Windows 10: Explorer.exe crash loop, combase / OneDrive

Discus and support Explorer.exe crash loop, combase / OneDrive in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hi, I know this isn't a BSOD, but I definitely need y'all's dump analysis skills on this problem. I'm posting this on behalf of my twin while I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Texnical, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Texnical Win User

    Explorer.exe crash loop, combase / OneDrive


    I know this isn't a BSOD, but I definitely need y'all's dump analysis skills on this problem. I'm posting this on behalf of my twin while I troubleshoot and try to fix this issue for him. I've come to a standstill now and can't proceed - I'm not sure what the source of the problem is. The problem was described to me as the computer 'flickering', but I've determined through logs that, since April 3, explorer.exe has been stuck crashing and restarting a couple of times a second. taskkill /im explorer.exe does successfully prevent explorer from turning back on, which allows me to troubleshoot on the computer without focus being continually lost while typing etc.

    I've browsed the event logs and analyzed a full dump of the crash. The closest thing I can guess is that it's related to OneDrive and its FileSyncShell64 library. He's getting an invalid pointer read error when explorer loads the library. Attached is a copy of the event logs, the crash dump, and the msinfo32 NFO file. I ran the DM log collector on his computer, but no files were created, so I generated the NFO manually in case it helps.

    Potential relevant information:
    • sfc /scannow crashes (at 37% if that means anything to you) on any run.
    • Explorer.exe does not crash on other users (e.g. his separate Administrator account)
    • As long as explorer has been killed, he can use the computer mostly as normal (no file browsers, start bar, or related hotkeys, but everything else is clear as expected)

    Please let me know if there's anything else I can provide to help. I'm honestly clueless on where to go from here.

    Event log files:
    Selected Events.evtx - Google Drive

    Explorer.exe crash dump: - Google Drive

    MSInfo32 NFO:
    MSINFO32.NFO - Google Drive

    Texnical, Apr 8, 2017
  2. bwg9403 Win User

    Multiple Windows 10 Taskbar Problems; Start Menu/Cortana Search/Action Center/Edge/Calendar Not Working

    It made no difference for my Win 10 problems. Explorer.exe still goes into crash/restart loops making my machine unusable much too often.
    bwg9403, Apr 8, 2017
  3. Explorer.exe keeps crashing on a Windows Server 2016

    It gets stuck in a loop, where explorer.exe crashes over and over causing the screen to flash over and over. The only fix I have so far is to restart the machine.
    Thomas Azar, Apr 8, 2017
  4. lifetec Win User

    Explorer.exe crash loop, combase / OneDrive

    It could be that his registry is corrupted.
    What you could do is trying to repair the registry with p.ex. CCcleaner.
    Advice: Always first make a backup of the registry when asked by the tool.
    lifetec, Apr 8, 2017
  5. Texnical Win User
    Ah yeah. My twin had set that up earlier and checked it out, so I hadn't thought to try it. Just in case, I ran it today and made sure the registry is good. The problem still persists.
    Texnical, Apr 9, 2017
  6. axe0 New Member
    The dump isn't very useful for me, I don't have the right symbols for debugging.

    Run this command in an admin command prompt and upload the eventlog.txt that it creates, more event logs would be helpful to identify what happens.
    Code: wevtutil qe System /f:text > "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\eventlog.txt"[/quote] See if this command runs succesfully
    Code: dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth[/quote] Do you have an ISO of the Win10 version in case DISM also fails?
  7. Texnical Win User
    Ugh, my apologies, I fell sick the night of posting in the thread and have been swamped between health, school, and work ever since then. I've got the information, but the short answer is that dism failed, and I'm getting an image of Win10 over to him. I'll post the event logs as soon as I'm able.
    Texnical, Apr 20, 2017
  8. axe0 New Member

    Explorer.exe crash loop, combase / OneDrive

    Alright, hope you get better soon
  9. Texnical Win User
    Here we go. Contained is a log of the commandline for the DISM command, the event log, and the log file produced by DISM. Creating an image of Win10 on his machine has been failing, so I'm sending him a thumb drive with Win10 that I've created instead.
    Texnical, Apr 30, 2017
  10. axe0 New Member
  11. axe0 New Member
    How is the thumb drive going?
  12. Texnical Win User
    Snail mail *Smile I'll update further when that has arrived and we've worked with it!
    Texnical, May 8, 2017
  13. axe0 New Member

    Explorer.exe crash loop, combase / OneDrive

    Alright, hope it works *Smile

Explorer.exe crash loop, combase / OneDrive

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