Ok geeks, here's one for you.....

Found 17th Oct 2009
How is it that every time I turn on my laptop (Vista 64bit), the first time I right click on any file Windows explorer locks up and stops responding? I have to force close the folder I'm in but then when I re-open the folder and right click the same file everything is fine.
It does this every time without fail and it doesn't matter how long the computer has been running, it could be an hour before I try it and it still does it.
So there you go geeks. Any ideas please?

17 Comments

Reinstall the Anti Virus.

Original Poster

Chiptivo;6608409

Reinstall the Anti Virus.



Is that a stab or is there a reason?

Get rid of vista

Original Poster

jtx;6608417

Get rid of vista



Will be doing soon hopefully. The only reason I didn't revert to XP was because I read about it being tricky with the drivers (Dell studio 15). 7's on it's way this month with a bit of luck.

deek72;6608416

Is that a stab or is there a reason?



A stab.

deek72;6608436

Will be doing soon hopefully. The only reason I didn't revert to XP was … Will be doing soon hopefully. The only reason I didn't revert to XP was because I read about it being tricky with the drivers (Dell studio 15). 7's on it's way this month with a bit of luck.



Why not use the rc for now?

To be honest, I would hold down the windows key and press R.

You will get the RUN box.

Type msconfig and press enter

Go along to startup and uncheck all the rubbish that is starting up when windows is starting up.

might be worth opening task manager then watching the performance graph when you rc for the first time and see what appears to be happening - i.e. is an app or process maxxing out the cpu, memory or anythin else...

Original Poster

jtx;6608446

Why not use the rc for now?



I've got it downloaded and am tempted but for the sake of a couple of weeks I may as well hang on.

Chiptivo;6608454

To be honest, I would hold down the windows key and press R.You will get … To be honest, I would hold down the windows key and press R.You will get the RUN box.Type msconfig and press enterGo along to startup and uncheck all the rubbish that is starting up when windows is starting up.



I'm always on top of that. Only have anti-virus and roboform checked.

dt_matthews;6608460

might be worth opening task manager then watching the performance graph … might be worth opening task manager then watching the performance graph when you rc for the first time and see what appears to be happening - i.e. is an app or process maxxing out the cpu, memory or anythin else...



Will give it a try, thanks.

Ok geeks. I've unchecked both Avast and Roboform in msconfig and it seems to have cured it. Just gotta go back now and re-enable them both one at a time to isolate the culprit.
I'll be ok now thanks.
Rep to advisors.

now i'm not to sure but i believe that it's because explorer.exe hasn't finished loading so just give it a bit longer to load when you first boot up.

its often something to do with shell extensions.

lewisthemusician;6608617

now i'm not to sure but i believe that it's because explorer.exe hasn't … now i'm not to sure but i believe that it's because explorer.exe hasn't finished loading so just give it a bit longer to load when you first boot up.



He/She has already said it could be a hour after load up it does not matter, it will always hang first time.

buy a mac

Original Poster

ChipSticks;6608631

its often something to do with shell extensions.



I read that and downloaded 'shellExview' but there were so many entries to try and disble I couldn't face it.

mike381;6608666

buy a mac



Why, is it raining where you are? Dry here.


Anyway, it was Avast. It must have got corrupted somehow. I un/re-installed and it's fine now.

deek72;6609257

I read that and downloaded 'shellExview' but there were so many entries … I read that and downloaded 'shellExview' but there were so many entries to try and disble I couldn't face it.Why, is it raining where you are? Dry here.Anyway, it was Avast. It must have got corrupted somehow. I un/re-installed and it's fine now.




Yes.. I win. Look at post 2..

I was gunna suggest the removal of the pesky System 32 folder. I did and my computer runs mega quick now omg


even Advice Dog recommends it:
http://memegenerator.net/Instances/853/Advice-Dog-Delete-System32-Make-Your-PC-Go-Faster.jpg

:thumbsup:

Original Poster

Chiptivo;6609271

Yes.. I win. Look at post 2..



Ah, but stabs don't count.:-D
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