When working in Windows, Windows Explorer may stop working. You do not have to panic. We have solutions for you.
Sometime when “something goes wrong” with Windows 10, it can cause Windows Explorer to shut down. This is usually accompanied by an error message saying that Windows Explorer has stopped working and needs to be shut down. The only problem is that it’s a little difficult to “get back” the Explorer automatically as when it stops working prevails … absolute darkness. The screen tilts, the desktop background is subtracted, and you do not have access to basic features such as the taskbar, desktop icons, and any windows that you have opened.
When Windows Explorer stops working, there is … absolute darkness.
You can also see the cursor and move it freely. Unfortunately, there is no “Start” button to shut down the computer or to access the settings and you can not open an application through the desktop. Windows Explorer shutdown can be caused by a variety of issues such as an old or corrupted screen driver, corrupted system files, failing hardware (or, in particular, RAM) or virus infection. In any case, the first thing you need to do is try to reset Windows Explorer. Simple steps to restore
Restart the computer
Restarting the computer is the simplest thing you can do to restore Windows Explorer functionality. Of course, the question is: how do you restart the computer without clicking on the “Start” button? Definitely not from the physical key of the computer. This should be the last solution if you want to ensure the smooth operation of the system for many years. So the first way to activate the Start menu is through the combination Ctrl + Alt + Del.
Use Ctrl + Alt + Del
To display this menu, simply press the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys at the same time. After you do so, a menu will cover the entire screen. In this menu, you can click the Feed button at the bottom right of the screen and choose to restart the computer. Alternatively, if you want to save time, you can try disconnecting through the same screen (selecting “Exit”), and then log back in again to see if the problem has been fixed. Simple steps to restore
Most Windows computers are configured so that the “fast” push of the physical power key causes a controlled Windows shutdown. This is different from the long press of the power button, which cuts off the system power and causes a sudden shutdown. If you are not sure what the power button is doing quickly, it’s good to check it before the “bad” happens. You can check the power button functions by pressing the Windows search button on the taskbar and typing ‘edit power plan’ or ‘power plan’ by clicking on the corresponding option. Simple steps to restore
In the window that appears, click ‘Change advanced power settings’. In the next window, select Activation Buttons> Activate Button Action> Setup. Then select “Shutdown”. To enable this feature, you only need to press the physical power key in the same way that you press it to turn on the computer. Keeping the power button pressed for a long time essentially causes forced shutdown, and is not the most ideal for smooth operation of the system. Simple steps to restore
This is the fastest way to restore the Windows Explorer functionality without restarting the computer. First, you must have access to Task Manager. In the same way as above, you can access Task Manager via the Ctrl + Alt + Del menu. However, pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc opens Task Manager without having to go through the options menu. After pressing the above combination, Task Manager opens. Click ‘File’, and then select ‘Run New Job’. A box will appear. In this box, type “explorer” or “explorer.exe,” and then click OK. Windows will now restart Explorer and will revert all features without having to restart the computer. Simple steps to restore
The above simple solutions can help the novice user to be able to do the necessary checks to find the reason that caused the shutdown of Windows Explorer. For example, from the Ctrl + Alt + Del menu you can restart your computer in Safe Mode to check for startup problems or to scan your computer for virus or malware infections. Simple steps to restore
You should be careful as sudden computer restarts can cause data loss. In this case, you should look for specific data recovery techniques.