The error signature is not going to help you here. If you keep thinking like this then we have to move to a wipe and fresh install.
-> Let me share the most common reason I see this error and that is a corrupt jpeg or avi file. Now before you claim it's not corrupt the real issue is that WINDOWS or a driver, codec or decoder thinks it is. What you believe does not matter.
The second most common item I'm running into is an AUTORUN file in some directory.
For the second item I'm finding AUTORUN EATER to help.
The first needs more investigation by you to see what files are being viewed by Explorer even if it's at the desktop.
-> IN CLOSING you told so little of the machine and it's care that it could be as simple as clogged heatsinks.
Hello, for no apparent reason, I keep getting this error message when I boot. The entire message says, "windows explorer has encountered an error and needs to close."
I have not done anything recent with the computer that could've caused this. It's my laptop and haven't used it in several weeks. It was working fine yesterday afternoon, and later that night, I got the error box.
When I close the box, i lose my desktop, and can't run a bunch of programs, including the "run" option.
Oddly, I am able to run my browsers and get on the web.
if I open the data report on the dialogue box this is what I see:
I did some research on the forums and found several fixit options but they don't seem to apply to me because they are for different error signatures.
I did do a system restore, and it worked at first, but then on the next reboot, i got the error message again. Did another system restore, same thing.
I am using XP home edition on a Toshiba and believe I have all the service packs, but not sure about SP3. I cannot provide a model number cuz it is faded out, but perhaps a part no. will helP? PSM50U-01z00W.