Crash issues Windows 10
Mozza7 last edited by Mozza7
I'm trying to diagnose some issues, my Windows 10 file explorer is freezing up until I restart it from task manager. I recently reinstalled win10 entirely.
The only reason I'm posting here is that I think there is a possibility the issue is linked to Opera. I believe this because if my file explorer freezes, so does my Opera browser. But other processes, i.e outlook continue to work absolutely fine.
Another reason, it was happening frequently, so I disable hardware acceleration. Since then, it's less frequent.
I've run sfc, DISM check & scan health, nothing they can find there, which tilts me a little further towards the issue being with opera.
Any ideas here? Even just a 'It's windows not opera' or 'it's definitely opera' will be perfect, as at least I know where to further look into.
Opera: Version: 64.0.3417.61 (latest according to opera itself, stable branch)
Windows 10 Pro: build 10.0.18362 x64
I run extensions LastPass and uBlock origin, I do not use the inbuilt adblocker.
Let me know if anything else is needed here? Thanks
zalex108 last edited by
Have you tested renaming your profile?
Or uninstalling Opera for a while?
Browsing with any other for some hours or days.
"Off Topic Tip"
Follow the Signature's Backup | Reset link.
Take the opportunity to start a Backup plan and even create a Template Profile.
Mozza7 last edited by
@zalex108 I have tried renaming and using a new profile, I'm going to try again but not login or use any extensions or anything.
The only reason I stuck with Opera was due to its features, I can move over to a different browser whilst diagnosing, I just haven't yet as it's frequent but just too infrequent! I'll see how the profile change goes first.
I just wasn't sure why an Opera freeze might also freeze windows explorer, but nothing else.
burnout426 last edited by
If you uninstall Opera, does explorer still freeze? If not, then yes, it's totally possible that Opera could be interfering in some way. But, it doesn't seem too likely.
I recently reinstalled win10 entirely.
If you haven't gotten too far in setting everything back up yet, consider reinstalling again just to rule out issues with the Windows 10 installation.