If you’re running Windows, you’ve probably experienced the blues. The blue screen of death (BSOD) is a common problem for users of all ages and backgrounds. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to fix this issue and get your computer running again. Whether it’s a BSOD or something else entirely (like a system error), we’ll show you how to fix it!
Try Right Clicking on the Icons in File Explorer
There are a few different ways to fix if Windows Explorer keeps crashing:
- Try right-clicking on the icons in File Explorer. If that doesn’t work, try disabling Task Manager and see if that helps.
- Uninstall and reinstall Windows Explorer completely (this will delete any traces of previous versions).
If that doesn’t work, maybe you can try a clean install of Windows instead of upgrading your operating system version?
Try Disabled Task Manager
If you’re still crashing, try disabling Task Manager. To do this, go to the Start menu and type taskmgr into the search bar. When it appears in your results list, right-click on its icon and select “End Task” from one of its sub menus (if there are multiple tabs).
If that doesn’t work, restart your computer again and see if Windows Explorer will load up properly this time around.
If that doesn’t work, Uninstall and Reinstall Windows Explorer
If that doesn’t work, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling Windows Explorer. To do so:
- Open the Control Panel by clicking on Start > Control Panel.
- Click on Uninstall a Program. This will open up a list of all installed programs on your computer, including any third-party software that may be interfering with your system. Find Windows Explorer in this list and click it to highlight it (or press Ctrl + A), then click Uninstall when prompted by Windows 8 or 10. Repeat steps 4 through 6 for any other programs listed in Step 2 if desired; make sure to select “Yes” when asked whether you want to remove all traces of those apps from your OS so they won’t come back after reboot!
Maybe Try a Clean Install of Windows
If you’re still having trouble with your Windows Explorer crashing and locking up, it’s worth trying a clean install of Windows. Here’s how to do that:
- First, make sure you have all the necessary files backed up just in case something goes wrong during the process. This will help prevent any data loss or system damage if something goes wrong on your computer.
- Next, download and install an ISO file of Windows 10 (or 7) from Microsoft’s website or from another third party source like The Official Microsoft Download Center . Once downloaded, burn/copy CD/DVDs as instructed by the installation program that comes with each ISO image file (if applicable). You’ll need at least one blank DVD-R disc for this step—no USB flash drives!
- Place those burned CDs into their respective optical drive(s), boot up each computer using them, then follow instructions until finish installing onto hard drive partitions inside each device where they were burned (usually completely separate from one another). If you don’t know how much room remains on either optical drive after making sure everything went well during installation process itself then check out How To Find Out What Size Disk Space Is Left On Your Computer For more information about finding disk space left over after installing software programs onto hard drive partitions such as SSD drives instead being installed onto traditional magnetic platters which tend not hold much data at all
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It can be tough to troubleshoot if you haven’t been using it a lot
If you have been using Windows Explorer for a while, it can be tough to troubleshoot if you haven’t been using it a lot. That’s because there are so many different things that could be causing the problem and fixing them isn’t always straightforward.
In order to get started, first make sure you know what is wrong with your computer. Then take some time and think about how you use Windows Explorer on your computer—what types of files do you use most often? What programs do they open? Do any settings need changing? This will help narrow down where the problem lies so that when we look at our solutions, we have an idea what kind of problems might occur from making changes like these (and thus whether or not they’d be worth trying).
Hopefully, we’ve given you some ideas on how to fix Windows Explorer crashing. If none of these solutions work, it might be time to call in a repair technician! But if you just have one or two crashes per week, hopefully our tips will help you with this problem and prevent it from happening again in the future.