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Windows Explorer

by Riverman777 / December 13, 2006 4:21 AM PST

Hello. I am Currently using Windows XP. The last few days my computer keeps giving me the "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to shut down" message. This doesn't really happen when I am using most programs. It happens mostly when the computer is idle. I have installed and uninstalled a couple of programs recently. What software can I use to find the problem.
I apologize in advance if my question is too vague.
Thank you in advance,
Riverman777

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