Windows 7 64 bit- Damaged 'ExplorerFrame.dll' file
Hey there everybody-
So, yesterday, booted up my laptop to find that when I tried to log in, Windows Explorer would crash. I would get past the login screen, and before it could load the desktop, I got the error message "windows explorer has stopped working"
I wrote down the specs of the error message..
Problem Event Name: InPageCoFire
Error Status Code: c0000185
Faulting Media Type: 00000003
Damaged File Name: ExplorerFrame.dll
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
So, I restarted in safe mode. I got the same error.
Started in Safe Mode with CMD prompt, and ran SFC/ SCANNOW. It seemed to stall at 13% for nearly 45 minutes. I stopped this, and tried to Repair the System -and- also tried 3 system restores (up to two months back) from the F8 menu. They all failed, and I wasn't
able to log in normally and have Windows Explorer function.
This file is located at C:/windows/system32/ExplorerFrame.dll
I could back up my hard drive and just do a full wipe, reinstalling windows, but I don't want to have to reinstall all of my programs.
Anyone have any suggestions? :-/
Intel Centrino Processor
Windows 7 64 bit (Upgraded from Vista in early January)