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Windows 7: Explorer right click lock ups and hard drives not always displaying

24 Feb 2013   #1
Swiftkidd

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1 x84
 
 
Explorer right click lock ups and hard drives not always displaying

Hi,

Since upgrading from windows XP to windows 7 I've experienced several issues:

When browsing windows explorer it's quick to return the following error message



Usually after closing the program it then creates further issues such as right click lock ups on sub folders which I have to start task manager to physically end task on a sub folder that's stopped responding just to get rid of the window.

Another issue which seem to be permanent is when I resume computer from stand by or hibernation it shows BSOD then restarts I'm not sure if all these problems are related but I eventually plan on fresh formatting my pc but I'm just hoping that I won't encounter or experience the same issues.

Additional info:
Operating System:
Windows 7 Ultimate

Processor:
Intel Pentium 4 2.93GHz

Ram:
1.00GB

System type:
32-bit Operating System


Thanks for help


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24 Feb 2013   #2
ajmich

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Since you're getting BSODs and plan a clean install, you'd be best off to go that route right away, rather than spend a lot of time trying to clean this up.

To bump performance a notch or two, add more memory, as 1GB is slim for running Windows 7 without a lot of hard drive thrash.
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24 Feb 2013   #3
Swiftkidd

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1 x84
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ajmich View Post
Since you're getting BSODs and plan a clean install, you'd be best off to go that route right away, rather than spend a lot of time trying to clean this up.

To bump performance a notch or two, add more memory, as 1GB is slim for running Windows 7 without a lot of hard drive thrash.
Hey thanks for the advice, I do have an SSD so might help with performance and plan on changing automatic start up programs to manual but I don't plan on adding additional ram just yet until I upgrade motherboard, processor, ram and graphics card.

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24 Feb 2013   #4
ajmich

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

You aren't asking, but seriously recommend you buy a new system rather than all those upgrades. Unlikely to be cost effective esp with sliding prices of new PCs...
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24 Feb 2013   #5
Swiftkidd

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1 x84
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ajmich View Post
You aren't asking, but seriously recommend you buy a new system rather than all those upgrades. Unlikely to be cost effective esp with sliding prices of new PCs...
I don't understand ? You mean it's cheaper for me to buy a retail system ? I'm in the UK by way and generally just use my computer as a media center / work station so I don't game but don't feel I could even if I wanted to as I'm held back by my computer specs. Like sometimes I use big applications like virtualization and photo editing and would like to do some video editing but all of above puts lag on my current system so might be worth spending little extra than necessary to enable me to explore stuff like that

I was planning on buying a Corsair Obsidian series case either 800D or 900D with a Corsair AX 850w power supply. I already have 6 boxes of Noctua cooling fans (3x NF-P12 & 3x NF-F12) and want an Intel core I5 or I7 I'm still undecided as generally I get stuck when it comes to choosing motherboards, processors & graphics cards plus ram. I don't need to upgrade just now but as mentioned earlier it would be nice to better enable me to use virtualization, picture & video editing / rendering stuff like that and would probably make good use of additional performance in some way.

I've had my current system almost 8 years.. bought from PCWorld. What is that process called using performance RAM from hard drive storage maybe I could do that for now.. think I looked into it once not sure how effective it is but I have 2x 2TB internal hard drives and 1 NAS device that has 2x2TB.

My layout is:
SSD: C:/ System Files, D:/ Documents and Settings,
HDD: E:/ Personal Files
HDD: D:/ Backup (Image backup using Acronis True Image)

NAS: (Raid 1) 1.8Tib
Contains backup which I occasionally use to access files remotely.

Also plan on using system restore and recovery software Deep Freeze Faronics to prevent system break down (Windows Rot) and as additional layer of protection against malware but also so I don't have to keep creating back ups as back ups get outdated really fast and using incremental as home user for me isn't very practical
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24 Feb 2013   #6
ajmich

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

"You mean it's cheaper for me to buy a retail system"

Perhaps a UK poster would care to comment, but YES at least in the USA the cost of PCs is such that ANY modestly-priced PC would blow away your 8 year old system. I used to build my own too but unless you prefer the hands on experience and a la carte shopping, it's just simpler and usually less money to buy an assembled PC. I had an 8 year old Sony tower, but went for a reasonably fast Asus system with 8GB RAM, 2TB HDD, for well under $500.
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