Help!Windows explorer has stoped working!

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Found 9th Mar 2009
Hi for some reason most of the times i go into a folder to delete somthing or highlight somthing windows comes up with a message saying "windows has stopped working"

this is driving me crazy as it takes ages to delete stuff etc

has anyone else sufferd from this,inm using vista


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I used to have this problem with xp a while ago... turned out to be a problem with a shell extension... maybe look into that if nothing else sorts it.

It might also be to do with indexing, I can't remember where the feature is in Vista but make sure it is dissabled, turned off, deleted and anything else you can think of to get rid of it.

have you got the SP1?

I had this once turned out to be a bad codec
any avi icon preview would crash explorer

try changing the view to list

Original Poster

coud be divx player

is there another divx player i could install?

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This happened on my dads aswellm incidently also only in folders with … This happened on my dads aswellm incidently also only in folders with avi's we just formatted it though.

yeh mine too,dont realy want to reformat
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