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Hello!
For a few weeks I am encountering a very frequent problem. When I navigate through my computer, I get error messages that the system encountered a problem and needs to close. Mostly it happens when I make faster clicks inside the windows. I get an error message like this:

ppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2900.5512 ModName: ntdll.dll
ModVer: 5.1.2600.5755 Offset: 0001b21a

D:\DOCUME~1\AdinaC\LOCALS~1\Temp\2072_appcompat.txt

It sometimes happens with Yahoo messenger as well:

AppName: yahoomessenger.exe AppVer: 10.0.0.1241 ModName: msvcr80.dll
ModVer: 8.0.50727.4053 Offset: 00008aa0

D:\DOCUME~1\AdinaC\LOCALS~1\Temp\4e80_appcompat.txt


Here is what one of the crash reports contained:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<DATABASE>
<EXE NAME="SYSTEM INFO" FILTER="GRABMI_FILTER_SYSTEM">
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="advapi32.dll" SIZE="617472" CHECKSUM="0xA0887D0D" BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755" PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Advanced Windows 32 Base API" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Microsoft® Windows® Operating System" FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="advapi32.dll" INTERNAL_NAME="advapi32.dll" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0xA5BB8" LINKER_VERSION="0x50001" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755" LINK_DATE="02/09/2009 12:10:48" UPTO_LINK_DATE="02/09/2009 12:10:48" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="gdi32.dll" SIZE="286720" CHECKSUM="0x98314A3F" BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5698" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5698" PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5698" FILE_DESCRIPTION="GDI Client DLL" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Microsoft® Windows® Operating System" FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5698 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.081022-1932)" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="gdi32" INTERNAL_NAME="gdi32" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x4CE95" LINKER_VERSION="0x50001" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5698" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5698" LINK_DATE="10/23/2008 12:36:14" UPTO_LINK_DATE="10/23/2008 12:36:14" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="kernel32.dll" SIZE="989696" CHECKSUM="0x2D998938" BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5781" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5781" PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5781" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Windows NT BASE API Client DLL" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Microsoft® Windows® Operating System" FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5781 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.090321-1317)" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="kernel32" INTERNAL_NAME="kernel32" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0xFE572" LINKER_VERSION="0x50001" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5781" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5781" LINK_DATE="03/21/2009 14:06:58" UPTO_LINK_DATE="03/21/2009 14:06:58" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="ntdll.dll" SIZE="714752" CHECKSUM="0xC695BA95" BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755" PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755" FILE_DESCRIPTION="NT Layer DLL" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Microsoft® Windows® Operating System" FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="ntdll.dll" INTERNAL_NAME="ntdll.dll" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0xBC674" LINKER_VERSION="0x50001" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755" LINK_DATE="02/09/2009 12:10:48" UPTO_LINK_DATE="02/09/2009 12:10:48" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="ole32.dll" SIZE="1287168" CHECKSUM="0xB764FEEA" BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512" PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Microsoft OLE for Windows" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Microsoft® Windows® Operating System" FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108)" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="OLE32.DLL" INTERNAL_NAME="OLE32.DLL" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x14744B" LINKER_VERSION="0x50001" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512" LINK_DATE="04/14/2008 00:10:57" UPTO_LINK_DATE="04/14/2008 00:10:57" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="oleaut32.dll" SIZE="551936" CHECKSUM="0xE8E0E87" BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512" PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512" INTERNAL_NAME="OLEAUT32.DLL" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1993-2001." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x8D4E3" LINKER_VERSION="0x50001" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512" LINK_DATE="04/14/2008 00:10:58" UPTO_LINK_DATE="04/14/2008 00:10:58" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="shell32.dll" SIZE="8461312" CHECKSUM="0x229B7DE8" BIN_FILE_VERSION="6.0.2900.5622" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="6.0.2900.5622" PRODUCT_VERSION="6.00.2900.5622" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Windows Shell Common Dll" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Microsoft® Windows® Operating System" FILE_VERSION="6.00.2900.5622 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.080617-1319)" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="SHELL32.DLL" INTERNAL_NAME="SHELL32" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x812125" LINKER_VERSION="0x50001" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="6.0.2900.5622" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="6.0.2900.5622" LINK_DATE="06/17/2008 19:02:17" UPTO_LINK_DATE="06/17/2008 19:02:17" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="user32.dll" SIZE="578560" CHECKSUM="0x6280E825" BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512" PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Windows XP USER API Client DLL" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Microsoft® Windows® Operating System" FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105)" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="user32" INTERNAL_NAME="user32" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x8FC76" LINKER_VERSION="0x50001" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5512" LINK_DATE="04/14/2008 00:11:07" UPTO_LINK_DATE="04/14/2008 00:11:07" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="wininet.dll" SIZE="916480" CHECKSUM="0xCE9C66C7" BIN_FILE_VERSION="8.0.6001.18904" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="8.0.6001.18904" PRODUCT_VERSION="8.00.6001.18904" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Internet Extensions for Win32" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Windows® Internet Explorer" FILE_VERSION="8.00.6001.18904 (longhorn_ie8_gdr.100222-1700)" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="wininet.dll" INTERNAL_NAME="wininet.dll" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0xE9EC0" LINKER_VERSION="0x60000" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="8.0.6001.18904" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="8.0.6001.18904" LINK_DATE="02/25/2010 06:24:37" UPTO_LINK_DATE="02/25/2010 06:24:37" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="winsock.dll" SIZE="2864" CHECKSUM="0x73AE8088" BIN_FILE_VERSION="3.10.0.103" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="3.10.0.103" PRODUCT_VERSION="3.10" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Windows Socket 16-Bit DLL" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Microsoft® Windows™ Operating System" FILE_VERSION="3.10" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="WINSOCK.DLL" INTERNAL_NAME="WINSOCK" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1981-1996" VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x10001" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN16" S16BIT_DESCRIPTION="BSD Socket API for Windows" S16BIT_MODULE_NAME="WINSOCK" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="3.10.0.103" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="3.10.0.103" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
</EXE>
<EXE NAME="ntdll.dll" FILTER="GRABMI_FILTER_THISFILEONLY">
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="ntdll.dll" SIZE="714752" CHECKSUM="0xC695BA95" BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755" PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755" FILE_DESCRIPTION="NT Layer DLL" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Microsoft® Windows® Operating System" FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="ntdll.dll" INTERNAL_NAME="ntdll.dll" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0xBC674" LINKER_VERSION="0x50001" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.5755" LINK_DATE="02/09/2009 12:10:48" UPTO_LINK_DATE="02/09/2009 12:10:48" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
</EXE>
</DATABASE>


