explorer.exe crashing after upgrading to Windows 10


I just upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 after a factory reset of Windows 7 to speed up my laptop. Since reset and upgrade File Manager closes itself within a few seconds of opening. One error log is copied below.

I have read that deleting or renaming C:\WINDOWS\system32\IDTNC64.cpl or uninstalling any IDT programs can fix this problem but despite having an HP laptop I can't find the file in system32 or IDT in Control Panel. I am also getting an atibtmon.exe run-time error but this may be unrelated. Can anyone help?

Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 10.0.10586.0, time stamp: 0x5632d4c0
Faulting module name: ShellExt64.dll_unloaded, version:, time stamp: 0x4c9add55
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000132d6c
Faulting process id: 0x7f0
Faulting application start time: 0x01d13f0598a3883f
Faulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
Faulting module path: ShellExt64.dll
Report Id: 719ff343-8de9-4016-80a3-642dc9dbaeea
Faulting package full name:
asked on Super User Dec 25, 2015 by Tim Haslam • edited Dec 25, 2015 by DavidPostill

1 Answer


You crash is caused by the file ShellExt64.dll in version 0.9.1 which can be HP CloudDrive: C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP CloudDrive\ShellExt64.dll (Source).

If you use this tool, update or remove it.

answered on Super User Dec 26, 2015 by magicandre1981

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