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    Windows Explorer (File Manager) freezes

    I often get the file explorer locking up my system (Win 10 64 bit). I can't access task manager due to the system lock up. Sometimes repeated attempts to close the file manager causes a complete redrawing of the desktop preceded by a quick transient blue screen, Sometimes I have to force a reboot by shuuting down the system manually (pressing the stop button.) Anyone else experiencing this problem.

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    Try having task manager running all the time to see if you can identify a problem process.

    Are you trying to access a network resource when this happens?
    Are you trying to access an external drive when this happens?
    Have you examined the Event logs to see if anything sticks out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    Try having task manager running all the time to see if you can identify a problem process.

    Are you trying to access a network resource when this happens?
    Are you trying to access an external drive when this happens?
    Have you examined the Event logs to see if anything sticks out?
    I am only accessing the drives on my computer. How do I find event logs?

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    Tried the event viewer, got the following diagnostic after the latest explorer failure:

    Initialization status for service objects.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\sppwinob.dll, msft:spp/windowsfunctionality/agent/7.0, 0x00000000, 0x00000000

    I should mention that this problem started after the latest major "upgrade" to win 10. I wish that MS had left the upgrade system to the users discretion.

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