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Windows 7: Explorer Navigation Pane is Buggy/Hung-up

28 Jun 2014   #1
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Explorer Navigation Pane is Buggy/Hung-up

Explorer Navigation Pane hangs from time to time. A restart fixes the problem. I ran scannow and Windows reported "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations." This just developed recently and wondered if it was indicative of a coming meltdown and what other diagnostic tools I can use to look for problems in the OS. I think my details will be published automatically as I'm registered here.


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28 Jun 2014   #2
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Hello pxfragonard , have you tried a chk dsk ? Disk Check
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28 Jun 2014   #3
pxfragonard

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

Thanks, Yard Dog. I'll try it after the soccer games (I watch thru the TV card). But just one thing. If I have programs scheduled to run at night and I run it, should I disable those? How long does a scan and fix usually take? Trying to figure out the time window.
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28 Jun 2014   #4
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Well, it can vary of course , depending on how much you have on your hard drive, I have alot of free space. and take it a bit to verify those. I have a 160 gig hd and it takes about a half hour for mine to run. You can set it to run on start up , which may make it easier to schedule for you. Then you would only need to allow enough time for it to run and finish up so that you can be on time for what else you need to do. There is a way to see what it found also, Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

Hope this helps you out.
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28 Jun 2014   #5
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Could you elaborate on Navigation Pane hangs?

What are you doing when this occurs? What area of the Navigation pane are you accessing?

Favorites?
Libraries?
Computer?
Network?
Control Panel?
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28 Jun 2014   #6
pxfragonard

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Could you elaborate on Navigation Pane hangs?

What are you doing when this occurs? What area of the Navigation pane are you accessing?

Favorites?
Libraries?
Computer?
Network?
Control Panel?
The whole navigation pane: ie the left side. Desktop, Libraries, Computer... everything.
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28 Jun 2014   #7
pxfragonard

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yard Dog View Post
Well, it can vary of course , depending on how much you have on your hard drive, I have alot of free space. and take it a bit to verify those. I have a 160 gig hd and it takes about a half hour for mine to run. You can set it to run on start up , which may make it easier to schedule for you. Then you would only need to allow enough time for it to run and finish up so that you can be on time for what else you need to do. There is a way to see what it found also, Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

Hope this helps you out.
Thanks a lot, Yard Dog. I appreciate it! Will try right after the soccer!
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28 Jun 2014   #8
pxfragonard

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

OK. Tried it and am posting the results. So I'll wait and see if the problem is solved. If it recurs I'll run it again and attempt to fix bad sectors though none were found.


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File Type: txt CHKDSKResults.txt (15.6 KB, 3 views)
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30 Jun 2014   #9
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for posting back , your attachment did show some files were recovered and if the problem re occurs, please post back and Slartybart can offer more advice , as he is an expert on this and will assist you further to get you sorted out.
Good luck in this issue and thanks for using SevenForums.
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30 Jun 2014   #10
pxfragonard

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yard Dog View Post
Thanks for posting back , your attachment did show some files were recovered and if the problem re occurs, please post back and Slartybart can offer more advice , as he is an expert on this and will assist you further to get you sorted out.
Good luck in this issue and thanks for using SevenForums.
Thanks, Yard Dog. I thought I did see that some files were fixed and then I looked again and didn't see it but your expertise is way beyond mine. Thanks. So far, so good. I thought I'd try scan and fix first, leaving the bad sectors for later if it recurs. If it does, I'll do scan/fix/recover and, if that doesn't work, I'll be back. Should I mark this solved?
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