I see you have succussfully answered this question previously but it is not specific to my system. I have downloaded your file and created the relevant dump file but I don't know how to analyse it. Can I upload it to you for some advice please?
To diag a Windows Explorer crash, you need to generate a crash dump first. You can use the Windows Error Reporting service for this since Vista SP1.
Starting with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Error Reporting (WER) can be configured so that full user-mode dumps are collected and stored locally after a user-mode application crashes. Applications that do their own custom crash reporting, including .NET applications, are not supported by this feature.
procdump -mp explorer.exe -i C:\explorer_dumps\
All of the above just configure Windows to write a dump file whenever explorer.exe crashes. Now wait for explorer to crash again.
windbg.exe (x86)(if you use a 32Bit Windows) or
windbg.exe (x64)(if you use a 64Bit Windows)
- Inside Windbg.exe, click on
Open crash dump(CTRL+D> and open the generated dump file (.dmp).
After you loaded the dmp inside Windbg.exe, click on
Symbol File Pathand configure Windg to use debug symbols:
!analyze -vin the command box at buttom and press
Now Windbg load the debug symbols and analyses the dump. Look here for 3rd party DLLs like in my example here where
psdprotect.dllcauses the crash.