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Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
September 3, 2009 at 13:18:06
Specs: Windows XP
Whenever I use my computer (Windows XP) and open up a Windows Explorer window to open a file, double clicking it appears to force WE into 'not responding' - this happens every time, but I can open files by accessing their programs and opening them that way. It's a big pain because I am a teacher and use the interactive boards a lot to teach class, so juggling files is really important. Does anybody know how to fix this? I've tried the basic virus scans, disc defrag, disc cleanup and reboots.

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#1
September 3, 2009 at 13:29:32
possibly a repair of WE may resolve it?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318378

And if you do a trawl via google etc. using the string/term:

repair windows explorer xp

you'll get the above hit and lot of others too. Worth to do a trawl and see if any of them apply help etc.?


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#2
September 3, 2009 at 13:42:47
This appears to be a link for INTERNET Explorer rather than WINDOWS Explorer. I have re-installed Internet Explorer 8 just in case, to no effect. Interestingly I can move, rename and delete files without the problem occuring, but opening one causes an instant 'not responding' state.

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#3
September 3, 2009 at 15:09:58
You could try the System File Checker:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...

As a workaround, how about using 'My Computer' instead of the Explorer.


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#4
September 4, 2009 at 02:27:06
oops... apologies for that; seems I may need gnu glazzes...

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#5
September 4, 2009 at 04:47:29
A massive reinstall of Windows Service Pack 3 for XP appears to have done the trick (god bless breaktime period!!) however now both Firefox and Internet Explorer won't connect to the internet - strangely however, McCafee and Windows Update both can and the wireless connection reads as Very Good.

(thanks for all this help guys and gals, it's really appreciated for a computer Noob like me!)


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#6
September 4, 2009 at 06:20:04
Presumably when you look at IE tools\Internet-options\connections area things are set as they ought to be?

Also rechceck firewall settings; possibly sp3 re-install has altered a few items there and thus the FW is blocking IE and Firefox access??


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