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Single folder stops responding in Win 7

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
For some reason when I try to open my Downloads folder on my H:/ I get a "windows has stopped responding" error? All the other folders work fine.

Setup:

c:/ ssd 0cz 32 gig os drive
d:/ samsung F3 1tb storage
h:/ wd 500 gig aaks - has page file + install programs to it
post #2 of 9
Corrupted file? Virus? Just delete the file to be safe so nothing infects your computer if its not already infected.
post #3 of 9
Have you installed any programs or altered any config files that would change the location of H:\\Downloads?

You can check the shell folder location using regedit:

regkey: {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}

location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\C urrentVersion\\Explorer\\Shell Folders

and

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\C urrentVersion\\Explorer\\User Shell Folders

If you don't have this already, a very useful tool to debug window config problems - autoruns
post #4 of 9
Put your page file onto the SSD, make it 1GB in size. Otherwise the speed of your SSD is wasted, because common things get loaded into pagefile. SSD is faster and if it has the page file your system will be faster.



Disk check the AAKS, Run HDTune, check SMART data, etc.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tips guys but I fixed it


I went into msdos mode, navigated to the folder, deleted some avi's I had dloaded yesterday and all is fine.

I'm running malwarebytes just to make sure they weren't infected. And as far as the page file I'm moving it now :d
post #6 of 9
Good to hear nothing serious
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
I never knew that a avi file could cause the folder to stop responding (i'm uninstalling current codecs and installing the community codec pack as I type this)
post #8 of 9
I've had this issue before but not with AVI files. It might have something to do with file size, compression or file attributes that windows doesn't recognize?

Good hunting.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
I dloaded the community codec pack and it recommended I dlaod Directx3d and I did so maybe now that the codecs and directx is fixed it'll be ok (no issues since I deleted the avi's though)
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