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Windows 7: File Explorer not responding when searching for programs and files

01 Sep 2013   #1
Xearion

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
File Explorer not responding when searching for programs and files

When I want to search something at start (when pressing the start button) it keeps saying "File Explorer is not responding", or I guess it's that. I have a dutch computer so it actually says "Windows verkenner reageert niet". When I want to search for programs and files, it freezes. I tried Fix it, but it says I have no any problems. I was on a vacation. Before my vacation, I didn't have such any problems. And 1 thing more, it freezes too when I want to name/rename a map. I tried to set the theme to Windows-classic, but that didn't work neither... It even froze when I want to capture a video with fraps to make it clear!


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02 Sep 2013   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Xearion. Looks like it is Windows Explorer is not responding. Does this problem happen every time, or only randomly? If it is repeatable, try booting to Safe mode and see if the problem occurs there.

Safe Mode

If the problem does not occur in safe mode, try a clean start to see if there is a conflict

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

If problem still occurs, I would next run the System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If it finds error it cannot fix, post the sfcdetails.txt from Option Three.

A Guy
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03 Sep 2013   #3
Xearion

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums Xearion. Looks like it is Windows Explorer is not responding. Does this problem happen every time, or only randomly? If it is repeatable, try booting to Safe mode and see if the problem occurs there.

Safe Mode

If the problem does not occur in safe mode, try a clean start to see if there is a conflict

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

If problem still occurs, I would next run the System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If it finds error it cannot fix, post the sfcdetails.txt from Option Three.

A Guy
Thanks! I tried safe mode and I can search normally there. On safe mode I searched msconfig and made a clean start. I can now search normally on the normal windows. I unchecked some things I didn't trust and I finally found the malefactor.
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03 Sep 2013   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Great, glad you got it sorted, probably removed some things you didn't need starting with Windows as well

A Guy
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03 Sep 2013   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Xearion could you let us know what you unchecked that solved your problem? It could help others with the same problem.
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05 Sep 2013   #6
Xearion

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Xearion could you let us know what you unchecked that solved your problem? It could help others with the same problem.
I only unchecked "System Control Manager" by Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.
What does System Control Manager actually do?
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05 Sep 2013   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It appears to be a way to control various functions in your laptop, all in one place. From what I can see it is not malicious, but also not necessary. Have a look at the info from this site. I am not suggesting to use the software being touted

System Control Manager by Micro-Star International Co - Should I Remove It?

A Guy
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