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Windows 7: windows hangs while opening a drive

23 Apr 2013   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
windows hangs while opening a drive

i am using windows 7 home premium 64 bit. i have 4 partitions of my hard disk. one of them i mostly use to store music videos and pictures. now windows hangs whenever i try to open videos and picture folders in that drive (it doesn't hang when i open folders in it containing MP3's ). other drives are working well. please help because those pictures are very important for me..

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23 Apr 2013   #2

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

What COULD be causing this if you have set Thumbnails to be displayed in the folders containing pictures and videos. That takes time to scan each of the files and generate the appropriate thumbnail. Furthermore, if there is a corrupted video file, that could cause Windows to hang while trying to scan that file to generate a thumbnail.

I have thumbnails disabled on my pc for that very reason.
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23 Apr 2013   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
What COULD be causing this if you have set Thumbnails to be displayed in the folders containing pictures and videos. That takes time to scan each of the files and generate the appropriate thumbnail. Furthermore, if there is a corrupted video file, that could cause Windows to hang while trying to scan that file to generate a thumbnail.

I have thumbnails disabled on my pc for that very reason.
thanks for your support, i have disabled my thumbnails, i got access to some of the folder but they behave strangely; once i got the access to one folder the next time i visit it again hangs. as u have mentioned, i think this is being created because of overload, i have about 23 GB of pictures in that drive. they were in a single folder earlier which have some sub-folders, i tried some times and managed to scatter them through different folders. any other option to ease up the processor while going through that drive?
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23 Apr 2013   #4

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

The delay is because Kaspersky is scanning the files you're trying to open.

I'm assuming by a "hang", you mean a delay of a minute or two?

Kaspersky is very intrusive. It's constantly ON, doing its job.
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23 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

If it's on a hard drive not in use all the time, some of them spin down when not in use to save on wear and tear, called parking, I get a few seconds of lag on using those parked drives when they next get accessed, just something else to consider.

OP, I do hope you have indexing turned off on that drive with the pictures, also.

Right click the drive icon in Windows Explorer and go into properties, it's the check box at the bottom of the General tab.
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24 Apr 2013   #6

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pscowboy View Post
The delay is because Kaspersky is scanning the files you're trying to open.

I'm assuming by a "hang", you mean a delay of a minute or two?

Kaspersky is very intrusive. It's constantly ON, doing its job.
no it hangs completely, windows explorer stops working and i have to do force shutdown by long pressing power button..
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24 Apr 2013   #7

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
If it's on a hard drive not in use all the time, some of them spin down when not in use to save on wear and tear, called parking, I get a few seconds of lag on using those parked drives when they next get accessed, just something else to consider.

OP, I do hope you have indexing turned off on that drive with the pictures, also.

Right click the drive icon in Windows Explorer and go into properties, it's the check box at the bottom of the General tab.
it was turned on, i unchecked that after you asked, the drive is giving me a little more access now, i mean earlier it used to hang right after opening the folder, now i can access some of the pictures but after few minutes, it again responds the same way.
one more thing i want to bring you concern. there was a folder containing pictures in other drive, i thought it is working properly and there is much space left in this drive, so i moved that folder to this drive (the one which is creating problems) few time back, now that folder is also not accessible..
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24 Apr 2013   #8

microsoft window7 Ultimate x64
 
 

sudhir dara

-right click on the folder that you want to open and click on properties. you will see three tabs "General, Sharing and Customize"
- click on "Customize" and if the folder type selected as "Photo Album" or "Pictures", change it to "Documents"
-open your folder again. Browse through every folder and search for problem.

-If the folder contains video is unable to open, then change your video to thumbnails and unable to change properly and cause your system to generate error, then you've found the source.

it will be helpful for you......
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24 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Are you only using Windows Explorer when these hangs/lags occur?

If you try Total Commander, Xyplorer or some other file manager, does this occur?

Just want to see if this is a Windows Explorer issue or all file management.
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24 Apr 2013   #10

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Are you only using Windows Explorer when these hangs/lags occur?

If you try Total Commander, Xyplorer or some other file manager, does this occur?

Just want to see if this is a Windows Explorer issue or all file management.
i tried Xyplorer and hurrrayy, everything working fine.. thanks a lot lot lot Faladu. i really don't have words to thank u. i will revert to you again if i will find any further problem..
one more thing i want to ask, is there any way to repair windows explorer other than reinstalling windows??
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