Windows Explorer freezes

December 30, 2005 at 08:39:53
Specs: Win 98, Pent. II 190 RAM
For a while now, my Windows Explorer seems to freeze, even when I'm not doing anything(consciously) with files. That is, the system freezes, I check tasks, and it's usually Windows Explorer that's not responding. I end the task and things seem to be okay, for a while until it happens again. Yeah, I know my system is old, needs more memory, etc. I've run the spyware programs (by the way, I downloaded Spydoctor, but had to disable the automatic scan at startup, which prevented Windows from coming up at all!) Thanks for any suggestions.

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December 30, 2005 at 10:29:32
Have you installed internet explorer 6 with service pack 1

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December 30, 2005 at 16:08:12
Ellensue, in case you're wondering, Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer are very intertwined. Updating Internet Explorer updates a lot of Windows Explorer's files.

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December 30, 2005 at 16:43:37
For general problems I usually try these two boring old standards for starters:

IE Repair (if available):
Control Panel/Add-Remove then double click "Microsoft IE & Tools" entry to see if you get the option.

Rebuild your registry:
Restart in MS-DOS and type scanreg /fix


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January 5, 2006 at 20:20:35
Oops - didn't know I had responses ;-)

I'll give these things a try. Thanks!

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