boot the device to safe mode and check.

Windows Startup Settings (including safe mode)

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/windows-startup-settings-including-safe-mode

Step 2: Clean boot

Place the computer in clean boot and check for the issue.

How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Note: Once you are done with clean boot, please follow the section ‘How to reset the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean boot’ under ‘more information’ in the article to put your computer back to normal startup.


Method 2:

You may run SFC scan to check if there is any system corrupted files.

Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833/en-us


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Well, fortunately (in the short run), after shutting down overnight the problem disappeared. Unfortunately (in the long run), that doesn't tell me why it happened in the first place, which would be nice to know in case it happens again.  Any suggestions for further tracking what happened?

I do not have Autodesk installed.

Thanks for your help.  I'll keep the links bookmarked for future reference.

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The problem came back.

I booted into safe mode and the problem remains: when I single-click (right- or left-click) on a file (any file type) in explorer, explorer crashes.    But if I open Notepad (or another program) and use the file open explorer, the problem does not exist: I can single (and double-click/execute) on files.  It only happens when I'm in explorer on its own (including when I run it as administrator).

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Hi,

This issue normally occurs when there is any problem with the dll (Dynamic Link Library) files. It is better to perform SFC scan (System File Checker) which is mentioned as Method 2 in my previous post.

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I ran sfc /scannow and come up with 2 files that couldn't be repaired.

c:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log:2014-01-25 15:16:58, Info                  CSI    00000803 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB" of prncacla.inf, Version = 6.3.9600.16384, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type = [l:24{12}]"driverUpdate", TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch

c:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log:2014-01-25 15:16:59, Info                  CSI    00000805 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB" of prncacla.inf, Version = 6.3.9600.16384, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type = [l:24{12}]"driverUpdate", TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch

Ran DISM, which repaired them.  Re-ran Sfc and it now returns no errors.

But still cannot click on files, so the problem remains.

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Hi,

 

Thank you for replying with the status.

 

What exactly are you referring when you say 'cannot click on files'?

 

It looks like SFC scan has repaired few files. However, I would suggest you to follow the suggestion provided by 'Andre.Ziegler (MCC)' in the Technet discussion forum.

 

Explorer crashes when right-click

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/78278a81-31e6-4de1-bba4-af86d70609dd/explorer-crashes-when-rightclick?forum=w8itprogeneral

 

 

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When I hover the mouse pointer over a file and press the left button: that's what I mean.  Just simply left clicking on a file to highlight it crashes explorer. The same happens if I use the keyboard: as soon as I press an arrow key to highlight a file, explorer crashes.

I've already done everything in the Ziegler post before I posted here.  It deals with right-clicking in particular.  My problem is much broader than that: I can't click on anything, left- or right-click.

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Hi langegg,


Since you have tried everything I would highly recommend to capture a user-mode dump of the explorer.exe crash to get more information on the crash and see if a third party module is causing the crash.

You can configure Windows to create user-mode dumps. Create a System Restore Point first.

If you copy and paste the following in Notepad and save as a .reg file, then right-click the .reg file and select "Merge" to add to the registry, a .dmp file at the time explorer.exe crashes should be created in the C:\CrashDumps folder:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\LocalDumps\explorer.exe]
"DumpFolder"=hex(2):43,00,3a,00,5c,00,43,00,72,00,61,00,73,00,68,00,44,00,75,\
00,6d,00,70,00,73,00,00,00


After Explorer (explorer.exe) crashes, can you then make the .dmp file available (provide link) via Windows Live SkyDrive or similar site?

The following link has information on using Windows Live SkyDrive:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65

 

 More info on collecting user-mode dumps:
»msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library···85).aspx

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I went through the steps but no folder or .dmp file was created.

However, maybe I've described this wrong.  To be clear: it's the file explorer that disappears, not that the system crashes.  I may have given you the wrong description to begin with.  The system doesn't crash: file explorer just goes away.

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Here's the file explorer crash report from C:\Users\brownjim\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_explorer.exe_5e59c8d51a7c8ae61cf33873f83747da699d_55cc7699_14e4b27f\Report.wer

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Version=1
EventType=APPCRASH
EventTime=130353675777192488
ReportType=2
Consent=1
UploadTime=130353675777432654
ReportIdentifier=7981315f-87ed-11e3-bed7-606c6635c4c3
IntegratorReportIdentifier=7981315e-87ed-11e3-bed7-606c6635c4c3
NsAppName=explorer.exe
Response.BucketId=6805bb07a6b836c89912e7babbae6e28
Response.BucketTable=4
Response.LegacyBucketId=142766728
Response.type=4
Sig[0].Name=Application Name
Sig[0].Value=explorer.exe
Sig[1].Name=Application Version
Sig[1].Value=6.3.9600.16441
Sig[2].Name=Application Timestamp
Sig[2].Value=5265dec8
Sig[3].Name=Fault Module Name
Sig[3].Value=SHCORE.dll
Sig[4].Name=Fault Module Version
Sig[4].Value=6.3.9600.16384
Sig[5].Name=Fault Module Timestamp
Sig[5].Value=5215dd29
Sig[6].Name=Exception Code
Sig[6].Value=c00000fd
Sig[7].Name=Exception Offset
Sig[7].Value=00000000000016f7
DynamicSig[1].Name=OS Version
DynamicSig[1].Value=6.3.9600.2.0.0.768.101
DynamicSig[2].Name=Locale ID
DynamicSig[2].Value=1033
DynamicSig[22].Name=Additional Information 1
DynamicSig[22].Value=7c6e
DynamicSig[23].Name=Additional Information 2
DynamicSig[23].Value=7c6e8ea9700712eaa5f98f9b3fe5a312
DynamicSig[24].Name=Additional Information 3
DynamicSig[24].Value=613c
DynamicSig[25].Name=Additional Information 4
DynamicSig[25].Value=613c20adcc17325003018eac42437e0d
UI[2]=C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
LoadedModule[0]=C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
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State[0].Key=Transport.DoneStage1
State[0].Value=1
FriendlyEventName=Stopped working
ConsentKey=APPCRASH
AppName=Windows Explorer
AppPath=C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
NsPartner=windows
NsGroup=windows8
ApplicationIdentity=AC1F6E89B3E570A234A97B63B225A91D

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