Attempting to assign a static IP address to my workstation I encountered an issue causing explorer.exe to crash and restart. The only message in the event log indicating an error was:
Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 10.0.10240.16397, time stamp: 0x55af15cb Faulting module name: SHELL32.dll, version: 10.0.10240.16399, time stamp: 0x55b04f5f Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x00000000000fc314 Faulting process id: 0x15ec Faulting application start time: 0x01d0c8c793a4d0a7 Faulting application path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\SHELL32.dll Report Id: 00500e3e-71de-47e6-9f81-990ebbae02f4 Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID:
After much searching it seems that an security update KB3074681 introduced a bug which is causing this issue
Removing this and restarting my workstation has resolved the issue. I don’t see me updating this workstations network adapter after this so I will be reapplying the update.
ref post: http://answers.microsoft.com