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As title
says explorer has stopped responding

when I click on restart explorer it restarts but I cant click on anything
and have to restart pc
Always happens in specific folders (containing pictures and videos)

win7 ultimate 32
any update from ms to fix or something?
cmd works fine in accessing the folder though
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Run a CHKDSK.

C:>
>properties>tools>Check Disk>[tick both boxes]>schedule.

Does browsing to the folder using a browser encounter the same issues?
 
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post #3 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GerroffMe;13502911 
Run a CHKDSK.

C:>
>properties>tools>Check Disk>[tick both boxes]>schedule.

Does browsing to the folder using a browser encounter the same issues?
Nope
opera access`s it fine
videos play perfectly fine

chkdsk on c?
i assume it would be H since H contains the folder
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Quote:
chkdsk on c?
i assume it would be H since H contains the folder

Well yeah whatever letter you have assigned smile.gif
 
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post #5 of 10
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very well
Running chkdsk on H:\
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post #6 of 10
Make sure you also run it on the main disk where the OS is stored.
 
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post #7 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GerroffMe;13503496 
Make sure you also run it on the main disk where the OS is stored.
._. I didnt know it would take a few hours
I`l do C and H tommorow
especially stage 4 of 5
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post #8 of 10
If it is just Windows Explorer crashing, you could also try running:
sfc /scannow in the command prompt as well to check your system files. If Explorer is corrupt it will be replaced.
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post #9 of 10
Sfc /purgecache
Then
Sfc /scannow with your os disk in the drive
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clox;13504115 
If it is just Windows Explorer crashing, you could also try running:
sfc /scannow in the command prompt as well to check your system files. If Explorer is corrupt it will be replaced.

If SFC finds any errors that it can't fix, you can then try: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html devil.gif
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