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what is this....
I dont have Visual Studio installed?!?!
If you did have Visual Studio installed, you could learn the values of registers and the offset from the nearest symbolic address within Explorer where it bombed - which would tell you - exactly nothing of value. Then you could poke around in memory, and probably learn... exactly nothing of value.
So, your Windows Explorer bombed...
Explorer is expected to crash - there is even a monitor that runs in the background to detect crashes and restart it.
Your Windows Explorer bombed.
I can access IE just fine though....
That's irrelevant. Windows Explorer isn't IE. Windows Explorer is the thingie that runs your desktop.
Windows automatically restarts it if it bombs, as an earlier poster pointed-out.
Explorer (EXPLORER.EXE) and Internet Explorer (IEXPLORE.EXE) share a great deal of code (in the form of DLLs) but are individual and distinct programs. Internet Explorer is typically installed in the Program Files files directory.
Internet Explorer is an application - you open and close it. Explorer is a core part of the operating system. There is a method to close Explorer, but when you do so, the taskbar and desktop icons vanish and Windows becomes unusable unless you are able to restart it again (I think the task manager can be used for this but I haven't needed to do this for a long time.)
joined:Jan 27, 2003
I think the task manager can be used for this but I haven't needed to do this for a long time
Task Manager >> File >> New task >> explorer
Can come in very handy ;)