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  1. #1
    Term_X
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    Default the msg " explorer exe is not responding" flashes before a restart

    hi folks me again .... shux if it aint one thing its somethin else..

    just before evry restart or shutdown, the message "explorer is not responding" quickly flashes on the screen i mean its only for like 1 second but why does it do that and how can i stop it from appearing? the thing is the pc runs okay all the time i check the task manager and theres no programs ruinning that i dont know about and far as i know there arent any unsual processes running that look out of place..i think.. sooooo

    what can i do to stop that message from appearing? i cant use system restore because i changed the drive letters just recently..

    cheers ;-)


  2. #2
    robo
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    Default Re: the msg " explorer exe is not responding" flashes before a restart

    Do a test. Start it up, don't run anything, and shut it down. Do you get the same message?

    I would probably check things in startup and consider removing a few things.
    robo.

  3. #3
    Term_X
    Guest

    Default Re: the msg " explorer exe is not responding" flashes before a restart

    hi robo yeps did that.. started it up then didnt any programsthen shut it down.. and still the same thing

    system mechanic shows these are the only things enabled at startup

    NvCplDaemon
    UpdReg
    FastUser

    and heres the results of the taskmanager and what processes are running (no programs running) exactly as they appear. oh and by the way..as u may guess im Steve... ;-)

    Fast.exe steve 00 2276k
    Fast.exe system 00 1828k
    nvsvc32.exe steve 00 1904k
    explorer.exe steve 00 16428k
    alg.exe local service 00 3772k
    spoolssv.exe system 00 3624k
    svchost.exe local service 00 3284k
    svchost.exe network service 00 1552k
    taskmger.exe steve 01 3368k
    svchost.exe system 00 16724
    svchost.exe system 00 2764k
    lsass.exe system 00 1128k
    services.exe system 00 2868k
    winlogon.exe system 00 988k
    csrss.exe system 00 2836k
    smss.exe system 00 344k
    system system 00 220k
    system idle process system 99 20k

    so does the above look normal?.. i dont know ayes..but are there too many of those svchost things?..

    thanks n advance for any further help!



  4. #4
    Susan B
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    Default Re: the msg " explorer exe is not responding" flashes before a restart

    This is Win XP isn't it?

    Maybe changing the drive letters has upset things.... ?

  5. #5
    Jen C
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    Default Re: the msg " explorer exe is not responding" flashes before a restart

    >..but are there too many of those svchost things?..

    That is quite normal.

    Quote from here
    At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services portion of the registry to construct a list of services that it needs to load. Multiple instances of Svchost.exe can run at the same time. Each Svchost.exe session can contain a grouping of services, so that separate services can run, depending on how and where Svchost.exe is started. This allows for better control and easier debugging.

  6. #6
    Jen C
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    Default Re: the msg " explorer exe is not responding" flashes before a restart

    >Fast.exe steve 00 2276k
    >Fast.exe system 00 1828k

    Do you need fast switching running? Try disabling it in XP Powertools and see whether this makes a difference.

  7. #7
    robo
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    Default Re: the msg " explorer exe is not responding" flashes before a restart

    Now's the time when you run a check with Norton SystemWorks and it cheerfully informs you that there is nothing wrong with your PC.......

  8. #8
    Term_X
    Guest

    Default Re: the msg " explorer exe is not responding" flashes before a restart

    oh crud..guess i gotta get that norton system works.. shux... any1 got a copy spare ?.. ;-)

    so robo u reckon if i run that then that should tell me exactly whats goin on ayes...

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