No solution possible? Can a format fix the issue?
Your infected with the virus need to reformat your machine. you can repair your Operating system also.
I have Kaspersky Internet security 2010 installed with daily update. Along with that I have Malwarebyte's anti-malware. There is a little possibility of having virus infection.
If I understand you right, the error occurs when you try to display the files in a directory. If so, it may be failing because of the 'preview' feature, which examines and displays an image from each of the files. See if you can turn off the preview feature, and if doing so prevents the error.
It seems probable to me that certain files either are malformed or contain content that the display program cannot handle, perhaps due to a bug, some malware, or some other file corruption or bad configuration setting. One way to find which files are bad would be copy half of them to a new directory and the other half to another, and try to examine each of the directories individually. You should be able to repeat the process to get a list of files which cause failure and which don't.
It is possible the error depends on the number of files in the directory, which would make it harder to analyze.
Can you tell us which application is causing this error?
And I don't mean the program you just started but the process that is linked to this.
You can look it up by going to taskmanager, the applications tab, alt-click on the the application and click on go to process.
Since explorer error makes the whole desktop restart, I feel its annoying and as temporal solution, I drag that error window away and after I have done all the works, I dragged it back and click the enter to let it restart.
One more point, I set my explorer to have multiple instances for each file explorer window, it may more or less related to this issue or its solution.