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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Stops Responding

16 Jul 2011   #1
nealj121

Win 7 x64
 
 
Windows Explorer Stops Responding

I havent figured out why this happens since I reinstalled Win7.

This only happens when I am going through the control panel. Here is what happens:

If I have to uninstall a program, I will go to programs and features and click programs and features and explorer will just freeze then if I keep clicking, I get "This program is unresponsive - Close, Restart, etc" I always choose restart it and it reloads fine.

The same things happens if I go to System or pretty much anything in the control panel.

Does anyone of any idea why this happens?


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16 Jul 2011   #2
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Hi nealj121,

How recent is this problem? Did Control Panel ever work? If it did, try a System Restore.
System Restore

Also try the SFC/SCANNOW command to see fix any corrupted system files.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If nothing else works, try a repair install.
Repair Install

Could you also fill out your System Specs? It will make it easier for us to diagnose the problem. Is your computer your own build or did you buy it from a retailer, for example Dell?

Hope this helps,
Jaidyn
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16 Jul 2011   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you cant fix the problem, try to uninstall with Revo. It is actually more efficient that the built in uninstall
Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs easily
There is a 30 day free trial for 64 bit.
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16 Jul 2011   #4
nealj121

Win 7 x64
 
 

I filled out some of the system specs as you said - let me know if you need more.

I will try some of what you guys recommended.

Also, this problem has been around for awhile (I think since I reinstalled Win7 a month ago). Control panel DOES work but again I seem to almost always have to restart windows explorer first.


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Quote:

Also try the SFC/SCANNOW command to see fix any corrupted system files.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
This solved the problem, the log did pick up a few corrupted files and seems all is fine now.

Thanks!
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18 Jul 2011   #5
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I'm glad it helped.
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