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Windows Vista Woes – tip of the day


Another quickie Windows Vista tip. The other day I suddenly started getting ‘Windows Explorer has stopped Working’ errors on boot up, which were a mystery and annoying. After digging a bit discovered it was Adobe Shockwave causing the problem. Uninstalled Shockwave, problem went away. I seriously cannot remember having this much trouble with Windows 95 even.

 From what I have seen so far we believe shockwave player software is causing windows defender to be removed which in turn is causing problems with the GUI (graphical user interface).

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • So, when will there be instituted a "Windows Explorer has Started Working" message for those times where it seemingly hangs but actually is doing something?

  • Windows sufferers unite!! Get a Mac and be able to run every OS there is.

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