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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Freezes ,Browser stops Responding

14 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 
Windows Explorer Freezes ,Browser stops Responding

Hi,
For the past 2 days, whenever I have used Mozilla firefox 12.0, after sometime, the browser hangs up and it tells that the browser has stoped responding.The same time, windows explorer also hangs and freezes soon.I will have to restart and then same thing happens again.I tried Chorome also, but the result was same. the browser freezes, and soon after explorer also freezes.
I have also noticed that the disk space in the C drive is also getting reduced.In one day 5gb of space has been added up.I have installed and tested with windirstat.

Update:
Now even the yahoo messenger freezes(not responding) everytime..and other applications too
I have scanned with MAlwarebytes and Security essential and could not find any infection.
For the past 3 days, I can't watch flash videos in Mozilla.Today,several time the same thing happend to chrome also and it saysthe player crashed.

Please give me a solution.

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14 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if flushing the DNS cache helps:
Open an elevated command prompt....then, copy/paste ipconfig /flushdns press 'enter'
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15 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

@Jacee
That didn't helped. The applications still stop responding all of a sudden,Including internet explorer.2 days back I had installed Bluestack-stimulator for running android applications on windows.The problem started after installing that only..any suggestions?
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15 Aug 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Try a system restore to a point behind when the problem started!
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15 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

@mitchell I have the restore point in 2011 only.. does not want to loss some applications installed this year
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15 Aug 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You mean there are no restore point in 2012? Have you got "Create Restore Points" turned off? If yes I see no alternative that a clean instal of windows so you will loose all your programs! I would at least try to backup your data before it is too late. The way I read it is things are getting worse and worse. Back up now is my advice and do it quickly!
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15 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

How can I back up? is it creating restore pont?
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15 Aug 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You need to back up any data files that you want to keep. Copy them to an external hard drive, CD's,DVD's or memory sticks. Any storage media will do . The restore points just restore the software on your PC they do not interfere or store data! Windows OS and all your programs can be re installed from the discs.
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15 Aug 2012   #9

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Replace explorer.exe if that's the problem , Or Run CMD as administrator Type in sfc /scannow 'Hit Enter' to scan for corrupted windows files
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15 Aug 2012   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deanolfc View Post
Replace explorer.exe if that's the problem , Or Run CMD as administrator Type in sfc /scannow 'Hit Enter' to scan for corrupted windows files
But the problem is with all his browsers, Yahoo Messenger and as he says "Now even the yahoo messenger freezes(not responding) everytime..and other applications too"
Also space on his C drive is being eaten!
I think he has major problems so it is, IMHO, essential insurance to back up data!

dhaneshka

In a couple of your previous threads you were asked what anti virus software you were running but you gave no details. So I ask again "What anti virus software are you running and is it up to date?
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