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Windows 7: Explorer keeps refreshing every 3 to 5 minutes.


17 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Explorer keeps refreshing every 3 to 5 minutes.

Hi,

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. My desktop and explorer keeps refreshing every 3 to 5 minutes. I have cleaned the registry and restarted several times. After restart it stays fine for a while and explorer starts refreshing.
Computers has 8GB of RAM and video card has 512MB of VRAM, not shared.
Does anybody know what else I can do? I don't want to format and reinstall.
Thanks,

AJ

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17 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Install the latest drivers, including chipset. Then, investigate your context menu entries with ShellExView. Also, scan with Malwarebytes Anti Malware, after updating.
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17 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Do not reinstall.
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17 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Install the latest drivers, including chipset. Then, investigate your context menu entries with ShellExView. Also, scan with Malwarebytes Anti Malware, after updating.
Malwarebytes scans OK!
I have the latest drivers for everything, including chipset.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aben2amu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Install the latest drivers, including chipset. Then, investigate your context menu entries with ShellExView. Also, scan with Malwarebytes Anti Malware, after updating.
Malwarebytes scans OK!
Full system scan? Then try the other suggestions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aben2amu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Install the latest drivers, including chipset. Then, investigate your context menu entries with ShellExView. Also, scan with Malwarebytes Anti Malware, after updating.
Malwarebytes scans OK!
Full system scan? Then try the other suggestions.
I ran ShellExView, but don't know what I am looking for. Desktop keeps refreshing.
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17 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Look for different context entries that can cause issues.
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17 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Look for different context entries that can cause issues.
I know you mean well, but that utility doesn't tell you about conflicting contextual menus, you know. It just lists them.
If there is no other solution I will format and reinstall everything from scratch.
Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aben2amu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Look for different context entries that can cause issues.
I know you mean well, but that utility doesn't tell you about conflicting contextual menus, you know. It just lists them.
If there is no other solution I will format and reinstall everything from scratch.
Thanks.
Something in the list may be causing the issue. Disable them one by one - if you have AVG or Eset installed, uninstall them to make sure its not the antivirus.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aben2amu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Look for different context entries that can cause issues.
I know you mean well, but that utility doesn't tell you about conflicting contextual menus, you know. It just lists them.
If there is no other solution I will format and reinstall everything from scratch.
Thanks.
Something in the list may be causing the issue. Disable them one by one - if you have AVG or Eset installed, uninstall them to make sure its not the antivirus.
I have Norton 360 v4 on 3 computers.
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