My explorer.exe keeps on crashing. Then my active desktop disappears. Next have to click a button to restore it. It does not matter if I have active desktop items on the desktop. It still crashes. Any suggestions?
ok, could it be anything running in the background causing a problem, run msconfig from start/run, and disable your startup folder, reboot and see if it happens then, if not, add items back on the msconfig/startup until it crash's, then you should find whats causing the problem.
I have always had that problem though it has subsided somewhat since I removed Apache webserver from my PC
happens mainly when browsing folders sometimes it will happen randomly no matter what is going on. the taskbar will die along with icons and stuff and pop back up, but half the system tray icons are gone.
Same here (sp1 and mentioned programs not installed).
I did read in an errorlog made after an explorer crash that it could have something to do with the uxtheme.dll. I have it patched to be able to change visual styles.
Is that what we all have in common ?
I've never had explorer crash because of the uxtheme.dll. In fact, I don't ever recall explorer.exe crashing, unless I did it purposely. If you're sick of losing icons from the systray check out some programs: