I am having the seeming common problem of Widows Explorer not responding. I have tried autoruns and turned off everything recommended. I have run
sfc /scannow 3 times and it comes back clean. Booting in safe mode it appears to work. I read somewhere that the problem could be a service program, but can't remember where I read it or how to do it. Something about turning off all service programs and then turning them back on one at a time. The problem is I don't remember what it said to do.
I have an HP desktop with these specifications
AMD quad core processor 1.8ghz 1TB and 500GB SATA hard drives Nvidia 8400 graphics card a 2mb internet connetion wireless 2 BD RW drives Windows 7