The problem is getting very frequent. I'd be really grateful if someone could help me see what's causing these crashes. Thanks in advance!

Edited by Kristina, 28 April 2010 - 05:11 AM.

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Blue screens?
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No, there weren't any blue screens. I just get the box with "windows has encountered a serious error" and after I click send report all my explorer windows get closed.
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Please post the the last few entries from your Event Viewer under System and Application.

To do this, goto Run and type eventvwr
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Hi! I attached the text files for the System and Application events, since there are a lot of entries per day.

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Try disabling all non microsoft services using msconfig and see if explorer.exe still hangs.

Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2900.5512, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.5755, fault address 0x0001b21a

This is what the concern is.

EDIT: Just found this, must have passed it.

Disk Error None 7 N/A NAMCO-008BC6E8A The device, \Device\Harddisk0\D, has a bad block.

Please run the chkdsk utility. Hopefully it is just corrupted files and not a failing drive.

Edited by diabillic, 28 April 2010 - 09:40 AM.

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These were the non-microsoft services found. 7 of them were running.

Avira AntiVir Scheduler - running
Avira AntiVir Guard - running
Windows CardSpace
Java Quick Starter - running
McAfee SiteAdvisor Service - running
Nero BackltUp Scheduler 3 - running
NMIndexingService
Office Source Engine
ServiceLayer
TuneUp Drive Defrag Service
TuneUp Utilities Service - running
Windows Media Player Networking Sharing service
Yahoo updater - running


Which of them should I disable? I don't believe the antivirus should be disabled...

I'll also run the chkdsk utility in a moment.

Edited by Kristina, 28 April 2010 - 09:49 AM.

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Keep the Avira running.
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I ran the check disk utility for Windows and also disabled NeroBackItUp and Java Quick Starter. For now I didn't experience any other crashes. I think the disk checking did the trick and fixed corrupted files.

Thanks a lot for your help! I had gone through a drive failure some months ago which prevented me from starting Windows so I had to reinstall Windows on the newer drive. I was getting a bit worried now, but I hope this newer drive stays in good shape. The only problem is that I have all my work on this new drive, but I've backed up the important stuff already on an external hard.

Edited by Kristina, 29 April 2010 - 07:07 AM.

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Good, hopefully those bad blocks were just corrupted files that chkdsk took care of. As long as you keep your important stuff backed up, your good to go!

Also, I would recommend something such as Acronis to take a system image. This way, if your drive fails you can simple reimage your machine and its right back the way it was, programs and all.
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Thank you for the advice! Is there by any chance a freeware program that provides a similar back-up facility?
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Try this,

Paragon Backup & Recovery
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Thanks a lot, this seems to be a great recovery solution. :)
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It is, and its free! :)
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