Runtime error P6025 pure virtual function call on Program C:\Windows\Explorer.exe Windows 7

On Windows 7 when I try to use the Explorer icon on system tray I get the following error:  "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime Error!  Program:  C:\Windows\Explorer.exe R6025 - pure virtual function call"  I don't get it everytime when I use it but at least twice a week it is happening.  I do not have another explorer already open either. 
 

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Last updated October 19, 2018 Views 118,260 Applies to:
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This type of error could be caused if runtime components of Visual C++ libraries are missing or because of third-party software.
 

Follow the methods listed below:
 
Method 1:
If the issue is caused due to missing Visual C++ libraries, you may download and install the Runtime components of Visual C++ libraries from the link below:
 
This error may occur when the Microsoft .NET Framework installation on the computer is damaged or is missing.

Try the below step to reinstall and repair the Microsoft .NET Framework installation on the computer and later check if you can install the software.

a) Click the Start button, click  Control Panel, click Programs, and then click "Turn Windows features on or off." If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

b) Locate Microsoft .NET framework 3.5.1, uncheck the box, click OK and restart the computer.

c) After the restart again open "Turn Windows features on or off" and place  a check mark next to Microsoft .NET framework 3.5.1 and restart the computer.

 

Step 2

If the above step fails then I would suggest that you manually download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 and 2008 Redistributable Package and check if you can install the software.

In Programs and Features, do you show that you have installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable? If not, download from the links here.
 
Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package for (X86)
 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=32BC1BEE-A3F9-4C13-9C99-220B62A191EE&displaylang=en
 
Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Packager for (x64)
 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=eb4ebe2d-33c0-4a47-9dd4-b9a6d7bd44da&displaylang=en
 

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9B2DA534-3E03-4391-8A4D-074B9F2BC1BF&displaylang=en

Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package for (x64)
 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=BA9257CA-337F-4B40-8C14-157CFDFFEE4E&displaylang=en

 
Let us know if this helps or if you still need assistance.

Sincerely,

Marilyn

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