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Unable to access WD external drive

Basically the HDD started acting weird (couldnt access files on it) and event viewer was flooded with "bad block" reports. Now the HDD cant be accessed at all. It shows up in windows explorer when ...
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Stop Windows 8 from closing unresponsive programs automatically

This is extremely annoying, especially my laptop is so messed up that whenever it boots to the Start, the Disk Activity just couldn't stop until 10 minutes plus later. When I launch a program (I can't ...
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Internal SATA HDD Always Hangs The Next Day On Any Write-Access

I have a 250GB Maxtor 7Y250M0 SATA HDD that worked fine on my Dell XPS400 running Windows XP. Now I use it as second internal HDD for my Lenovo M85 running Windows 7. The installation went smoothly ...
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Even after reinstalling windows, why does explorer.exe like to hang?

I have an LT4009u. Which any sane person would regret buying, but damn it I'll make it work. Anyways, I upgraded it by buying a 4 GB chip of RAM (up from its original 1 GB), and I put a (rather ...
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Accessing network share freezes computer

I have two computers, one Windows Vista SP2 that hosts a network share folder, and a Windows XP SP3 netbook that access this share. When I try to access the share on the XP computer, Explorer (and ...
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Windows 7 Recorded TV Explorer Freezes

In my "Recorded TV" library, in which I store the movies that Windows Media Center record from my TV tuner card, I have about 400 movies (.dvr-ms and .wtv files), almost 2.4 TB of data. When I try to ...
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Windows XP Explorer freeze

My laptop has suddenly started to behave in a strange way. First of all, this is its hardware configuration: Dual Core CPU at 2.40 GHz; RAM 3 GB. Windows XP SP2. Like I said, all of a sudden ...
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Explorer.exe hangup during move large file into external drive

During move large files (700mb+) to external drive formated NTFS via USB 3.0 I've noticed strange things about explorer.exe (I am using Windows 7 up to date) Sometimes after move file the explorer ...
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Microsoft Office 2003 document (Excel and Word), intermitently, takes 30 seconds to load

I am trying to figure out why a simple .XLS EXCEL workbook is taking, randomly, 30 seconds to open. Before answering: Please, bear mind the following: Main symptoms Using Windows Explorer, here ...
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482 views

Thumbnail view freezes in windows XP explorer

When I try load on an XP machine Thumbnail view of folder that has few hundred (over 200 hundred) PDFs and JPGs in it, the I get explorer window that is not responding. It is fine if there only few ...
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Windows XP - Explorer CPU spike and freeze

System: Windows XP SP3, Intel i3 Issue: Windows Explorer process spikes my CPU usage to 50% and freezes. Only resolution is to kill the process in the Task Manager and restart manually. ...
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Is there a way to avoid stalling Windows Explorer when clicking a shortcut to a currently unavailable network location

I use shortcuts on Windows 7 to different network locations on my university. This is based on the negative experiences with networked disks in Windows XP that would severely increase logon time with ...
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What to do when picture folder causes windows XP to freeze?

i have a folder of pictures that i downloaded from my camera. Anytime i open that folder in windows explorer and click on any of the pictures my machine freezes for minutes. The pictures finally ...
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windows explorers hangs when changing user on Vista home premium

I created a new user with admin priviledge on Vista i86 Home premium SP2. And when switching to that user's account, can't launch Exploere! It says Explorerer has stopped, restart? And so on. Tryed ...
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Alternative to 'Explorer.exe'

Hey all, We all know that Windows is not really functional as it's supposed to be and from time to time one will experience unnecessary freezing and hitching. When this happens to me it seems that ...
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IBM Thinkpad running XP/SP2 hangs due to explorer.exe issue (I think)

I have an IBM Thinkpad running XP w/ SP2 and recently it has started to hang when I open a folder or do anything related to explorer.exe (runs fine in safe mode though). Has anyone faced similar ...
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Tortoise SVN appears to freeze Explorer

When updating a repository using Tortoise SVN, Explorer on Windows XP tends to choke and freeze in regular intervals. Something like 4 seconds freeze, 1 second fluent work. I imagine this may be ...
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KB980408: Fix for Explorer freezing: does anyone know what app caused it?

Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 today (Tuesday, April 27, 2010): KB980408: The April 2010 stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available. The ...
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Windows Explorer hangs when opening a specific folder

When I open a particular folder on my inside a folder on my desktop. This folder was copied via a DVD-ROM from a previous computer. I didn't have any problems with this folder on the other computer. ...
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Windows 7 Explorer Not Responding

Upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit 2 GB RAM Dell Inspiron 6400 Microsoft Security Essentials Threatfire Super Anti-spyware Almost every time I open Windows Explorer or my ...
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Explorer and open file dialog not responding (Vista)

Any explorer window opened for the first time on my machine causes the explorer window to display the folders tree and folder path in the address bar immediately but the file/folder list pane is blank ...
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How can I fix a freezing Explorer?

Windows Explorer will occasionally freeze for 10-15 seconds when I try to run a shortcut or launch a document. This happens mostly when I am offline and on battery (e.g. working on the train). ...
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How do I identify what is freezing explorer?

I have a vista ultamite machine that has been running fine for over a year. In the last few months it has started freezing up. Not completely but just explorer. Any application already started ...