Learn why Windows® Explorer keeps crashing
What are the various problems due to which Windows Explorer crashes frequently? What are the ways to resolve the issue?
Windows Explorer is essentially a graphical interface that makes Windows computers easy to use. The Windows Explorer allows the user to browse the Web. If Windows Explorer keeps crashing then it may be time to optimize and repair your Windows registry. Depending on your Windows version, Windows Explorer will have different features such as the search companion or task pane. Windows Explorer lists the various storage devices found on your computer system such as the hard drive, external hard drive, portable storage devices, and network drives. Windows Explorer is an address bar where the user can enter specific paths. Windows Explorer crashes due to various reasons. Some of these problems have been traced to an overly fragmented drive.
The following points discuss about the common causes due to which Windows Explorer keeps crashing and ways to fix the issue:
- Windows registry problems
- Windows Explorer running slow
- Uninstall and reinstall
Windows registry problems
Registry is the master database of an Operating System. Information about all of the hardware, software, networking, security, user accounts and Operating System behavior are stored in this database. So, every time the user makes a change on the system, such as plugging in a USB device or adding new hardware or software the Windows registry gets updated. Sometimes the registry becomes corrupted, that is it may be outdated, or may have invalid information in the database. On the basis of these issues your Windows Explorer keeps crashing.
Windows Explorer running slow
If Windows Explorer keeps crashing or running slow, the user can reset its settings. To solve this issue, you need to close the Windows Explorer windows and click the ‘start’ button on your desktop. After this type ‘Internet Explorer’ in the search box and click ‘Internet Explorer’ in the results. Then select ‘tools’ and then click ‘Internet options’ and select the ‘advanced’ tab and select ‘reset’. At last click ‘delete personal settings’ and reset the ‘reset Internet explorer settings’.
Reinstalling Windows explorer may solve some of the problems. To uninstall Windows Explorer the user needs to click the start button on the desktop and then click â” ’ Control Panel â” ’ Programs â” ’ Programs and Features. Then select ‘view installed updates’ pane on the left. Pick Windows Explorer and click uninstall. After this process, download Windows Explorer again and install it.
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