I agree with the above statement. Windows Explorer would crash all the time until I turned off the preview pane.
I still run the aero interface and don't have issues there - I think the Preview pane is the culprit here.
Just to clarify - it doesn't matter if Pro/E is running or not. Explorer still crashes a LOT. I just tested this by turning the preview pane back on (after shutting down pro/e) and it took about 15 seconds for it to crash after I browsed to by Pro/E work directory area.
I just turned off the preview pane and left it off (for years).
If anyone out there knows of a fix for this that still allows the preview pane to work, I would love to hear it!
In windoze 7 I immediately go to Computer Properties/Advanced system settings/Performance settings/Adjust for best performance. In one fell swoop you get rid of all the redunkulous Redmond garbage and overhead. Makes for a much better working and responding machine.
In Reply to Nathan Rollins:
Ok - I am sure that could be the issue I am seeing. I will ensure that it
is off the next time I am working in Pro.
Thanks to all for the advice!