Windows 10: Windows Explorer crashes and screen flickers after reboot

Discus and support Windows Explorer crashes and screen flickers after reboot in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; In our VDI we have the following problem with our Windows 10 Image: Sometimes after a reboot and after the Login the screens starts flickering between... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by RaRo, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. RaRo Win User

    Windows Explorer crashes and screen flickers after reboot


    In our VDI we have the following problem with our Windows 10 Image:

    Sometimes after a reboot and after the Login the screens starts flickering between black and blue.
    In the Event log there are the following error Messages every second:

    The shell stopped unexpectedly and explorer.exe was restarted.

    You can find the error dump that was generated in the Attachements.

    After a reboot of the virtual machine, the Problem is gone. It only appears about 1 in a 100 times.

    Maybe someone can analyse the error dump and give me a clue what it could be.

    Thank you
    Robin Rapp

    :)
     
    RaRo, Apr 2, 2019
    #1
  2. AlanR246 Win User

    Screen flicker and hangup on desktop screen

    The short term fix for me was to roll back to Windows 7. I did not have the time to work through the issues but will try again in a week or so. I had a call in to the Microsoft Answer Desk and got a call back after I rolled back. Pasted below are the suggestions
    to attempt find the problem. In my case, I suspect Norton was the culprit since that was the common product on both my desktops and I was not seeing a flicker in Task Manager window.

    From the Microsoft Answer Desk:

    Here are the Steps for the Flickering issue.

    If we see the screen flickering after sign-in there are two possible causes - apps causing Explorer to crash, or display driver issues.

    To start, press this key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

    If this opens Task Manager and that window is NOT flickering:The likely cause is Software Compatibility issue causing Explorer.exe to crash repeatedly.

    • Use the File, Run option in Task Manager to open additional tools as-needed. Be sure to check the box to run tools as Administrator. These could include:

      appwiz.cpl: Opens Programs and Features

      compmgmt.msc: Opens Computer Management

      cmd.exe
    • You can search for crash events in the Event Logs and find if any third party DLLs are the faulting module in the Explorer,.exe crashes Or uninstall software that is likely to include shell extensions.
    • If removing software does not resolve the issue, use these commands to repair Windows:

      dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

      sfc /scannow
    We have reports that removing these apps help resolve the issue:

    • Norton Antivirus
    • Other AV solutions
    • iCloud
    • IDT Audio (faulting module IDTNC64.cpl)
    If Task Manager is flickering, or it didn't open, proceed with display driver troubleshooting:
    The likely cause is a display driver or display hardware issue.

    • Boot to Safe Mode with Networking.
    • Use the same steps here as for Black Screen issues - if dual chipset, disable built-in graphics, if still flickers, try with only the other chipset enabled.
    • If this does not work, or there is only a single chipset, uninstall the device and remove the driver software.
    • Then boot into Windows and update the drivers to the latest from the manufacturer.
    Here are the Steps for the Flickering issue.

    If we see the screen flickering after sign-in there are two possible causes - apps causing Explorer to crash, or display driver issues.
     
    AlanR246, Apr 2, 2019
    #2
  3. Screen flickering in Windows 10 safe mode

    I haven't made any changes on my device. This screen flickering is only happening in Safe Mode.
     
    AdhipBanerjee, Apr 2, 2019
    #3
  4. Windows Explorer crashes and screen flickers after reboot

    screen flicker and incomplete reboot start up after windows 10 update

    Hi,

     

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Forums.

    If we see the screen flickering after sign-in there are two possible causes – apps causing Explorer to crash, or display driver issues.

    To start, press this key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

    If this opens Task Manager and that window is NOT flickering:

    The likely cause is Software Compatibility issue causing Explorer.exe to crash repeatedly.

    • Use the File, Run option in Task Manager to open additional tools as-needed. Be sure to check the box to run tools as Administrator. These could include:

      appwiz.cpl: Opens Programs and Features

      compmgmt.msc: Opens Computer Management

      cmd.exe
    • You can search for crash events in the Event Logs and find if any third party DLLs are the faulting module in the Explorer,.exe crashes Or uninstall software that is likely to include shell extensions.
    • If removing software does not resolve the issue, use these commands to repair Windows:

      dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

      sfc /scannow
    We have reports that removing these apps help resolve the issue:

    • Norton Antivirus
    • Other AV solutions
    • iCloud
    If Task Manager is flickering, or it didn’t open, proceed with display driver troubleshooting:

    The likely cause is a display driver or display hardware issue.

    • Boot to Safe Mode with Networking.
    • Use the same steps here as for Black Screen issues – if dual chipset, disable built-in graphics, if still flickers, try with only the other chipset enabled.
    • If this does not work, or there is only a single chipset, uninstall the device and remove the driver software.
    • Then boot into Windows and update the drivers to the latest from the manufacturer.

    Hope this helps.

     
    Anish A Kumar, Apr 2, 2019
    #4
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