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Windows 7: Explorer Freezing

05 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Build 7100
Explorer Freezing

Hi, I've searched all over to find this exact problem, and I haven't found it, so my apologies if it's already been solved.

Frequently (about half the time) when I open an Explorer window, if I start clicking on files/folders/drives right away, the window will freeze up. This applies to all Explorer windows, even those opened by other programs when trying to save or open a file. It just did it a few minutes ago while trying to save a file in Photoshop, but it has done it while saving files in just about all my programs - Google Chrome, Word, Excel, even Wordpad. And when it happens, I have to restart the entire program and lose all data since my last save/autosave.

However, if I wait a few seconds before I click anything, the windows usually (but not always) respond correctly with no freeze, no application restart.

Any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL

[quote=Gigabitz;255407 if I start clicking on files/folders/drives right away, the window will freeze up. This applies to all Explorer windows, even those opened by other programs when trying to save or open a file.

Any ideas?
Suspicious a lot.It can cause any protected software non-system firewall,antivirus antispyware or any codec or any add-one to shell.

1.Check in event viewer in Application section any errors relate to explorer.exe and post here

2.Disable all programs from Startup (METHOD THREE from here Startup Programs - Change + restart

3.Disable also non-system add-ones to shell by using ShellExView ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows and check results

4.If still nothing help uninstall all non-systems codecs and all protected software
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