Windows 2000 Pro
explorer.exe - Application Error
The instruction at "0x7ce82a8c" referenced memory at "0x0363b9d0". The memory could not be "read".
Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on Cancel to debug the program
I click cancel, because if I click OK I usually have to restart Windows altogether. Cancel it does the following.
The second cancel mentioned below is something to do with a log file. There is no other button except cancel on that one.
Haven't noted if it is the same reference numbers each time, but after this comes up I click on two different "cancel" buttons and then wait about 10 seconds during which Windows is locked up then goes to a Blank Blue screen then comes back up with my desktop as though it had restarted Windows. I say this because one of the tasktray icons by the clock comes back up as well that I usually close when I first boot up the computer which I close again. Anyway, this happens usually when I close an open folder window or sometimes when I close a browser window. It just happens basically at random really. It was happening before any of my new hardware changes, but I didn't note when it first started happening as far as software changes. Some google searches kept saying registry fixing programs would resolve it, but they have not.
Explorer.exe basically is Windows isn't it?
Anyway, are there any fixes for this that don't involve reinstalling Windows? If I do need to reinstall Windows is there such a thing as a Cabs file restore like you could do with Windows 98SE that doesn't kill any of your programs, but basically restores just your Windows files and settings without wiping the hard drive?
Also, could this be caused by software conflicts running in the background. I have noticed that sometimes, but not every time it will bring up my Anti-Virus & Firewall programs when it reloads explorer.exe.
Sorry for such a long post, but I use to do tech support myself and I remember that the more details I could get usually helped me diagnose the issue.
Thanks in advance for any advice!