Reasons for Windows® Explorer to keep restarting and ways to resolve this problem
What is Windows Explorer? What causes it to keep restarting?
Windows Explorer is an important component of a Windows system. It has been included in Windows since Windows 95. Windows Explorer is a window in the system which includes all the files of the system. Windows Explorer is useful for file management. It can be used for creating a new folder or deleting a file from the system. Windows Explorer is a graphical user interface tool which can be used for searching and accessing your system files. It provides detailed information about different system files, folders and drives. Thus, you can easily see how your files are been organized and can copy, move and rename files easily. It is also useful in performing tasks pertaining to files, folders, and drives. It is also possible to face some issues with Windows Explorer.
Here are some tips to fix Windows Explorer restarting problems:
- Reason for Windows Explorer restarting
- Scan the system
- Unload shmedia.dll file
Reason for Windows Explorer restarting
There maybe a number of reasons behind Windows Explorer restarting repeatedly. It may come as a result of viruses on the system. A virus may have entered the system via infected websites or applications. They may have corrupted important system files and registry files and resulted in problems. Windows Explorer repeatedly restarting may also occur as a result of automatic image preview built-in on a Windows system.
Scan the system
You need to remove all viruses from the system to fix this problem. To do this, you need install good antivirus software on the system. Then, you need to update the software with the latest features. You need to then disable the startup programs of the system. Next step is to open the antivirus program and start scanning the system. You need to restart the system and run the scanning process again to remove all traces of infections. Then, you will get the problem fixed.
You need to try unloading shmedia.dll files if Windows Explorer keeps restarting due to the automatic image preview feature. This is needed as the image preview feature is loaded in the system files and loads at startup time. You need to open the Start menu and in the Run box, type in 'regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll'. You will then unload the file.
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