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explorer.exe keeps restarting every second

by mohdwindows10 / April 13, 2017 11:23 AM PDT

Hi
today i got this error
i tried to install an app that changes the theme of my windows,
when it finished explorer.exe keeps restarting please help
its urgent
currently i force stopped explorer.exe pls help!!!

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Clarification Request
Can you get into Safe Mode ?
by itsdigger / April 13, 2017 11:27 AM PDT

Do a System Restore to a time when the comp worked ...............

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yes, but
by mohdwindows10 / April 13, 2017 11:29 AM PDT

i need my files

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Return it to just before you installed that stuff
by itsdigger / April 13, 2017 11:31 AM PDT
In reply to: yes, but
Wink
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(NT) will i lose anything?
by mohdwindows10 / April 13, 2017 11:32 AM PDT
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Re: lose
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 13, 2017 12:03 PM PDT
In reply to: will i lose anything?

All you can lose: the problem that stops Explorer behaving as it does now. It's not sure it helps, but it won't harm. If you don't know how to start System Restore, better google that first.

However, it's not really clear what happens. After all, the first thing you see of Explorer is the desktop. If you see the desktop and it's stable, Explorer is not restarting. And that makes me wonder under what conditions it restarts every second and what happens then. After an hour you would have 3600 Explorers open, and that seems enough to totally stop Windows.

Moreover, since theme settings are user dependent, does this happen only in one Windows account, or does it happen in all Windows accounts you login to?

Post was last edited on April 13, 2017 12:11 PM PDT

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No
by itsdigger / April 13, 2017 12:07 PM PDT
In reply to: will i lose anything?

Not if there's a restore point to just before you installed the junk that is giving you problems.....

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