Hey there computer-forum people.
Since last Friday the explorer.exe appears as "not responding" right after Windows 7 finished loading.
My desktop is all black, the task-bar as well and it only shows the date and time.
Running it in any way only leads to it crashing again.
Also Windows is taking a lot longer to load now. I'm 5-10 seconds in the welcome screen in oppose to 0.5 seconds previously.
Everything else is still working fine though, I can do everything I always did by simply starting things through the run-command in the task-manager.
Still it shouldn't be like this.
My PC is rather new, couple months old only, but the support from the site I ordered it didn't respond yet.
What I did so far:
First I did the obligatory malware-scans, which didn't really fix the issue.
Then I reset my Windows to a former point, it helped, everything was back to normal, until I started my PC the next day.
(I was able to start and shut it down w/o any problem before.)
Then I reinstalled it from scratch, from the DVD, again everything was fine until the next day.
I got my Windows on my SSD and my regular programs and such on my HDD, so so far I only did stuff to the SSD, as I don't really want to reinstall everything else unless I really have to.
OS: Windows 7 (64bit / Home Premium)
CPU: i7 3770K
GPU: Geforce GTX 680
Sound: Creative Soundblaster X-FI Titanium
SSD: Samsung 830 Series 256GB
HDD: Western Digital WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0 (1TB)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LE Plus
So...is there anything I can do to try and fix this?
Is there perhaps something on my HDD that breaks everything (I only got Steam, Firefox, Skype and some games on it, nothing really exotic.) or could it be a hardware problem causing the explorer to continually die?
Because life's "a bit" easier WITH the desktop, task-bar and start menu working. ^^